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Tim Kutscha
Expert Firmware Engineer

Portland Metro Office

Education

    • BSEE, MSEE Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Recognition

    • Former Chairman, Oregon Electric Vehicle Association 
    • 2 U.S. patents and 2 pending U.S. patents, in areas of:
      • 9806488 - Adaptive boost control for gating picosecond pulsed fiber lasers
      • 9837784 - Fully controllable burst shaping individual pulses from picosecond fiber lasers 
      • 20150263481A1 - Algorithms for rapid gating of seed suspendable pulsed fiber laser amplifiers
      • 20170139700A1 - Multiple laser module programming over internal communications bus of fiber laser

Interests / Obsessions

    • Electric vehicles
    • Hiking
    • Mountaineering
    • Playing violin in a rock band
    • Dancing 

Favorite Quote

  • In theory, theory works.

- Unknown

Expertise

    • Verilog programming for ASICs, FPGAs and CPLDs
    • Firmware programming and debug (ARM CPUs)
    • JTAG for programming and debugging systems
    • Schematic design and electrical circuit debugging
    • Perl/Python scripting for automating processes
    • Industrial networks (EtherCAT, Ethernet/IP, Profibus, PROFINET, DeviceNet) 

Experience

    • ASIC design for high-end servers and inkjet printers
    • Firmware design for inkjet printers, wind-turbines and industrial laser systems 
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