Consulting services

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With more than 20 years of experience in designing wireless systems, mainly for the watch and the medical industries, I can provide support in the domains listed below, to help YOUR project move forward. Don’t hesitate to contact me.

RF Design

Smith Chart example
  • RF systems Architecture design (ADS)
  • Antenna design, including PCB antennas (PIFA, patch, monopoles,…) using CST or EZNEC
  • Electromagnetic simulation (CST)
  • RF Measurements (Vector Network Analyzer, Spectrum Analyzer, RF Generator,…)
  • Impedance matching (QUCS)
  • Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) at PCB and system level
  • Electromagnetic Interferences mitigation (EMI)
  • Human body proximity effect mitigation
  • Certification (FCC, EN 300328,…)

Electronics

Printed Circuit Board (PCB) example
  • Schematic design and review for RF, analog and digital electronics (Altium)
  • Layout review
  • Ultra miniaturized packaging (down to 01005 component case size)
  • Component characterization
  • Measurement automation
  • Power management

Programming

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  • Python 3 (PC, Raspberry)
  • C (Arduino, M5stack)
  • Linux (Debian, Ubuntu)
  • Git / SVN

VHF – UHF radio infrastructure

  • Network planning / coverage maps using Radiomobile
  • Radio direction finding HF, VHF, UHF

Achievements

  • Contribution to the design, verification and integration of the world’s lowest power 2.4 GHz Bluetooth, Bluetooth Low Energy and Proprietary protocols system on chip SWORD. Integration into hearing aids of the Marvel, Paradise and Lumity platforms
  • Innosuisse projects lead (industry partner)
  • Contribution to the design, verification and integration of a 2.4 GHz SOC for hearing assistance systems
  • Antenna and LNA design for one of the very first GPS watch in the world
  • Author or co-author of more than 15 patent families on wireless systems for the watch and hearing aids industries
  • Several Scientific publications
  • Non-confidential personal realizations are described in the Technique section of this web site

Frequency range and standards

  • Experience from DC to ~10 GHz
  • Bluetooth / Bluetooth Low Energy (incl. Audio / Auracast)
  • Ultra-Wideband (UWB)
  • RFID 13.56 MHz ISO-14443 and ISO-15693
  • Proprietary protocols @ 2.4 GHz
  • Diverse low bitrate/low SNR modulations such as WSPR, FT-8, LORA, …

Curriculum Vitae