Silicon Whiteboard, Inc. is a training and consulting company located in San Diego, California, USA. We provide training courses in ASIC, FPGA, Hardware and Software Design, Debug and Production Testing using deep submicron foundry technologies such as 90, 65 and 45nm geometries. Courses including Hardware and Software languages such as VHDL, Verilog, System Verilog, System C, C, C++, Perl, TCL/Tk, etc. are offered to our Corporate customers. ASIC/FPGA/Hardware/Software Design Services are offered on a contract basis. We are currently providing on-site ASIC and FPGA design consulting services to our corporate customers. With wireless and wired communications background, we are experts in Low power and high performance ASIC/FPGA design and implementation from concept to GDSII tapeout. In the recent years, we have provided consulting services to Satellite Communications Systems Design Companies. These systems were implemented on RadHard FPGAs with heavy-duty Digital Signal Processing Capabilities. We are also experienced in mixed-signal modeling and implementation. We work with the Cadence Low Power Logic and Physical design tools using the CPF methodology, Synopsys VMM (with System Verilog) for Systems Verification and all other major EDA design tools. If desired, customers can choose either to provide design tools and facilities for our consulting services, or to farm out an entire project for us to complete with our own tool sets. We have good relationship with major and minor deep submicron foundries all over the world and can negotiate shuttle and other mask making and fabrication arrangments. We also have a partnership with another San Diego based Physical Design Service Provider for larger scaled design projects. Some basic corporate training materials were jointly developed by Silicon Whiteboard, Inc. and Blue Pacific Computing (www.bluepc.com), a San Diego, CA company.
Principal Consultant and Trainer: Kameron Wong (ASIC/FPGA/Verilog/System Verilog/VHDL/Digital Design and Verification) Kameron Wong is currently consulting, as well as conducting training for Semiconductor Companies. Proven leader of several startup companies and an entrepreneur, with over 20 years of experience. Directed product development and hands-on expertise from concept to design to GDSII tapeout using cutting edge semiconductor technologies such as 65nm CMOS processes, with focus on LOW POWER and HIGH PERFORMANCE digital design and development. Winner of "Innovator of the year, 2004 – Unlicensed Wireless Communications Design". Well versed in different development/production phases including silicon design and layout, board level prototyping with FPGA (from Spartan to Xilinx latest Virtex-5 and Altera Stratix devices), lab testing/debug and production testing and characterization, foundry relationship with TSMC, UMC, Fujitsu and others. Product spectrum ranges from single-chip UWB CMOS devices to 802.11, Bluetooth handheld devices, mobile phones, CMOS pixel sensor controller, and other wireless communication devices. Experienced corporate trainer in all aspects of digital ASIC, FPGA design with VHDL, Verilog, System Verilog, System C, and other Advanced Digital and Hardware Design Techniques. Currently Founder and CEO of Silicon Whiteboard, a consulting and corporate training company. Formerly Director of Digital Design Engineering, Co-founder, Principal Engineer at several startup companies. Holds MSEE/CE and BSEE/CE degrees.
Guest Trainer and Panel Member: Dr. Torbjorn Larsson (website: www.paradiddle.us) (Communication Systems Design) Torbjorn Larsson is the founder and president of Paradiddle Communications Inc., a wireless systems consulting company in San Diego. Torbjorn has 25 years of experience in wireless systems engineering , during which he has worked with a multitude of wireless systems including PHS, GSM/EDGE, IS-136, cdma2000, WCDMA, Bluetooth, 802.11a/b/g, WiMedia, S-AIS and various other satellite and proprietary systems. He has also participated in several DARPA programs, including NSC (Novel Satellite Communications) and WANN (Wireless Adaptive Network Node). Torbjorn’s professional experience ranges from wireless interface design including modulation, coding and MIMO schemes , to wireless modem development and radio transceiver specification. He has held various Principal Engineer, Manager and Director positions in the wireless industry in San Diego and the Bay Area, including semiconductor industry, handset manufacturing and fabless IC companies. Torbjorn is the author of 11 patents. He has been a wireless systems consultant since 2003, specializing in the design of software radio and methods for rapid development of DSP solutions for digital radio transceivers. Torbjorn holds a Ph.D. and an M.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from Chalmers Technical University, Göteborg, Sweden.
Guest Trainer and Panel Member: Dr. Steven Watkins (Digital, Mixed-signal, Analog and Modeling) Owner of Blue Pacific Computing, with over 25 years of experience in Integrated Circuit and System-on-Chip design, test, wireless systems and software. Designed digital and analog blocks on more than 20 IC and SoC projects. Developed analog/RF mixed-signal modeling methodology using standard Verilog and VHDL. Wireless projects included 802.11, 3G/WCDMA, Bluetooth and Military SDR. Led a global team of 100 people in U.S., Europe and Asia who integrated hardware, firmware and software for a Bluetooth wireless module into the Hewlett Packard iPAQ PDA; Managed and staffed digital design, system design and applications groups working on various wireless systems. Was responsible for all aspects of groups including: planning, budgets, design, modeling, reference design boards, manufacturing, test, customer support and outsourcing. Reduced cost of IC test over 90 per cent by developing PC-based test systems. Created EDA tools for Verilog, VHDL and SystemC. Wrote software and set up web-based distribution that provided the tools to over 30,000 students and engineers. Developed and taught Verilog, VHDL, SystemC and C/C++ classes for UCSD, Cadence and Synopsys. Presented over 50 classes at Fortune 500 companies such as Texas Instruments, Hewlett Packard, Infineon, Nokia and Lockheed Martin. Wrote and marketed a book for system/software engineers and managers who want to understand the basics of Electronic System Level (ESL) design with Hardware Description Languages: Hardware Design for Software People in the SoC Era. Previous positions Design Manager, Co-founder of a semiconductor design services and training company, Analog Modeling Consultant, and Test Engineering Manager. Holds Ph.D., MSEE, BSPhy.