In all of the following projects Martin Gravenstein became involved at the very birth of the concept, collected the product requirements, architected the solutions, recruited a skilled team for implementation and verification and took the product to a successful fruition.

Over 20 Years Experience Defining and Designing Custom Microcontrollers for Employers

  • Alereon Inc
  • Time Domain Corp
  • TDK Semiconductor Corp
  • Ford Microelectronics Inc (Now Visteon)
  • Delco Electronics Corp (Now Delphi)

Over  9  Years Serving Clients with Custom Developed IP

  • Advanced Microwave Products
  • Alereon Inc.
  • Innovative Control Systems
  • Medtronic
  • NEC
  • QLogic Corporation
  • RF Technologies

Intellectual Property Developed for Clients and Employers

  • Rapid Prototyping using Cadence RPP with Altera FPGAs
  • ASIC Emulation of 29+ Million Gate NIC product using Xilinx Virtx 7 FPGAs
  • Custom Wireless Medium Access Controller (MAC) with QoS Bandwidth Allocation, 256 bit AES encryption, auto discovery and configuration, 0.1 km ranging function
  • JPEG-2000 codec interface with corrupted/lost frame detection and delivery solutions
  • Custom stereo audio interface with Differential pulse-code modulation (DPCM) codec
  • Ethernet interface to a Custom MAC to create a wireless Ethernet bridge with less than1ms added ping latency.
  • Custom UART, SPI, and I2C interfaces to support memory mapped register access for debug and configuration and high speed (up to 40Mbit) board level communications
  • SERDES PHY to support FSK type radio modulation at over 24Mbps complete with clock and data recovery and Forward Error Correction (FEC)
  • COFDM PHY with Digital Automatic Gain Control (AGC), Digital Correlation Timing, Carrier Frequency Offset adjustment (CFO), Dual Channel Equalization, Antenna Diversity, Pilot Tracking, and statistical Demodulation. Used to demonstrate Video, Audio and Ethernet based products at over 5.5Mbps
  • 802.11b (WIFI) Real Time Location System
  • WiMedia / WUSB Media Access Controller
  • 802.15.3 Media Access Controller
  • 6 Powertrain Electronic Controllers


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