Alan Huang

Alan Huang

Skills

-    Analog Circuits, SMPS, CMOS IC, PCB, Cadence, PCB, Verilog, VHDL, FPGA, C/C++, Applications Engg.

Major Projects

On-Chip Current Sensor for Integrated SMPS    May - Dec 2008-    Researched on-chip current sensing techniques and provided innovative solution to reduce the gain bandwidth requirement of the error amplifier in current controlled switch-mode converters.Portable Low Power Solar Battery Charger    Jan - Apr 2008-    Built switch mode DC-DC converter (power and controller stage) using off-the-shelf electronic components and solar panel; modeled and designed digital controller in Matlab.CMOS Image Sensors and Column Delta Sigma ADC    Sep - Dec 2007-    Performed analog design for pixel optical sensing in Cadence, involving system design, cell simulation, circuit schematic, complete layout, LVS; simulated ADC in Matlab/Simulink.P-SIMS : A Portable and Scalable Interactive Manikin System    Feb - Aug 2007-    Innovated, designed and prototyped an add-on attachment for CPR Manikin to provide interactive feedback with centralized monitoring system; aimed to improve current CPR training.-    Represented Canada in Microsoft Imagine Cup 2007 as one of the top 15 worldwide finalists.ZigBee Foot Pressure Measuring Device    May - Jul 2005-    Created wireless monitoring system for podiatric diagnosis; prototyped hardware and software system to display and store real-time data; allowed podiatrists to diagnose patients' walking.-    Prototype was selected for display; the project idea was a winner at annual project fair.

Interest

-    Martial arts, snowboard, beach volleyball, racquet sports, basketball, foosball, vocal music.

Summary

Master's graduate with strong background and industry experience in engineering. Focused on (power) electronics: analog & mixed-signal integrated circuits, switching DC-DC converter, integrated switch mode power supply, and digital control. Result-driven, hands-on, team player with excellent problem solving skills. Area of interests include, but not limited to, semiconductor, power electronics, medical, etc. Eager to learn and always welcome new challenges.

Work History

Work History
2008 - 2008

Engineering Associate - Intern

National Chip Implementation Center, Taiwan

-   Involved in the chip implementation department; received training in full custom IC design flow with HSPICE and Laker layout CAD tool, and mixed signal IC design concept; assisted in post-fab IC lab.-   Visited 5 engineering companies in Science Parks in Taiwan: ProMOS Technologies, RealTek Semiconductor Corp., Faraday Technology Corporation, SpringSoft Inc., Academia Sinica EDA. 

2006 - 2006

Applications Engineer - Coop

PMC-Sierra

-   Worked on evaluation system for communication IC: designed and integrated memory access block on CPLD for accessing SEPROM via SPI communication protocol in VHDL. -   Worked on C device drivers, modified existing mode-configuring TCL scripts, created TCL script converting XML register documents to C header register definitions.-   Assembled evaluation systems: board assembly, debugging with surface-mount de/soldering, CPLD programming/testing with digital logic analyzer.

2005 - 2005

Software Test Engineer - Coop

Agilent Technologies

-   Improved and executed TCL test automation scripts for router testing equipments, responsible for physical and link-layer tests; reported defects and investigated in possible workarounds.-   Created and executed software test plans for router testing equipments.-   Set up router tester and configured Cisco and Juniper routers in back-to-back and crossover.

2004 - 2004

Junior Electrical Engineer - Coop

Océ Display Graphics Systems

-   Optimized ink curing capability of Xenon flash lamps used in the wide-format printing systems; investigated the discharging behaviour of the powering capacitors.-   Built and validated assemblies intended for the project's first few production printers.-   Assisted in debugging and troubleshooting during beta product EMC compliance test.-   Created OrCad Schematic Capture library parts for increased usability and better illustration.

Education

Education
2007 - 2009

Master of Engineering

University of Toronto

-    Obtained A for graduating research project: designed and innovated current sensing building block in current-controlled switch-mode DC-DC converter, supervised by Dr. Aleksandar Prodic.-    Laboratory for Low-Power Management and Integrated Switch-Mode Power Supplies.-    Acquired in-depth knowledge in analog/mixed-signal power management IC/system design.-    Other projects: pixel image sensor, motion detection hardware, solar battery charger, PLL charge pump, Op-amp, analog filters and delta-sigma converter, high speed pre-emphasis and 2:1 MUX.

2002 - 2007

Bachelor of Applied Science

The University of British Columbia

-    Obtained A+ for graduating projects: 1) evaluation on theoretical properties of MOSFET and CMOS amplifier performance metrics; 2) Wireless foot pressure measuring device.-    Completed Coop Program with 4 industrial work terms in world-renowned engineering firms.-    Enhanced practical experience with completion of Project Integration Program.-    Other projects: CMOS amplifiers, 8-bit divider, search & rescue robot, digital level meter, light intensity regulator, power supply, jukebox, task scheduling program, etc.