Hi there! I'm Adrian, and I work in many different CMOS-SoC areas from DSP for radar and spectrometer processors to mm-wave transceivers, radiometers and data links too. As part of that work I also conduct a lot of small NASA demo missions for technology demonstrations. We do many rover, UAVs, sub-orbital, balloon, and airborne demonstrations. I am also an aspiring amateur standup comedian (really!), and through my work at JPL I'm also learning to be a bit of a scientist (mostly Planetary and Earth Science) to compliment my engineering experience.
Why a Sad Circuit Designer?
Actually when I put up the original website in 2012 the IC/SoC industry was doing really bad and I was concerned about our future as circuit designers, especially in terms of future innovation. I'm basically stuck with this web domain now... but hey it's sort of easy to remember and saves me a fortune on handing out business cards.
Adrian has over 25 years of CMOS/SiGe IC chip design experience and currently directs the space system-on-chip program at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. As part of this work Adrian is currently leading development of a wide range of CMOS SoC chipsets for exploration of Earth, the solar system and space across NASA’s spaceborne, airborne, and surface mission portfolio. Recent examples of SoCs developed include wideband spectrometer processors for radio-astronomy and atmospheric remote sensing, broadband radar systems for snow and ice monitoring, and high-reliability GPR for lunar and Mars surface missions.