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Tom Brooks has more than 18 years of engineering design experience. His work involves programmable logic design, electrical circuitry, as well as the development of associated embedded software.

As an expert in both the hardware and firmware design of embedded systems, Tom's skills are in high demand from a wide variety of clients. His experience spans many industries--including defense, storage, medical equipment, signal processing, and telecommunications--with end products ranging from high end radar systems, network-attached storage, processor prototyping, and industrial controls.

Tom has also worked extensively in the expert witness domain where he has done code reviews for a variety of patents and liability cases. Technologies include LTE, web services, and automotive.

Notable Projects

  • As a design engineer for next-generation naval radar systems, Tom was responsible for FPGA architecture, design, implementation, and test.
  • Provided expert witness software review services for patent litigation. Responsible for analyzing large code bases to understand functionality and determine patent implementation/infringement.
  • Participated in the design of a number of FPGA and ASIC designs, including for IBM's first Gigabit Ethernet switch.
  • Designed complex printed circuit boards up to 14 layers, including with high-speed serial interfaces, power supplies, and other complex analog and digital sub-circuitry.

Skills Summary

  • Languages: C, Verilog, VHDL, assembly

Recent Publications

Patents Awarded

  • U.S. Patent No. 6,384,753: High-Density Analog Interface
  • U.S. Patent No. 7,072,823: Method and Apparatus for Accessing Memory Using Ethernet Packets