Electronics Design Experts

Barr Group's electronic circuits and semiconductor experts are senior-level engineers to PhDs with hands-on experience designing analog and digital circuits and ICs. Our expert witnesses assist attorneys in the reverse engineering of electronic circuitry and analysis of chip designs for patent infringement and other litigation.

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Electronic Circuits and Semiconductors

Barr Group is in the business of designing reliable and secure computers and our team of electrical engineering experts is intimately familiar with the design of electronics such as:

  • Analog and digital electronics, including antennas
  • Nonvolatile memories (NAND/NOR Flash) and caches
  • Light-Emitting Diodes (LEDs) and other displays
  • Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs)
  • Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) and CPLDs
  • Application-Specific Integrated Circuits (ASICs)
  • System-on-a-Chip (Soc) and multi-chip modules (MCM)
  • Wafer manufacturing processes and IC packaging
  • Microprocessor/microcontroller/CPU design
  • Digital Signal Processor (DSP) design and filtering
  • Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) design
  • Microcode and instruction set architecture design
  • High-level language compiler development
  • Multiprocessing and parallel programming

Barr Group's electronics experts are familiar with all of the tools used to design and test circuits and semiconductors, from hardware description languages like Verilog and VHDL to simulation tools like SPICE/HSPICE. We are as equally skilled with electronic design automation platforms as with schematic capture, register transfer logic, and assembly language code.

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Expert Witness Services

Barr Group's electronics experts support plaintiffs and defendants in litigation in U.S. District Courts, at the International Trade Commission (ITC), and before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). Our services include:

  • Technical assistance with drafting of discovery requests
  • Analysis of electronics and related design documents
  • Prior art review of electronics patents for invalidity
  • Evaluation of semiconductor-IP such as trade secrets
  • System performance benchmarking and evaluation
  • Reverse engineering, including disassembly of binary code
  • Expert reports, declarations, and witness statements
  • Testimony at deposition, oral hearings, and trials

Barr Group has a demonstrated ability to quickly activate one or more team members to match the size, scope, and complexity of any project.

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The following is a representative subset of Barr Group's experts who have experience designing and/or testifying about these technologies:

Electronic Circuits

ASIC FPGA SoC Chip Design Expert Profile

Electrical engineer and computer scientist with extensive technical skills in both digital electronics and software and a track record of delivering successful silicon and system designs. Has designed and verified a variety of semiconductors including System-on-Chips (SoC), ASICs, and FPGAs. Specialized technical expertise includes memory controllers (SDRAM, DDR), high-speed communication interfaces (PCIe, SATA, USB), wireless devices, and other processor peripherals.

Medical Device Software Safety Expert Profile

Consultant certified in regulatory requirements for medical with more than twenty-five years of experience in the field of medical device firmware and software design. Specialist in safety-critical product development who has developed software as well as technical and regulatory documentation for a range of medical products under all FDA levels of concern and IEC 62304 classes. Has participated in several software submissions and inspections before the FDA and EU notified bodies. Also an inventor of technologies in the field of electronic program guides for TV set-top boxes.

Autonomous Vehicle Navigation Expert Profile

Professor of electrical and computer engineering and robotics with more than a decade of industry experience developing embedded systems for guidance, communications, and data processing for spaceborne and terrestrial applications. Teaches classes and performs research in the areas of navigation, communications, and design of computer systems. Head of a robotics research laboratory that focuses on the integration of computer, communications, and navigation technologies for autonomous robot applications. Has specialized expertise in civilian and military navigation

Smart Grid Electrical Power Expert Profile

Professor of electrical and computer engineering with significant industry experience in telecom, aerospace/defense, security, and healthcare application domains. Director of a university program that supports NASA’s Johnson Space Center and co-director of a connected infrastructure program that prototypes smart grid, smart energy, smart transportation, and other smart city projects. Research relates to those and other topics that touch on embedded computing systems and communication and networking protocols. Has held executive and senior engineering positions

Mechanical Electrical Software Expert Profile

Mechanical engineer with hands-on experience in all phases of product engineering, including system architecture, system engineering, system modeling, system integration, mechanical and electrical design, as well as software and firmware development and testing. Areas of deep technical specialization include electronics design and simulation, digital signal processing (DSP), and software development in a range of programming languages.

DVR Settop Onscreen Guide Expert Profile

Electrical engineer and embedded computing pioneer with over thirty years of experience designing electronics hardware and low-level software as well as more recent experience with mobile apps for Apple iOS platforms. Extensive experience in the design of data communications systems, including for DVR-capable satellite TV receivers and other set-top boxes. Experience with the software inside standards-based protocols ranges from detailed bit level knowledge of the MPEG transport protocol for video to the full TCP/IP Internet protocol stack. Holds a TS/SCI security clearance.

Electronic Casino Games Expert Profile

Founder and president of an independent regulatory-compliance testing laboratory with over thirty years of experience in the testing and evaluation of electronic devices including gaming systems. Proficient in a wide range of programming languages and operating systems. A frequent speaker and presenter at gaming industry trade shows and conferences who has also been qualified to testify as an expert witness of electronic gaming devices in a variety of venues.

Cybersecurity & CompSci Expert Profile

Consultant and former computer science instructor who has written more than two dozen books and numerous scientific papers on computer security, cyberwarfare, and digital forensics, as well as cryptography and other forms of applied mathematics. Has mastered and then written and taught a wide range of technical topics within and outside of computer science. After serving in the U.S. Army, earned his undergraduate degree while also doing hands-on work in technical support and design of websites in HTML and JavaScript.

Ultrasound Medical Imaging Expert Profile

Former assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering and Oxford-educated materials scientist whose areas of specialized technical expertise include design of semiconductors and other electronics and sensors and micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) as well as signal and image processing. Industry experience includes working for and consulting with multinationals such as General Electric, Medtronic, Fujifilm, Samsung, and Siemens on projects relating to medical devices, consumer electronics, biometric security, clean-tech, and electrical power delivery.

E-commerce SaaS Software Expert Profile

Computer scientist and executive with experience managing development of a range of computer systems from e-commerce and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) websites to set-top boxes and electronics kits, including research prototypes through to commercial products and services. Experience from hands-on product development to management, marketing, and venture investment. Also worked as a researcher, software development manager, and technology executive at large companies as well as Silicon Valley startups.

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