M.S.E.E, Electrical Engineering with Specialization in Electronic Circuits @
Gdańsk University of Technology
A qualified ANALOG IC DESIGN ENGINEER with extensive expertise in linear and power IC design, mixed signal IC design, power/analog process technology development, and IC product development cycle including test, qualififcation, and release to production. Develops state-of-the art linear and power management circuits. Leads cross-functional teams to complete projects by the deadline. Serves as a results-driven and
A qualified ANALOG IC DESIGN ENGINEER with extensive expertise in linear and power IC design, mixed signal IC design, power/analog process technology development, and IC product development cycle including test, qualififcation, and release to production. Develops state-of-the art linear and power management circuits. Leads cross-functional teams to complete projects by the deadline. Serves as a results-driven and hardworking contributor towards the lasting success of an organization.
Senior Staff Design Engineer @ Microchip acquired Micrel Inc. on August 2015 From August 2015 to Present (5 months) Austin, Texas AreaSenior Staff Design Engineer @ Designs and develops custom mixed signal circuits for computer peripherals, automotive and control products. From August 2012 to August 2015 (3 years 1 month) Austin, Texas AreaPrincipal IC Design Engineer @ Designed and developed mixed signal circuits for power management products. The design includes switched mode power supplies and motor controllers. Different design techniques are utilized from voltage and current mode to more complex control methodologies.
Led development and design of company's new product line of voltage regulators with integrated power devices for middle value input voltages and high currents - synchronous buck regulators with integrated MOSFETs.
Led development and design of triple output controllers providing a single high-frequency power solution primarily for
Broadband, DSL and Networking applications (2.5MHz Dual, 180� Out-of-Phase, Step-Down PWM and Single Linear Controllers).
Led development and design of high efficiency, ultra-configurable, 15A, high input voltage regulator with integrated MOSFETs for point of load applications - capable of sustaining 15A continuous load current while maintaining 90% converter efficiency at 5% duty cycle.
Led development and design of high input voltage, 1.5A peak, high performance 3-phase motor bridge driver with advanced control features (via an SPI interface.) The project needed development of design methodologies and schemes for automotive IC products emphasizing design for 0 DPPM manufacturing, margins for TS16949 quality compliance.
Designed Intersil's proprietary R1 and R3 synthetic ripple current mode modulators for POL regulators offering fast transient response with variable switching frequency to load transient events (R3) and providing fixed frequency operation for noise sensitive applications (R1). From April 2012 to June 2012 (3 months) Staff IC Design Engineer @ From November 2003 to March 2012 (8 years 5 months) Senior IC Design @ Designed and developed custom mixed signal circuits for computer peripherals, automotive and control products. The design included switched mode power supplies, motor controllers, memory cells and digital interfaces.
Developed and designed pseudo-SRAM circuits for automotive System on Chip (SoC) products � it required interaction with Technology Group in order to adjust process technology.
Salvaged three power management programs and ramped projects successfully back into production. Work resulted in overview of foundry wafer manufacturing processes.
Designed voltage and current references, DACs and ADCs, oscillators, gate drivers, low and medium accuracy instrumentation amplifiers, LDO regulators for variety of automotive and paper media products: Two-Phase DC Brushless Fan Motor Drivers, Dual Channel Current Source Outputs and Reverse Blocking, High Voltage Motor Drivers, Temperature Sensor and Fan Control ICs, Power Control Unit.
Analyzed system requirements and developed new product definitions for various automotive and paper media circuits.
Provided technical consulting during project development between TI and its customers in USA and Europe.
Performed trouble-shooting of integrated circuits. Utilized bench evaluation techniques as well as IC wafer probing in root cause analysis of circuit problems.
Worked on a variety of process technologies, including the family of BCD process technologies at Texas Instruments (PRISM, LBC4, LBC5, and LBC7) with feature sizes varying from 1.2um to 0.18um.
Worked in committee implementing rigorous design methodologies and schemes for automotive IC products emphasizing design for 0 DPPM manufacturing, margins for T16949 quality compliance. From August 1998 to November 2003 (5 years 4 months) Graduate Research and Teaching Assistant @ Developed new synthesis procedures for current-mode and current-voltage-mode signal processing circuits by applying dependent sources to a suitable network. The research has resulted in several publications.
Contributed to the formulation of a new procedure that generates cascadable current-mode circuits.
Participated in preparing grant proposals for fault diagnosis of electronic circuits.
Performed full custom design and VLSI implementation in n-well SCMOS 2.0um technology of an “Arithmetic Logic Unit and Look Ahead Carry Generator.” The circuit was successfully fabricated by the MOSIS Service Inc. From January 1994 to July 1998 (4 years 7 months) Instructor and Research Assistant @ Formulated semiconductor device (bipolar and MOS) models to account for thermal sensitivity. Contributed to the
development of a simulation method for integrated circuits in which the individual device temperatures were taken into
account, specified by a user or calculated by a program. The research resulted in four publications.
Completed circuit design for a grant on models and analysis methods of electro-thermal interactions in semiconductor
RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT GROUP ON MARITIME NAVIGATION SYSTEMS From January 1990 to December 1993 (4 years) Design Engineer @ Designed functional analog and digital electronic circuits for the next generation geographical position fixing system, operating at the Bay of Gdansk.
Supported development, production and testing of various types of system components. This required coordination with engineering technicians, manufacturing, configuration management, and quality control.
Devised phase-locked loop circuits, filters, and impedance converters which have been implemented into the final product of the system. From May 1986 to December 1989 (3 years 8 months)
PH.D., Computer Science and Electrical Engineering @ University of Louisville From 1994 to 1998 M.S.E.E, Electrical Engineering with Specialization in Electronic Circuits @ Gdańsk University of Technology From 1981 to 1986 Zbigniew Lata is skilled in: Power Supplies, MEMS, SoC, ASIC, IC, Circuit Design, Mixed Signal, Power Management, Semiconductors, Analog Circuit Design, Analog, Verilog, Cadence, DFT, Product Engineering
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