Who Am I
My name is Randy Yates. Born in 1957, I am an electrical engineer living in North Carolina, U.S. Since 2005 I have been the sole proprietor of Digital Signal Labs, http://www.digitalsignallabs.com.
My specialty is embedded firmware and software development as well algorithm development and implementation. I use GNU Octave quite often and have also directly implement algorithms in C and C++. I especially enjoy fixed-point arithmetic implementations of algorithms, which usually provides a faster algorithm, power savings, improved performance, or a combination of all. See my article on the subject at http://www.digitalsignallabs.com/fp.pdf.
I hang out a lot on the Usenet news group comp.dsp, where I both learn from and contribute to diverse topics in the area of digital signal processing.
In chronological order:
September 1978, Associate of Science in Electronic Engineering Technology, DeVry Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA
June 1979, Bachelor of Science in Electronic Engineering Technology, DeVry Institute of Technology, Phoenix, AZ
June 1997, Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
June 1997, Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
Fall 2003 to present, pursuing Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (specializing in digital signal processing and communications), North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC