John Edwards

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John Edwards is keenly interested in applying DSP to solve real-world problems. This interest started while he was studying at The University of Bradford and was sponsored by Lion Systems Developments Ltd., a supplier of voice-band modems. After graduating, John joined the development team at Lion that was tasked with developing one of the first V.32 modems based on a general purpose DSP. John's personal responsibilities included developing the trellis coded modulator (TCM) and associated Viterbi decoder, the call progress monitoring filters, telephone line quality analyser and a simulator for phase-roll (a modulation side-effect often experienced over satellite links).

In 1987 John moved to Brush Electrical Machines Ltd. working on the power generation management systems and also in the Automotive Test Systems Group where he was part of a team developing rolling roads for testing vehicle performance - a really cool and job with a fantastic team of peopel, but not quite DSP. In 1990 John moved to Loughborough Sound Images, to help form the Applications Group, of which he went on to become the Group Manager. In 1998 LSI merged with Mizar Inc. to form Blue Wave Systems, which was purchased by Motorola Computer Group in 2001, where he was DSP Technical Marketing Manager. John finished at Mototola in 2006, when they closed the office. Following Motorola he then worked full time at Numerix on some very interesting contracts in the Industrial, Automotive and Aerospace industries. In January 2007 John was offered and took the job of Senior FAE at picoChip Designs Ltd, where he supported their customers in WiMAX, WCDMA and LTE markets. In February 2013 John was offered a job that he just couldn't refuse, as European FAE for XMOS Semiconductors Ltd, supporting customers in USB Audio, AVB, Industrial Comms and Motion/Motor Control applications.

John is a visiting lecturer at The University of Oxford where he teaches DSP as part of the Summer Engineering Program For Industry. John was also a visiting lecturer at Loughborough University, where he taught DSP, for 15 years, as part of the MSc course in Digital Communication Systems. John also taught DSP classes at the Embedded Systems Conferences, in the USA and Europe for around 15 years. Prior to that, John was a long standing member of the Technical Review Committee and the Industrial Advisory Board for DSP World / ICSPAT and laterly GSPx.

For 4 years John was a member of the England Canoe Slalom Team and regularly competed at international level on white-water in the UK and Europe. After standing down from the daily grind of training, training and more training, to concentrate on his career, John built a rally car with his brother and spent a couple of years entering local car rallies. John's hobbies now include snowboarding and playing guitar.

In 2013 John started the Real Gone Geek Blog to try to document some of the DSP related knowledge that has accumulated in his head.

Snowboarding with my brother - Squaw Valley - Lake Tahoe, USA

Making a noise with a few mates !
   

The Serpent's Tail Premier Division Slalom, North Wales

Stopper blasting - Chappel Falls, River Tryweryn, North Wales

Road rallying with my brother - East Midlands Championship

Stage rallying - Manby showground, Lincolnshire - East Midlands Championship


Articles written by John Edwards

Adaptive Filtering, Wireless World, 1992.

Advances in DSP Development Software, Components in Electronics, Nov, 1994.


Courses presented by John Edwards

Courses


Papers presented by John Edwards

Parallel VMEBus Based DSP Systems, Open Bus Systems, 1993.

A Parallel DSP Based Inspection System, Co-Author with Ed. Young, DSP World/ICSPAT, 1994.

Acoustic Bubble Size Detection Using The Zoom-FFT, DSP World/ICSPAT, 1994.

Applying The Zoom-FFT To Acoustic Bubble Size Detection, DSP UK, 1994.

A Look Into The Future Of DSP, DSP UK, 1994.

A Parallel DSP Based Radar Signal Processing System, Force Computers European Seminars, 1995.

A DSP Based Wood Inspection System, Co-Author with Ed. Young, DSP World/ICSPAT, 1995.

A Demonstration Of An Acoustic Room Response Analyser, DSP World/ICSPAT, 1995.

Implementing An Acoustic Room Response Analyser, DSP UK, DSP Milan and DSP Deutschland, 1995.

A Parallel DSP Based Radar Signal Processing And Display System, UK DSP Roadshow, 1995.

Implementing An Arbitrary Waveform Synthesiser, DSP World/ICSPAT, 1996.

A High Performance DSP Based Radar System, DSPNet, 1997.

New System Architectures For High Performance TMS320C6201 Multiprocessing, Co-Author with Ed. Young, DSP World/ICSPAT, 1997.

Introduction To DSP Workshop, DSP World/ICSPAT, 1997.

Techniques For Developing Software For The Next Generation (TMS320C6x) DSP Devices, Co-Author with Ed. Young, DSP World/ICSPAT, 1997.

Introduction To DSP Workshop, Embedded Systems Conference East, 1998.

Introduction To Frequency Domain Signal Processing Workshop, DSP World/ICSPAT (Spring), 1998.

Frequency Domain Signal Processing Applications Workshop, DSP World/ICSPAT (Spring), 1998.

Techniques For Developing Software For The Next Generation (TMS320C67x) DSP Devices, DSP World/ICSPAT 1998.

A Generic Signal Processing System For High Performance Surveilance Systems, DSP World/ICSPAT 1998.

Introduction To Frequency Domain Signal Processing Workshop, DSP World/ICSPAT 1998.

Frequency Domain Signal Processing Applications Workshop, DSP World/ICSPAT 1998.

Introduction To Digital Signal Processing, Embedded Systems Conferences, San Francisco, Chicago and Boston, 1998 to date. - Courses


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