Keywords* for our Services
Clients sometimes seek Engineering Talent by "keywords and phrases",
so we've drawn together this list from our projects and experience.
If a term appears here, we've got some ability, knowlege or experience with it.
You can use your browser's find command to locate it on this page.
(Of course, you can also just read down the page, but you'll see that the
storyline is not very well developed...)
Also be sure to see the notes included at the bottom of the page.
This page is far from complete, but we're adding to it as time permits.
Meanwhile, as long as you're here, you may wish to also visit our
pages for other insights into our capabilities.
Anal Retentive (hey, whatd'ya expect from engineers?)
ARM, Advanced RISC Machines, ARM processors, ARM cores, ARM7TDMI
Assembler, Assembly language
BBROYGBVGW (Resistor color-code)
Byte, Byte Lane, ByteWide
Capture (as in capture a schematic)
Circuit board design, Circuit board layout
CMM (Capability Maturity Model)
Crackers (we're not ...see Hackers)
CSDP (Certified Software Development Professional)
Digital Imaging, Digital Video
Electronic Design, Electronic Circuit Design
Floppynoppinilihilifilication (a long word)
Hackers (we are ...see Crackers)
Hardware, Hardware Design
ICE (in-circuit emulation)
IEEE-100-1997 (The IEEE Standard Dictionary of Electrical and Electronics Terms)
IEEE-100-2000 (The Authoritive Dictionary of IEEE Standards Terms)
IEEE-611.12-1990 (IEEE Standard Glossary of Software Engineering Terminology)
IEEE-730-1998 (IEEE Standard for Software Quality Assurance Plans)
IEEE-828-1998 (IEEE Standard for Software Configuration Management Plans)
IEEE-829-1998 (IEEE Standard for Software Test Documentation)
IEEE-830-1998 (IEEE Recommended Practice for Software Requirements Specifications)
IEEE-1012-1998 (IEEE Standard for Software Verification and Validation)
IEEE-1016-1998 (IEEE Recommended Practice for Software Design Descriptions)
IEEE-1284 (Parallel Port Specification)
Industrial process control
Intel microcontrollers, microprocessors
Interrupts, Interrupt Controllers, Interrupt-handlers
LCD (Liquid Crystal Display)
Microchip microprocessors, microcontrollers: PIC16C74, PIC16C74A, PIC16C77
Motorola microprocessors, microcontrollers: MC68HC05, MC68HC11
Mushrooms (No, not the clouds, and not the organic variety...)
National Semiconductor microcontrollers, microprocessors
Ovens (conveyorized, for manufacture)
Photography, Inductrial Photofinishing
PIC microcontrollers, microprocessors (see Microchip)
Pneumenultramicroscopicsilacovalcanaconiosis (the longest word we know...)
Port, Bidirectional Port, Programmable Port
Ripple (no, not the wine...)
RISC (Reduced Instruction Set Computing)
SMT (Surface Mount Technology)
Spectral, Spectrum, Spectrum Analyzers
SPI (Software Process Improvement)
Synchronous Dynamic RAM, SDRAM
UART (Universal Asynchronous Receiver/Transmitter)
UL (Underwriter's Laboratories)
Zilog microcontrollers, microprocessors: Z80
*Note: Although seeking talent by "keywords or phrases"
is a valid approach,
it is also insufficient for most purposes,
and we certainly don't recommend it
as your sole approach to qualifying an engineer
or engineering firm,
because it obviates ability
and can be very misleading!
For example, bank robbers have "experience handling money", and (unfortunately)
almost anyone can get a job with "Engineer" in the title these days.
You will get best results by selecting a licensed professional engineer,
describing your needs in detail, and involving him or her in the selection
Licensed professionals are bound by State Statute and ethic to avoid misrepresentation
and to assist you in a positive manner.
Patrick H. Barrett, BSEE, PE