Brad J. Bartley
12903 E Exposition Dr
Aurora CO 80012
Objective A permanent or consulting position in the design of digital electronics, ASICs, or microprocessors.
Sep 2004 - Jun 2009

Logic Design Engineer
Designed the microarchitecture of a vector integer arithmetic and encryption unit, to be included in a next generation GPU. Starting with documentation of the fundamental operations, I:

  • Wrote C code to simulate the operations.
  • Divided the operations into logical groups, each of which could share a common datapath.
  • Designed and documented the datapath of each subunit.

Platform Qualification Manager

  • Hired and managed three evaluation and EMI engineers.
  • Conceived and managed a $200000 lab expansion including walk-in radiated emissions test chamber.
  • Managed regulatory certification of next generation nForce motherboard.

Platform Qualification Engineer

  • Completed testing and regulatory certification (FCC, CE, C-tick, BSMI, MIC) of nForce 680i motherboard.
  • Performed functional and regulatory (e.g. EMI) qualification of new nForce chipset-based PC motherboard designs with PCI-Express, SLI, GbE, SATA, etc.

Sun Microsystems
Oct 2002 - Aug 2004

Member of Technical Staff Wrote power-on diagnostic tests for Millennium (UltraSparc V) processor in Eagle system. Wrote in C and assembly making extensive use of SPARC ASIs. Participated in microprocessor module FMEA exercise.

May 1998 - Aug 2002

System Bring-up Lead

  • Specified and oversaw design and manufacture of an evaluation system for the SR71000, an 800MHz superscalar MIPS64 microprocessor. Debugged those evaluation boards in hardware lab.
  • Used evaluation system to debug SR71000 and to implement a Random Code on Silicon environment, integrating a random code generator, an architecture level simulator, assembler, linker, and board level monitor software. Accumulated 30+ billion cycles of random code run on SR71000 processors.
  • Debugged initial silicon of SR1-GX, a 400MHz superscalar MIPS64 microprocessor, in a system environment.

Verification Engineer

  • Coded RTL design tool in Perl. Coded testbenches in Verilog.
  • Implemented control logic for optimized nonrestoring integer divide (32 and 64 bit) in Verilog. Wrote C code to emulate the same algorithm so the instruction level simulator could match the RTL's divide-by-zero behavior.
  • Wrote validation testcases in MIPS assembly.

Jul 1997 - May 1998

Component Design Engineer Wrote and maintained in Perl simulation run tools in support of Pentium 4 validation.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Master of Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Thesis: "The Service Processor Subsystem of the StarT-Voyager Network of Workstations". Designed and wrote boot code of the protocol processor subsystem (an embedded PowerPC 604) of StarT-Voyager (a cluster of workstations).


Bachelor of Science, Electrical Science and Engineering.


Perl, Python, C, C++, Verilog, Unix, Shell, CVS, Expect, MIPS, MIPS64, assembly
Lab experience, logic analyzer, VLSI testers, hardware debug, embedded software debug, PC architecture