Hey, I am Aswin

Aswin Natesh

Hardware Engineer at TDK InvenSense Inc.

I’m an electronics enthusiast by passion. Graduated from Stony Brook University with strong focus in Digital Design. I love developing products that are of use to people and society.

Skills

Experiences

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FPGA Design Engineer
TDK Invensense Inc.

Jan 2019 - Present, San Jose, CA

InvenSense, is a world leading provider of MEMS sensor platforms found in Mobile, Wearables, Smart Home, Industrial, and Automotive products.

Responsibilities:
  • Current role emphasises on ASIC/FPGA design for motion sensor products.
  • Micro-architect and implement motion processor IP in Silicon.
  • Define FPGA architecture, RTL Synthesis, timing analysis and optimization.

Hardware Engineering Intern
TDK Invensense Inc.

May 2018 - Aug 2018, San Jose, CA

Responsibilities:
  • Designed and Implemented a 150 MSPS ADC‑FPGA System (Cyclone V) with custom FIFO IP for sampling Ultrasonic signals.
  • Member of Advanced Technology Group, led by Peter Hartwell at InvenSense Inc.
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Research Assistant
Solarillion Foundation

Aug 2015 - May 2017, Chennai, India

Responsibilities:
  • Lead authored 2 publications and led 2 projects on smart and assistive living.
  • Lead the design and development of device test-bench & Custom Made Sensors.
  • Mentored undergraduate students and peers in embedded systems and HW development.

Projects

Low-cost wireless intelligent two hand gesture recognition system
Low-cost wireless intelligent two hand gesture recognition system
Lead Author Apr 2017

2017 Annual IEEE International Systems Conference (SysCon), Montreal, QC. doi:10.1109/SYSCON.2017.7934745

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Low cost smart glove for universal control of IR devices
Low cost smart glove for universal control of IR devices
Co-Author Oct 2016

2016 IEEE International Symposium on Technology and Society (ISTAS), Kollam. doi:10.1109/ISTAS.2016.7764274

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Smart helmets for automatic control of headlamps
Smart helmets for automatic control of headlamps
Co-Author Dec 2015

2015 International Conference on Smart Sensors and Systems (IC-SSS), Bangalore. doi:10.1109/SMARTSENS.2015.7873589

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150 MSPS FPGA Data Acquisition System
150 MSPS FPGA Data Acquisition System
Designer - Internship Project Dec 2015

Designed and Implemented a 150 MSPS ADC‐FPGA System (Cyclone V) for sampling Ultrasonic (PZT) Signals. Task involved selection of ADC, FPGA & design of front‐end low‐noise amplifiers, impedance matching circuits for signal conditioning.

Mico-Architecture of Synergistic Processing Unit of Sony Cell
Mico-Architecture of Synergistic Processing Unit of Sony Cell
Owner - Academic Project Dec 2015

Implemented a SONY Cell Processor Architecture (SPU) Core that includes the detection of structural, data and control hazards. Involves behavioural modelling at RTL level using Verilog to simulate the instruction flow in the pipelined processor.

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Logic simulation and ATPG using PODEM
Logic simulation and ATPG using PODEM
Owner - Academic Project Jan 2018 - May 2018

Implemented an algorithm in C++ to generate correct output of a large digital circuit. The algorithm also makes use of PODEM for Automatic Test Pattern Generation (ATPG) to find test vectors which detects all single stuck at faults in the circuits.

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Synthesizable hardware generation tool for ASIC
Synthesizable hardware generation tool for ASIC
Owner - Academic Project Aug 2017 - Dec 2017

Developed a C++ based accelerated hardware generator (System Verilog) for performing Matrix Vector Multiplication with configurable 3 layer neural network, and an algorithm that effectively optimises the hardware for the required degree of parallelism.

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32 Bit MIPS-RISC Processor
32 Bit MIPS-RISC Processor
Owner - Academic Project Aug 2017 - Dec 2017

Modelled a 32 Bit MIPS-RISC Instruction Set Architecture in System C with 5 stage Pipeline, 2 level Data cache with “Least Recently Used” cache replacement policy, single precision floating point, instruction cache and parser included.

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Modelling of a Gaze Tracking System
Modelling of a Gaze Tracking System
Owner - Academic Project Mar 2018 - Apr 2018

Modelled a 3 mobile gaze tracking system with tracking sensors and a centralised server. The images are sent by server to each mobile and the gaze data is generated by the sensor and then packetised in the mobile before it sends the packetised data back to the server.

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Modelling of Multi Robot Indoor Navigation System
Modelling of Multi Robot Indoor Navigation System
Owner - Academic Project Apr 2018 - May 2018

Implemented a model for indoor robot navigation in SystemC. Involved multiple robots being requested in an environment while avoiding collisions.

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Fit-Foodie - An Interactive Health Companion
Fit-Foodie - An Interactive Health Companion
Contributor - Hack at CEWIT Feb 2018

An interactive health companion that we built during CEWIT Hackaton 2018 and Won the Best use of CISCO’s MERAKI AP. Whether you’re looking for a restaurant or healthier eating this is an android application that would help you find right places and deals based on your diet.

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Intelligent Food Intake Monitoring System
Intelligent Food Intake Monitoring System
Contributor Aug 2017 - Dec 2017

Developed a low cost, open source wearable device built using off the shelf sensors that captures chewing sounds and muscle contractions and in-turn monitors the users food calorie intake, rate of consumption, and binge-eating activity.

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Device Test Bench for Non-Intrusive Load Monitoring
Device Test Bench for Non-Intrusive Load Monitoring
Team Lead Aug 2016 - May 2017

Developed a low-cost wireless intelligent two hand gesture recognition system to recognise static gestures across 8 globally used sign languages.

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Closed loop speed control system
Closed loop speed control system
Owner Sept 2015 - Dec 2015

A closed loop speed control system was developed for a 12 volt DC Motor a custom designed speed sensing module. A PWM based PID algorithm was developed and implemented to minimise response time during loaded conditions.

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Low cost wireless two-hand gesture recognition system
Low cost wireless two-hand gesture recognition system
Team Lead Jan 2016 - Oct 2016

Developed a low-cost wireless intelligent two hand gesture recognition system to recognise static gestures across 8 globally used sign languages.

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Smart Glove for IR Devices
Smart Glove for IR Devices
Designer May 2016 - Oct 2016

Developed a low-cost glove based gesture recognition system that acts as URC (universal remote control) for multiple consumer electronic appliances. The prototype was designed ergonomically, making it highly compact and portable.

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Intelligent Smart Helmets for Automatic Control of Headlamps
Intelligent Smart Helmets for Automatic Control of Headlamps
Designer Mar 2015 – Sept 2015

This project was designed to introduce automatic autonomous headlight technology for the safety of motorcyclist. The Prototype was successfully designed, focusing on intelligent headlamps that react according to the rider’s facial movement.

Compressed Air Driven Vehicle
Compressed Air Driven Vehicle
Designer Jan 2013 - Mar 2013

The objective of this project was to design and fabricate a light weight vehicle which can run in Lab carrying a person of 100kgwt (Max) at 10 Kmph. The Prototype Vehicle was successfully designed and was powered solely by air, for Movement and Braking.

ML Server with Network Attached Storage
ML Server with Network Attached Storage
Designer Jan 2017 - May 2017

Built and administered a NAS coupled ML Server Workstation dedicated for research in machine learning. (RAID-Z2 with iSCSI and CIFS interface)

Milestones

Intern Class 2018

Graduation 2019

Hack at Cewit 2018

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