Chris at work

Chris Squires BSc(Hons) CEng MIET

Chris graduated with an upper 2nd class honours degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, from the Hatfield Polytechnic in 1984, where he was sponsored by GEC Computers Military Division.

Between 1984 and 1987 he continued to develop the Airborne Early Warning 4190M real time computer, speciallising memory management and distributed write-back caching.

In 1987 he transfered to the commercial development Division in Dunstable, where he continued to develop his caching and bus protocol skills by designing a Futurebus interface (IEEE 896). Chris also represented GPT Data Systems in the Futurebus Manufacturers and Users Group, where he wrote several articles for the group, and contributed to the writting of the final IEEE specification.

In 1991 he relocated to Cheltenham to work for Smiths Industries Aerospace, where he designed the interface of one of the mission critical systems for the Typhoon (Eurofighter).

He then was took on the role of Senior Hardware Engineer in the Civil Aerospace group where he specifed and designed the Special Function for Boeing 777 Electrical Load Management System. These functions included the safety critical power management for all the cockpit instruments.

Further work on the 777 included the definition of the testing required for EMC testing the ELMS system. The ELMS System Received the Queens Award for Technology in 1998.

After this, Chris moved the FPGA and ASIC design group, where he specified and designed one of the ASICs for the Boeing 767 Autothrottle, and carried out formal verification for another ASIC. He then became the senior digital designer for the ASIC in the, LCD based, Integrated Standby Instrument System (ISIS), and FPGA designer for a 5inch LCD primary flight instrument.

Between March 1998 and August 2000, Chris worked for Highwater Designs Ltd., Specifying, designing and supporting of PCI cards to interface desktop computers to colour photocopiers and printing plate makers

Since September 2000 Chris has been busy in the processor and system verification team at Infineon Technologies UK Bristol Development centre.

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