My name is Braedon Salz, but call me Brady. I like to sign things as b$.
I’m an Electrical Engineer helping design the future of satellite telecommunications at Astranis. I got my BS and then my MS from the University of Illinois. My graduate studies focused on having a great time working in the Integrated Circuits and Systems Group led by Professor Pavan Hanumolu. I might even go back one day.
I’m a strong believer in open source hardware, and attempt to make my work as open as possible. I consider myself a “full stack electrical engineer”, meaning I enjoy working from ASICs to websites, and a little bit of everything in between. My favorite tools are: Silicon, Solder, and Sublime Text.
MSc in Electrical Engineering
University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, 2017
BSc in Electrical Engineering
University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, 2015
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Measure breathing and heartbeat with a phone using ultrasonic FMCW TX/RX
A Minimum Voice Activity Detection System
Time Domain Control of Asymmetric Interleaving in Low-Voltage CMOS Power Management Systems
Better custom badges handed out to elementary schoolers during EOH 2016.
I’m passionate about engineering education, especially with regards to keeping lab material relevant and interesting. I’ve helped develop the following courses at UIUC:
I was also a teaching assistant at UIUC, where I taught:
I hope to continue making mixed signal design tools available through my website… as much as anyone can hope to.
This is a new thing I’m testing out: reviewing things. There be dragons and bad opinions below.