Member Since: October 28, 2009

Country: United States



A graduate with a BS in Computer Engineering with a minor in Electrical Engineering. Working in Longmont for a prestigious silicon company as a DSV Engineer.

Students in EE/CE that have questions can email me at: s.r.grace[at]gmail.com. I will be more than happy to give you my knowledge and expertise. My main focus is on FPGA/Digital Logic and MCU systems, but I can help out in other areas.


Verificatoin Engineer


IEEE, PC Gamers

Spoken Languages


Programming Languages

MASM x86, C, C++, C#, SQL, Java (some), PHP, BASH, Batch File, HTML, HDL (VHDL/Verilog/SystemVerilog), Tcl.


University of Wyoming - BS in Computer Engineering, Minor Electrical Engineering


Embedded Systems Engineering, Digital Logic Design


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  • News - New Product Friday: High … | about 3 weeks ago

    Nice WiFi design. What made the decision to use the CC3000 and not another chip from TI that utilizes more powerful wireless connectivity like the WiLink chipset? I know there is a market in home automation to let users connect via Bluetooth OR WiFi (especially if WiFi is down in a home).

  • News - In Which We Are Not Havin… | about 3 weeks ago

    Reminds me of the day we were doing installer testing at work, and we brought the local network down (nearly caused hundreds of thousands of automated regressions to fail prematurely).

  • Tutorial - Programming FPGAs: Papilio Pro | last month

    I want to thank SFE for letting me share my knowledge with them and giving me the opportunity to write a tutorial (hopefully more to come).

    If anyone needs more info on what I put in the tutorial (I know this is a really difficult topic and I probably jump a round a bit too much), PLEASE let me know. I’m fairly regular on the Sparkfun IRC channel, so any burning questions that want a fairly quick reply should go there.

    For those who are wondering, this tutorial goes with the live lunch and learn I did for Sparkfun back in December. You can see the VOD on their Youtube channel.

  • News - Fluke, we love you but yo… | about a month ago

    I know hindsight is always 20/20, but you could always go to a Law University to see if they can do anything pro bono with the students on research of USPTO stuff (if anything it’s beneficial for both, you get something to help the business and the students get real-life work experience). It’s a long shot, but worth it. I mean, the worst they can say is, “No.”

  • Product DEV-12658 | about a month ago

    A couple notes for everyone on the Example Design:

    1. The project was made in 14.4. The last version of ISE is 14.7, and I STRONGLY suggest you upgrade it to 14.7.
    2. if you upgrade to 14.7, you WILL have to upgrade the IP. This might potentially break the HDL, so be careful.

    And as a bias point, I recommend migrating to PlanAhead. This way, if you want to move it to a Nexys4 or other Xilinx 7-series/Zynq parts, it can be done very easily.

  • News - Enginursday: Adventures i… | about 2 months ago

    Very much so. :)

  • News - Enginursday: Adventures i… | about 2 months ago

    Only ONE monitor? C'mon man! I run with 4 minimum!

  • News - AVC 2014: Bots, Copters, … | about 2 months ago

    A blow torch would’ve been cool to put on a quadcopter…

  • News - Check out the LIDAR-Lite … | about 2 months ago

    Can anyone comment onto what chip they’re using to do all this processing?

  • News - Enginursday: DIY Biometri… | about 3 months ago

    Not until it adds aiming capabilities for your off-hand weapon.

Name Pieces Total
El Wire Project
5 79.75
Project Kirov
5 299.75
A Lunch 'n' Learn to teach about FPGAs.
3 108.7