10 Lanark Ave, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M6C 2B3
E-mail: roni_chaia (at), Tel: (416) 471 8104




To obtain a design and development position in hardware engineering, where I can use my education and two years experience. Willing to relocate. 


BASc Electrical Engineering, 2004 (Graduated with Honors, GPA: 3.6/4.0)

University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada


Relevant Courses:

· Filter Design · Communication Systems · Digital Communications · Electromagnetic Waves
· Electronic Circuits · Signals and Systems · Communication Networks · Data Structures
· RTL Digital Design  · Computer Architecture · Analog Control Systems · Management Science



· Equipment: Agilent/Rohde&Schwarz (spectrum analyzer, base station emulator, scope)

· Experience in board level design and characterization for a wireless application (BlackBerry)


· Tools: Cadence (Capture, PSpice), LabVIEW, Agilent VEE, LabWindows/CVI, PSpice, AutoCAD

· Altera and Xilinx FPGAs, VHDL, Assembly

· Languages: C/C++, Java (Sun Certified Programmer), Matlab, Visual Basic, SQL 

· Packages: Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, QXDM, QPST, MS SQL Server, Crystal Reports 


· Extensive experience in technical writing, documentation, and presentation

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Polytronics Engineering, Toronto, Canada, 11/2005 to 01/2006
Hardware Engineer

·         Prepared bill of materials, ordered parts for circuit boards, tested and debugged various hardware

Solectron Invotronics, Toronto, Canada, 08/2003 to 12/2003
Electronics Test Engineer

·         Designed and implemented PLC based testers to automate functional verification of circuit boards

·         Added new features to assembly line testers using C in LabWindows/CVI environment

·         Wrote several technical manuals and operating procedures for hardware and software systems

Research in Motion (RIM), Ottawa, Canada, 01/2002 to 09/2002
CDMA Hardware Design Engineer

·         Improved BlackBerry battery life by making hardware changes that eliminated current leakage

·         Evaluated the power management chip for the next generation BlackBerry devices:

·         Performed detailed analysis on the Low Drop Out (LDO) regulators' operation

·         Analyzed battery charger profile, and created an optimal method for charging the battery

·         Improved the performance of the BlackBerry by optimizing its Read and Write timing parameters

·         Participated in designing a hardware/software system for drive-testing the BlackBerry

·         Gained experience in soldering size 0402 components on RF circuit boards

·         Assisted in the design of a filter to reduce cross talk between the digital and RF signals

Greater Toronto Airports Authority, Toronto, Canada, 05/2001 to 09/2001
Network Engineer

·         Conducted research on MPLS, DWDM, VoIP, Call Centers, PBX and Unified Messaging

Visteon Corporation, Electronics Plant, Toronto, Canada, 08/2000 to 12/2000
Systems Analyst

·         Implemented a client/server application using Visual Basic and Microsoft SQL Server

DANA Corporation, Cambridge, Canada, 01/2000 to 05/2000
Manufacturing Engineer

·         Solved manufacturing problems, designed mechanical fixtures using AutoCAD, and dealt with suppliers

University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada, 09/1999 to 12/1999
Calculus Tutor

·         Developed own Calculus material and taught the course to undergraduate students

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·         Designed and implemented a 16-bit microprocessor using VHDL. The microprocessor was able to execute 16 different instructions and was implemented on a Xilinx FPGA

·         Designed a Fingerprint Recognition System (FRS) that uses a flat-bed scanner to recognize a person's identity. The FRS was implemented using Java and Matlab, and it involved the use of image processing techniques and Artificial Intelligence (AI)

·         Developed a new version of "The Game of Life" that has no physical limits. The game was implemented using Java. It's a grid of small cells that can be dead or alive. The live cells form complex mathematical patterns on the grid

·         Completed four major technical documents (work term reports) for the companies that I worked at as part of the co-op program. A typical work term report is over 30 pages long and provides a solution to a complex engineering problem. The papers I wrote are:


·      Next Generation BlackBerry Power Management Chip

·      LCD Noise Reduction on Eltron II

·      GTAA Campus Area Network Design

·      Drawcoat 1030, A Comprehensive Analysis


·         IEEE member

·         Tennis, volleyball (team captain for two years), soccer, swimming, billiards, table tennis

·         Foreign Languages: French (intermediate), Japanese (basic)

·         Top-notch chef, enjoy creating healthy and flavorful foods



References available upon request


Resume (pdf), Resume (txt)

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Thanks for looking at my resume. Please feel free to contact me