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Nathan Gonzalez
Professional Summary

To obtain a leading position in a dynamic and competitive organization
where I can develop my strong project management skills and technical abilities
to contribute to the success of the company.

  • Solid experience in leading project
  • Expert in analog circuit design & layout
  • Strong knowledge RF architecture
  • Hands-on experience in mass production
Head of Analog group 09/2011 to Present
Crestatech Santa Clara, CA
Developed hybrid tuner dual input CTC7000 product lines 
  • System specifications and architecture definition.
  • Handled layout, top-level assembly & interfaced foundry.
  • Managed IPs, floor-plan & ESD strategies (HBM testing & debugging)
  • Custom layout padring to optimize chip area & performances.
  • Designed custom LC tanks  with gain & bandwidth tuning (40-860MHz).
  • Dual-LNA front to connect 2 independent RF input (>60dB isolation).
Director of RF design Group – Company co-founder 03/2001 to 09/2011
Xceive Corp Santa Clara , CA
Developed hybrid tuner for XC3000/XC4000/XC5000/XC5000C TV Tuner Product Lines (NTSC/PAL/SECAM mixed-signal TV receiver family )
  • Led a small team of analog & layout engineers (5-7).   
  • Responsible for analog architecture, circuits and floor-planning with DSP.      
  • Worked with operation group to bring chip to production standards (yield & ESD tests). 
  • Designed  continuous-time filters (RC active type, bandpass antialiasing, notch filters)      
  • Designed harmonic reject mixer with calibration scheme to minimize quadrature imbalance.
  • Implemented calibration technique to maximize the image rejection (>63dBc).    
  • Chip with one single RF input pin and on-chip single-to-conversion (IP2>45dBm).      
  • Designed  RF & IF programmable amplifiers (PGA) along the chain (Total gain >65db).
  • Variable gain amplifier (for AGC from digital demodulator) and output driver (75 Ohm)
   XC3028,2028 first TV tuner with demodulator on single die. XC5000 was the first chip to enter TV market (2008 LG) by surpassing can tuner  (>60 million production).    
Principal Engineer 03/2000 to 05/2001
Ukom San Jose, CA
Dual conversion tuner receiver      
Responsible for the design & implementation of RF front-end
  • Wide band LNA in pure BICMOS techonlogy (up to 1GHz).
  • RF gm-C Filters for pre-selection of channel – (Notch &  band-pass biquad).
Research assistant 04/1996 to 02/2000
EL Lab., Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne - Switzerland
  • Project dect low-power audio filter 2.5V (Infineon – Villach – Austria); developed an unique current-reuse technique by matching P-NMOS transconductances.
  • European project 1V-1mA  IMS-band receiver in 0.35um CMOS technology; designed a fifth-order filter with special configuration to preserve dynamic range under low-voltage constraints
Ph.D.: “Micropower Continuous-Time Filters” – Prof Declercq & C.Enz Jan 2002 Swiss Federale Institute of Technology - Lausanne - Switzerland
M.D.: “Laser-driven measurements" - Prof Dandliker May 1995 Swiss Federale Institute - Braunschweig - (Germany)
Bachelor of Science: “8-bits DAC with M-2M ladder” – Prof E. Vittoz Jun 1994 Swiss Federal Institute of Technology - Lausanne
English, French (Native), German
Technical proficiencies
CAD Tools: Cadence design flow, Virtuoso, Spectre, Calibre
Development Tools: MathCad
Software Languages: Visual basic, C , C, Pascal
Hobby: Soccer (coaching) - ski
6 Patents and 15 Publications in International Journal and Conference
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Previous Companies:

  • Crestatech
  • Xceive Corp
  • Ukom

Previous Job Positions:

  • Head of Analog group
  • Director of RF design Group Company co founder
  • Principal Engineer
  • Research Assistant


  • Swiss Federale Institute of Technology
  • Swiss Federale Institute
  • Swiss Federal Institute of Technology

Level of Education:

  • Ph.D.
  • M.D.
  • Bachelor of Science

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