Tim Voght of Voght Systems (Indianapolis, Indiana) is an independent
consultant providing you with electronic engineering expertise. He can work
alone or with your engineering team to develop the electronic systems you
- Industrial Controls
- Test Fixtures
- Consumer Products
- Contract Software
Specializing in embedded systems design, Tim Voght has the experience and
skills necessary to design the hardware and software for your
microprocessor-based product. You may need electronic development resources
for short term projects that do not justify hiring a full-time electrical
engineer. Or you may have an engineering staff, but need extra support when
specific projects are understaffed. Voght Systems can help out in
these situations, developing entire projects to your specifications, or
supplementing your engineering staff. The work can be done in Voght
Systems facilities, or in yours. Perhaps your company is new to
electronic development. Tim Voght will never talk down to you or give you
the impression that what he does is 'black magic'. Design options will be
explained to you in the clearest manner possible. Call to discuss your
needs. There is no charge for the first consultation.
Experience / Achievements
- Communications Line Analyzer - Voght Systems provided a client
with the hardware and software design of an instrument for testing
twisted-pair communications lines. The new microprocessor-based
instrument is smaller, easier to use, and cheaper to build than the
earlier design it replaces.
- Cable Television test equipment - While employed at
Communications, Tim Voght led a software team in the design of a
highly successful line of CATV test equipment. He designed and
implemented innovative measurement algorithms. He developed quality
software for other radio-frequency test equipment as well.
- Automotive instrumentation and displays - Contracting for Delco
Electronics, Tim Voght designed automotive instrument cluster hardware.
- Facilities automation equipment - As an employee of American
Auto-Matrix in Pittsburgh, PA, Tim Voght designed hardware for
facilities automation equipment. He also designed test fixture hardware
and software for manufacturing test of this equipment.
- Publications - Tim wrote the article "Generating Sine Waves with
Software" published in the September 1995 issue of
Embedded Systems Programming
- Patents - Tim is named as co-inventor on United States Patents
#5,585,842 and #5,867,206 : "CATV Frequency Sweep Testing Using RF Transmitter to
Generate Test Signals".
Programming languages used:
'C' and various assembly languages.
Embedded Systems - What are they?
Embedded Systems are internal computers or 'microprocessors' which are
dedicated to controlling the operation of a device, instrument, or product.
It may not be immediately obvious to the casual observer that the device
has a computer controlling it - the computer is 'embedded' in the device.
The number of embedded microprocessors being used today is incredible.
Surely every household has several. Your television set probably has an
embedded processor, as does the television's remote-control. Your microwave
oven almost certainly has an embedded processor, and maybe even your
blender! If you have a recent-model automobile, it may have several.
Manufacturers are finding more and more uses for embedded processors in
their products. Embedded control is making products smaller, handier, more
reliable, and less expensive.
Does your product need an embedded processor?
Maybe (and maybe not). Often, a product simply cannot be improved by adding
electronic intelligence to it. Sometimes, a product may be improved by the
addition of simple electronic circuitry that does not include an embedded
processor (Voght Systems can develop these hardware-only designs as
well). Talk to Tim Voght about your application and he will give you his
honest opinion about whether it is suited to an electronic solution or
Tim Voght has over 17 years of experience in the communications,
instrumentation, automotive, and automation segments of the electronic
industry. The bulk of that experience has been with the development of
embedded systems. As a digital hardware and software engineer, he has had
experience with a variety of microprocessor types. He is also experienced
in analog hardware design. Tim has a BSEET degree from Purdue University in
West Lafayette, Indiana. He graduated in 1981.
You may also view a more comprehensive resume.
321 N. Devon Ave.
Indianapolis, IN 46219