Posts by Ken Wells

Ken Wells

I am a Senior Design Engineer, specializing in FPGA design. In previous jobs, I have worked on several defense electronics projects, using FPGAs to rapidly process data from direction finding antennas, as well as controllers for high power RF amplifiers used in Nuclear Magnetic Resonance spectroscopy. I have just passed my first year with Nuvation and look forward to many more years to come.

FPGA Design Tip: How to Automatically Identify Your Build Time

By Ken Wells | Sep 22, 2017

FPGA design engineers compile a lot of images – fixing this, testing that. With multiple bitstreams loaded during system integration, it can be confusing which gateware (what we like to call “FPGA...

Cyclone V SOC FPGA Design: Lessons Learned

By Ken Wells | Apr 4, 2016

Cyclone V Lessons From an Angry Moose In 2013, Nuvation designed and built a mechatronic version of the popular mobile game Angry Birds. Keeping with our company’s Canadian heritage, we dubb...

The DiscoFridge Kegerator: Adding an Arduino to the Mix

By Ken Wells | Dec 6, 2015

Just catching up? Read about how the whole kegerator project started, the prototype design, the life and death of the proto, and the rebirth as DiscoFridge. As we mentioned in the last post, the ne...