Naresh Rao is a Chief Engineer with over 24 years of experience in the field of low noise mixed signal electronics. He holds a Masters in EE (CWRU, 1994) as well as a Masters in Physics (BITS, Pilani, India, 1992).
As part of his thesis, he designed the world’s first low noise mixed signal ASIC for the closed loop control of a MEMS micromotor. He then joined Crystal Semiconductors (Cirrus Logic) and designed the receiver architecture for 100BaseTX Ethernet protocol.
Naresh joined the GE Research in 1996, where he has worked on electronics for numerous GE businesses such as lighting control, circuit breakers, residential metering, data acquisition systems (DAS) for PET, CT and digital X-ray, low power GPS correlators and radiation monitoring.
His work in novel mixed signal processing can be found in all GE’s industry leading CT scanners and digital X-ray systems. He designed a spectroscopic photon counting ASIC for the DNDO Intelligent Portable Radiation Locator program as well as high temperature monitoring and control ASIC for Aviation systems. He is current working on developing electronics for wireless ultrasound probes and digitization on coil for MRI receivers.