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Consulting Services

Dr. McCorquodale is an independent expert consultant focusing on technology, product and market due diligence for technology businesses, semiconductor components and manufacturing, foundry selection, contract manufacturing, CAD/EDA, software, analog, RF, wireless power, MEMS, silicon timing, frequency control and electronics. Typical clients are VCs, PE firms, management consulting firms and law firms seeking expert reviews or witness services for IP litigation. He is also engaged in solving technical product development challenges, product-market placement including product definition, design and manufacturing challenges as well as the development of operating and financial plans for clients in the semiconductor and hardware spaces.

Short-term engagements can be sourced directly or via the agencies listed below. Dr. McCorquodale is an experienced and endorsed advisor/expert with all. Long-term engagements can be sourced directly. Please contact via email below.

[HTML] AlphaSights [HTML] Clarity

[HTML] Coleman Research Group (CRG) [HTML] DeMatteo Research

[HTML] Expert Network Group (ENG) [HTML] Gerson Lehrman Group (GLG)

[HTML] Guidepoint [HTML] Ivy Exec

[HTML] ORC Experts [HTML] Primary Insight

[HTML] Third Bidge (Formerly CognoLink)

Tutoring Services

Dr. McCorquodale can be booked for tutoring sessions online or in person in Downtown Chicago via the Wyzant and TutorMe Education platforms. Students can navigate directly to the Calendly link in the "Internet Links" section below. He will respond with a scheduled lesson on the respective platform.

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[HTML] Tutor Me Education

Dr. McCorquodale specializes in ECE and specifically IC design (front-to-back), embedded system HW, tube audio + DAW and web development SW. He has implemented and/or replicated and taught dozens of HW/SW projects to students. Specific expertise and supported HW in hand and SW installed for lessons follow (unless noted otherwise):

Integrated Circuit (IC) CAD SW

  • Cadence (no license, but extensive academic and professional experience)
  • Mentor (no license, but extensive academic and professional experience)
  • LTspice (MacOS)
  • Electric (xplat)
  • TinyCAD (Win10)
  • spice3 (Win10)
  • Magic (Ubuntu)

Embedded Systems HW

  • Elegoo Mega 2560 Arduino w/ 8b Atmel ATMEGA2560
  • Texas Instruments EK-TM4C123GXL LanchPAD w/ 32b TI TM4C123G ARM Cortex-M4F
  • Canakit Raspberry Pi 4 w/ 64b Broadcom Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A72
  • Digilent Basys 3 w/ Xilinx Artix-7 FPGA
  • terasIC DE10-Standard w/ 64b Intel/Altera Cyclone V SoC/FPGA w/ Dual-Core ARM Cortex-9
  • Passives (RLC), LEDs (diode/7-seg), switches, fans, motors, sensors, 74HC & LM logic/analog series ICs, etc.

Embedded Systems SW

  • Arduino IDE 1.8.13 (MacOS)
  • Verilog in Xilinx Vivado 2021.1 (Ubuntu/Win10) & ISE 14.7 (Ubuntu)
  • Verilog in Intel Quartus Prime Lite 20.1.1 (Win10)
  • ARM DS IDE 2020.1 (Win10)
  • ARM Keil MDK v5.34 (Win10)
  • AutoDesk Eagle Lite (Win10)
  • OrCAD (Win10)
  • TinkerCAD (Win10)
  • Virtual Breadboard (Win10)
  • LibrePCB (Win10)

Embedded Systems Test/Diagnostic Equipment & SW

  • Siglent Technologies SDS1202X-E 200MHz 1GSa/s Oscilloscope
  • Siglent Technologies SSA3021X-TG 9kHz—2.1GHz Spectrum Analyzer
  • Siglent Technologies SDG1032X Arbitrary Function Generator & Frequency Counter
  • Siglent Technologies SPD3303C DC Power Supply
  • FLUKE 17B+ Digital Multimeter
  • Siglent EasyTools Suite: EasyPower/EasyScopeX/EasyWaveX (Win10)

Operating Systems

  • MacOS Big Sur 11.6 (MacBook Pro 2.3 GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i7 with 32GB Memory is primary HW)
  • Win10 Pro 20H2 64b (VM on MacOS)
  • Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS 64b (VM on MacOS)
  • Mint 20.2 64b (VM on MacOS)
  • DOSBox 16b (Emulator on MacOS/Win10)
  • Raspberry Pi 32b (on Broadcom 64b Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A72)
  • LXDE 16.04 32b (on Intel/Altera Cyclone V SoC/FPGA w/ Dual-Core ARM Cortex-9)
  • iOS 14.8 (on iPhone and iPad)
  • watchOS 7.2 (on Apple watch)

General Development & Scientific SW

  • Bare-metal coding (Assembly):
    • 8051 8b (in xplat EdSim)
    • Atmel ATMEGA32 8b (with avr-gcc on Ubuntu)
    • x86 16b (in xplat DOSBox) & 32b/64b (in Visual Studio using Irvine environment)
    • ARM 32b (with gcc on Raspberry Pi 4)
  • Visual Studio (both Mac and Win10 installations: note difference):
    • C
    • Visual Basic
    • x86 32b/64b Assembly
  • Python (Arduino IDE 1.8.13 on MacOS)
  • Mathematica 12.1 (Raspberry Pi OS Distribution)
  • Matlab (no license, but extensive academic and professional experience)
  • Octave 6.2.0 - Matlab equivalent (MacOS/Ubuntu)

Audio Instruments & HW

  • Gibson Les Paul Studio
  • Alesis Recital 88 Key Digital Electric Piano
  • Focusrite Scarlett Solo USB Audio Interface Gen. 3
  • Fender Deluxe Vintage Modified 2-Channel 40-Watt 1x12 Tube Amplifier
  • Bose QuietComfort 15 Headphones

Audio SW

  • TrueAudio TrueRTA (Win10)
  • Duncan Amplification (Win10)
    • Tone Stack Calculator
    • TDSL
    • PSU Designer II
  • DAWs (Digital Audio Workstations)
    • Abelton Live 10 Lite (MacOS)
    • Pro Tools First v2021.3.0 (MacOS)
    • GarageBand (MacOS)

Web & iOS Development SW, Tools & Environments

  • HTML
  • PHP
  • JavaScript
  • Postman (MacOS)
  • Atom (MacOS)
  • Bootstrap
  • code.org App Lab (JavaScript)

Amateur Radio HW & SW

  • Yaesu FT-60R Dual Band Handheld 5W VHF/UHF Transceiver
  • Midland GXT1030G FRS/GMRS UHF Two-Way Radios
  • FIdigi (MacOS)
  • FLARQ (MacOS)
  • WSJTX (MacOS)

Apple Product Support and Training

  • MacBook Pro
  • iPad Pro
  • iPhone
  • Apple Watch
An Inside Look at Dr. McCorquodale's Home Electronics Lab/Perch in the South Loop of Chicago

Clockwise from Noon [above]: Parisian Gargoyle from Notre Dame Cathedral and a cactus from Arizona atop a Focusrite Scarlett Solo USB Audio Interface Gen. 3 (connected to the Les Paul) which is atop a Siglent Technologies SPD3303C DC Power Supply, Midland GXT1030G FRS/GMRS UHF Two-Way Radios (in back), Yaesu FT-60R Dual Band Handheld 5W VHF/UHF Transceiver (tuned to the local 1st District @ 17th and S State in Chicago), Red Swingline stapler (Hi Milton), Merece Digital Soldering Iron, Oculus Quest-2, Gibson Les Paul, Bose Quiet Comfort 15 Headphones, Coasters from Italy, Siglent Technologies SDG1032X Arbitrary Function Generator & Frequency Counter.

Clockwise from Noon [above]: Siglent Technologies SDS1202X-E 200MHz 1GSa/s Oscilloscope atop a Siglent Technologies SSA3021X-TG 9kHz—2.1GHz Spectrum Analyzer, FLUKE 17B+ Digital Multimeter, Thunderbold Display with MacBook Pro 2.3 GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i7 with 32GB Memory docked, TI-30XS MultiView Calculator, HP 35S (because one is not an engineer w/o RPN), Texas Instruments EK-TM4C123GXL LanchPAD w/ 32b TI TM4C123G ARM Cortex-M4F, Makeronics Breadboard, Digilent Basys 3 w/ Xilinx Artix-7 FPGA, terasIC DE10-Standard w/ Intel/Altera Cyclone V SoC/FPGA w/ Dual-Core ARM Cortex-9 (running LXDE), Integrated 3D-Printed Breadboard with Canakit Raspberry Pi 4 w/ Broadcom 64b Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A72 (running headless w/ Raspberry Pi OS and VNC + SSH) and Elegoo Mega 2560 Arduino w/ 8b Atmel ATMEGA2560.

And just for fun, my workbench where I am currently building a 5W (into 8Ω) Brit-style class A EL84 vacuum tube guitar amplifier. I used to maintain a complete 50W design of my own, but I took it offline because too many people built it and it required tremendous support. The design was a hybrid between a Fender and Marshall head. I still have the entire schematic and design instructions, if interested. Nonetheless, I left a few articles up on vacuum tube amplifier design and simulation, which can be found in the links to the left.

Email Addresses

For the quickest response, please direct email inquiries to the appropriate email address below.

[EMAIL] Business email (Arbor Devices)
[EMAIL] Professional email (IEEE)—use for consulting and tutoring inquiries

[EMAIL] Personal email (Gmail)
[EMAIL] Academic email (UMICH)—use for research or teaching inquiries

[SKYPE] Skype
michaelmccorquodale
[EMAIL] Hobbyist email (ARRL)—use for anything radio, audio or tube related

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