Keith B. Payea

985 Hyland Drive
Santa Rosa, CA 95404


Thirty years of experience as a designer of microprocessor based devices and systems; data acquisition systems; and analog sensor/signal conditioning systems. Experienced in all aspects of system design including architecture, hardware, software, PCB layout, and manufacturability. Experienced EMC troubleshooter.

Systems Experience Highlights:






Work History:

2003 - Present   Bryant Labs   Consultant

Bryant Labs is my consulting company. Here is a list of some of the companies I have worked with and the products I helped develop:

1999 - 2003   Symmetricom, Inc., TT&M Division     R&D Manager

My first two years at Symmetricom were spent designing a GPS synchronized Network Time Server to deliver time to an Ethernet network. The design consisted of an ARM7TDMI based Network processor and a Mitel GPS receiver chipset interfaced with dual-port memory. I was responsible for all aspects of the design and the project management. For the last two years, I managed the R&D department. I was responsible for up to 35 people and a $4M budget.

1989 1998   SeaMED Corporation     Senior Electrical Engineer

During my 9 years at SeaMED, I was involved in all phases of the design, development, qualification, and manufacturing of Medical Devices. I spent 5 years as a Project Director, being the principal customer liaison for several contracts, the largest being over $1M. I worked very closely with clients, from initial contact and proposal generation through the delivery of the product.

1987-1989   Rapid Systems     Senior Electrical Engineer

Rapid Systems was a small manufacturer of PC based Digital Oscilloscopes and Spectrum analyzers. I designed a 2 channel, 12 bit, 1MHz system for them and was working on a 100MHz data acquisition "back end" system when I left.

1983-1987   Applied Microsystems     Electrical Engineer

I worked on the design and development of several microprocessor emulators, including ones for the MC68000 and the i8086.

1982-1983  Fluke     Test Engineer

I spent a brief time at Fluke working on their Hand Held multimeter lines, including the 8020 and 8024, providing sustaining engineering support.

1979-1982   Nicolet Paratronics     Electrical Engineer

Paratronics made a family of Logic Analyzers. While there I designed waveform capture/display and counter/timer/signature analyzer option boards.


1979 BSEE from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, with honors.


Senior Member of the IEEE.

Volunteer Docent with the Robert Ferguson Observatory

Contact Information:

Keith B. Payea
Bryant Labs
985 Hyland Drive
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
(707) 566-8935 (land line)
(707) 548-9532 (Mobile)

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Last Revised: 15-March-2010