Robert Feranec is a Slovak Hardware Design Engineer. He is the founder of FEDEVEL, company known also as FEDEVEL Academy. Robert is specializing in advanced digital hardware development with a focus on processor, motherboard and microcontroller board design. He posts on Weldone Blog, teaches at Udemy and organizes HW design courses. His content is about electronics, Altium Designer, Hardware Design tips and tricks.
Life, education and work experiences
In year 2000, Robert received his Master degree in electronics from the Slovak Technical University in Bratislava at Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. After graduation, he continued by a PhD study until 2002. Between years 2002 - 2005 he worked as a Hardware Design Engineer at VOIPAC, Slovak Republic. From 2005 to 2010 Robert lived in Cambridge (UK) and worked as a Senior Hardware Design Engineer at Arcom (later known as EUROTECH Ltd). In 2010, he returned to Slovak Republic and in 2013, he started FEDEVEL. Currently, Robert is living in California (US) and his main focus is teaching online and sharing his experience through online courses, workshops, presentations, youtube and blog.
Robert, is founder of several open source projects:
- iMX6Rex open source project, which is build based on iMX6 Freescale processor.
- 28Pins, an open source project based on Arduino board.
- OpenRex Education Project, with goal to find and educate the next generations of engineers, thinkers and creators.
- Iantosca, Lucy (2017-08-22). "YouTuber Robert Feranec Visits Sierra Circuits". Sierra Circuits. Retrieved 22 August 2017.
- Feranec, Robert "How to Route DDR3 Memory and CPU fan-out". Altium. Altium. Retrieved 12 April 2016.
- Iantosca, Lucy (2018-05-29). "Sierra's PCB Layout Design Workshop with Robert Feranec". Sierra Circuits. Retrieved 29 May 2018.
- Brown, Eric (2013-11-19). "Tiny open source board runs Linux on i.MX6". LinuxGizmos. Retrieved 18 November 2013.
- "Interview with Robert Feranec". EEWeb. Retrieved 14 March 2012.
- Gammell, Chris "Robert Feranec has now released 100 hardware design tips!". TheAmpHour. Retrieved 18 May 2017.
- Williams, Al (2017-05-09). "LEARN ADVANCED PCB DESIGN FOR $200–WORTH IT?". Hackday. Al Williams. Retrieved 9 May 2017.
- "FEI STU (1998-2001) (EF SVŠT)". Slovak Technical University. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
- FUCHS, P; FERANEC, R; GÁBOR, P; HRIBIK, J; HRUŠKOVIC, M; POVAŽANEC, D (14-17 May 2001). "Digital Three-Phase Registration/Calibration Electricity Meter.". Measurement 2001. Proc. Of 3rd International Conference on Measurement:. Pages 66–69.
- GÁBOR, P; FERANEC, R; KISS, M; FUCHS, P (10-11 May 2001). Universal Board for Education with DSP Starter Kit. In: Radioelektronika 2001 : 11th International Czech - Slovak Scientific Conference.. Vysoké učení technické v Brně. pp. 436–439. ISBN 978-80-214-1861-5.
- Masár, I; Abelovský, M; Feranec, R; Gacho, J; Ivanov, I "Autonomous Mobile Robot Controlled by TMS320F243 DSP". robotika.sk. Richard Balogh. Retrieved 19 September 2001.
- "Cadence User Conference 2018". Cadence. Retrieved 10 April 2018.
- Matties, Barry (June 2017). "Routing DDR3 Memory and CPU Fanout". The PCB Design Magazine:. Page 49.
- (2017-05-03). "Advanced PCB Layout Course by Fedevel AcademyAdvanced PCB Layout Course by Fedevel Academy". Helentronica. Retrieved 3 May 2017.
- "Creating Digital Products (Campus London): from Gaming Devices to the IoT.". Meetup. Retrieved 21 May 2015.
- (2013-11-19). "iMX6 Rex Open Source Hardware SoM and Baseboard Designed to Teach Schematic and PCB Layout Design". CNXSOFT – EMBEDDED SYSTEMS NEWS. CNXSOFT. Retrieved 19 November 2013.
- Wilson, Richard (2014-04-16). "Open-source project teaches design of ARM boards". ElectronicsWeekly.com. Retrieved 16 April 2014.
- "Learn programming & electronics for young creators". Open Rex Kit. Retrieved 1 September 2016.