ILLICO! CUSTOM PROJECTS
In addition to licensing and support of its standard products, ILLICO
undertakes custom design projects in the telecommunications area.
The ILLICO partners have more than 40 years combined experience
in the design and programming of DSP based telecom products. We offer the following services on a per-hour consulting
basis or under fixed price development contracts as appropriate.
- Consultation for product planning and definition.
- Signal processing algorithm development.
- Assembly language or 'C' programming of commercial or proprietary
- Translation of ILLICO's standard software products to any proprietary
At our offices in Palo Alto, California we have the following resources
- DSP software development tools for T.I., Motorola, and NEC processors.
These tools include assemblers, linkers, simulators, and 'C' compilers.
- DSP hardware development platforms including custom designed and
- A fully equipped development laboratory including the T.A.S. Network
Emulator, spectrum analyzers, in-circuit emulators, signal generators, storage scopes, etc.
- ILLICO's telecom algorithm software library representing over 20
man-years of DSP code development. This includes FAX modem, data modem, MF and DTMF detectors, and voice line signal
- Digital filter design tools including Altanta Signal Processors
Meet the Partners
Before co-founding ILLICO in 1990, Stevan Bradley had over
20 years of experience with the Silicon Valley communications firms GTE Lenkurt, Racal-Vadic, and Tektronix-LP
Com. In these product development positions he was active in the design of T-carrier, digital radio, voiceband
modems, and DSP-based instrumentation for analog line testing.
At ILLICO he is responsible for digital signal processing architectures and algorithm development for ILLICO's
standard software products. These products include FAX/ data modems and tone detectors targeted at a variety of
DSP platforms the including Texas Instruments, Motorola, and NEC DSP families. All of these products were developed
in highly optimized "hand coded" assembly language format.
Steve holds the following degrees: BSEE, Lehigh University; MSEE, Princeton University; Degree of Engineer, Stanford
University. His graduate work emphasized communication engineering topics including digital transmission, error
correcting codes, and bandwidth compression. He is the author of 8 technical papers and holds 3 U.S. patents. He
has taught courses on DSP and modem design at the University of California Extension and served as Chairman of
the Santa Clara Valley chapter of the IEEE Communications Society.
Lien Nguyen is a graduate of Ecole Polytechnique (Palaiseau,
France) with degrees in Mathematics and Physics. She also holds a graduate degree from Ecole Nationale Supérieure
des Télécommunications (Paris, France) with a specialization in signal theory, digital communications,
integrated circuits, and computer science.
Before co-founding ILLICO in 1990, Lien was a consultant for leading Silicon Valley firms in the area of micro-controller
programming and DSP coding. These assignments included modem signal processing and modem control functions such
as the Hayes command set. At ILLICO Lien has been responsible for DSP coding and the design of all hardware development
platforms. She also created ILLICO's 'C' language FAX and data relay control capability.
Lien is a French citizen with a permanent residency in the
U.S.; she is fluent in English, French, and Italian.