Thaine Hock

Senior Electrical Engineer

  • Relevant Experience: 16 years

  • Education:
    B.S. Electrical and Computer Engineering - University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
    M.S. Electrical and Computer Engineering - University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
    Alerta and Xilinx Certified Developer

Experience in the field

  • Hospital Grade Blood Glucose meter (Verification test procedure execution)

  • Hand Held Blood Glucose meter (Hardware design, debug and Engineering confidence testing)

  • Left Ventricle Assist Hart pump controller (3 phase brushless DC motor controller in FPGA for prrof of concept prototype)

  • PIC Catheter Vascular Navigation System (Hardware board design and FPGA design and test)

  • Parable CD4 Counter (Hardware board design and FPGA design and test)

  • Electrosurgical Generator (Hardware board design and test)

What’s the most interesting Medical Device project you’ve worked on and why?

The PIC Catheter Vascular Navigation System. It’s cool because you output a square wave into the blood and look for Doppler effects. I was responsible for developing the FPGA code that implemented initial Digital signal processing (FIR filer and mixer on multiple high precision channels).

If you could work on any type of medical device project, what would it be and why would you want to work on it?

Working on early R&D aspects to get into the science not just the engineering.

What do you like about working at Tensentric?

Working with professionals, no corporate distractions, no drama.

What unique set of skills do you bring to Tensentric?

Problem solving, learn quickly, extensive FPGA experience, broad experience including telecom.

If you couldn’t be an engineer what would you be? Why?

Park Ranger, live in the mountains, outside all day.

What hobbies or non-work activities are you most passionate about?

Being outdoors, camping with the family, skiing. Home school the kids. Gardening, working around the house.