Edward Miguel


Electrical Engineering


  • M.S. in Electronic Engineering Technology, Northern Illinois University (1982)
  • B.S. in Electronic Engineering Technology, Northern Illinois University (1975)

Patents and Trade Secret Awards

  • Wurlitzer: Magnetic Debit Card for Vending Machines Patent
  • CTS: Integrated Pull-up Resistors for DIP Switch Design, Trade Secret Award
  • Valley: Pool Table Ball Return Control Apparatus Patent
  • Valley: Automated System of League Scoring Patent

Selected Publications and Presentations

  • Electronic Products, 2015, An Optically Isolated AC 110/220V Indicator
  • Electronic Products, 2013, “Third Overtone IC Oscillators”
  • ETAS Newsletter, 2001, “John Harrison and the Longitude Problem”
  • Electronic Products, 2001, “Selecting a Timing Module”
  • RF EXPO Paper, 1987, “Digital Compensation Techniques for Quartz Crystal Oscillators”
  • ERADCOM Frequency Control Symposium Paper, 1982, “A Compensated SC Cut Quartz Crystal Oscillator”
  • Masters Thesis, 1982, “A Temperature Compensated SC Cut Quartz Crystal Oscillator”

Professional Activities

  • NIU Electrical Engineering Industrial Advisory Board (1997-2012)
  • NIU Engineering Technology Industrial Advisory Board (2000-2015)
  • NIU Engineering and Technology Alumni Society (ETAS) Board of Directors, (1996-2004)
    • President (1997)

Work Experience

  • Lab Director and Instructor, Department of Electrical Engineering, NIU (2016-present)
  • Engineering consultant (2014-2016)
  • Engineering Manager, Connor-Winfield Corporation (1997-2014)
  • Adjunct Instructor, Technology Department, NIU (2000-2016)
  • Director of Engineering, Electronic Products Group, Valley Recreation Products (1987-1997)
  • Chief Engineer, CTS Corporation (1976-1979; 1983-1987)
  • Staff Engineer, Wurlitzer R&D Department (1979-1982)

Additional Training

  • C++ programming, Kishwaukee College, Fall 2012
  • Creative Problem Solving Techniques, NIU Extension Class taught at Connor Winfield 1999
  • Seminar on Telecommunication Fundamentals, Global Incorporated, June, 1998
  • TI/X1 Workshop on Telecommunications and Synchronization, NIST April 1998
  • Leadership Supervision, NIU Extension Class taught at Connor Winfield 1997
  • Workshop on Timing Measurement, NIST, April 1997
  • Project Management, Keller Graduate School, 1995-1996
  • Dale Carnegie Course, 1994-1995

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