I build value through the electronics design.

I’m Aljaz Titoric, a freelance electrical engineer who loves building products. Based in The Netherlands.

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Biography

Biography

As an accomplished electrical engineer, my journey in the world of electronics and technology began in my childhood when I dedicated myself to disassembling electronic devices and exploring their intricate components. This early fascination with electronics eventually led me to delve deeper into the field. During my secondary school years, I delved into the art of designing and etching printed circuit boards. Armed with a soldering iron, I spent my teenage years crafting electronic marvels.

My pursuit of knowledge and expertise led me to the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, where I honed my skills and acquired a solid foundation in the field. Following my academic journey, I embarked on a professional career as a hardware design engineer, working for a variety of companies, ranging from innovative startups to industry giants like ASML – semiconductor sector.

Over the years, I’ve gained my skills in collaborating within multidisciplinary teams, focusing on designing PCBs, defining wire harnesses, crafting product enclosures, and supporting electronics production. Leveraging tools like Cadence OrCAD, Mentor Graphics and Altium Designer, I’ve consistently delivered innovative and robust hardware solutions across diverse projects and industries.

Currently based in Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

I look forward to contributing to your success.

RÉSUMÉ
Electronics design

I offer custom electronics design, crafting tailored solutions for your unique needs. From concept to circuit, I bring precision and expertise to ensure your projects stand out. Covering embedded design, hybrid (digital & analog), PDN, high-speed stackup definition and more.

Cable harness design

I excel in crafting custom harness designs, providing connectivity solutions to your distinct needs. From concept to prototypes and production-ready wiring, I can design, advice and support your projects.

Enclosure design & 3D printing

I specialize in custom mechanical enclosure design, seamlessly merging ECAD and MCAD to elevate product performance with a focus on human-centric design principles. My meticulous approach ensures high-quality solutions that prioritize user experience and satisfaction.

Prototyping & Manufacturing

I offer prototyping and manufacturing support, seamlessly transforming ideas into reality. Elevate your projects with reliability and efficient production. I facilitate a connection between clients and EMS through collaboration.

Projects portfolio

Avular Origin One

As an Electronics Engineer for the Pioneers team, I was dedicated to the design of mobile robotic vehicles, with a special focus on Avular’s vehicle, Origin One.

Origin One is tailored for effortless integration of autonomous ground applications in real-world scenarios, from indoor to outdoor environments.

My responsibilities encompassed the EE system-level design and PCB-level design, ensuring optimal performance and reliability. I also overseed design verification and contributing to a system-level testing to guarantee quality and safety.

Origin One
Avular Origin One
Avular Vertex One

Avular Vertex One

As an electrical engineer I was involved in the development of the Vertex One drone, a state-of-the-art autonomous data-gathering platform tailored to various focus domains. This remarkable drone boasts out-of-the-box autonomy, enabling it to perform tasks independently with ease.

My responsibilities revolved around designing and testing the crucial onboard electronic boards that ensured seamless drone operation. These boards are integral to the control and data acquisition systems, working in harmony to provide accurate, reliable data. The Vertex One drone is equipped with specialized sensors, making it a powerful tool for inspections and data collection.

Vertex One

ASML EXE5000 EUV Photolithography machine

Designing the Digital Control Circuitry for high power PSUs, used for driving the photolithography machines (semiconductor industry) to achieve a few nanometers accuracy.

EL DE, Power & High Voltage Electronics.

Digital Hardware Design Engineer.

EXE5000 project.

As an Electronics designer I was responsible for designing, documenting and maintaining digital board designs, electrical modules and infrastructure.

Acted as the Electronic Development representative, interacting intensively in a multidisciplinary design team.

EUV photolithography machines
ASML EXE5000 EUV Photolithography machine
Terminal Board TBv2

Terminal Board TBv2

I have worked on a bigger input/output board on which we can connect peripherals such as: linear actuators, key switches, LED diodes, buttons, DC motors, RGB LED strips, etc.. The connections between the board and peripherals is done via 72pin CardEdge connector. The circuit board is based on the NXP LPC11E67JBD100 Cortex M0+ uC and contains a few different communications: UART, MDB, I2C, SPI, USB, 1-wire, ccTalk etc.. My tasks included schematic and layout design, selection of components and drawing the symbols and footprints. The single sided 4 layer PCB contains over 400 SMD and THT components.

Project e-treadmill @Volkswagen Slovenija

The Volkswagen Slovenia (general sponsor of Volkswagen 23rd Ljubljana marathon) set the goal to offer the runners the possibility to generate the electrical energy whilst running. As an electrical engineer I was part of the team who has developed the e-treadmills. My assignment was to deal with electrical parts of the project. I have developed the 10 channel LED current indicator and charging circuit for 12V batteries. The converted electrical energy will supply the camera equipment for making the TV video spot (the commercial).

VW e-treadmill
Project e-treadmill @Volkswagen Slovenija
IOM6-ActiveProbes @iSYSTEM Labs

IOM6-ActiveProbes @iSYSTEM Labs

​iSYSTEM Labs is developing a new family of products called Active probes. Their purpose is debugging and tracing the code in the microcontrollers. My assigment was the design of the black anodized aluminum enclosure, that has the cooling function for the device. Alongside the enclosure design I was also in charge of designing the mulilayer PCBs (8-10 lay) with 400-550 components. The heart of the circuit is the Xilinx’s FPGA with 676 pins in BGA package. The PCB contain high integration of components with high speed differential pairs.

AP for ARM & HSSTP

IOM6 Add-On-Modules @iSYSTEM Labs

​iSYSTEM Labs is developing a new family of products called IOM Add-On-Modules.They are used for capturing the data between two or more microcontrollers (CAN, LIN, ethernet and other comunications). My work was designing the metal sheet enclosure and the multilayer (6-8 lay) PCBs with 450-700 components. The PCBs in question contain high integration of components with high speed differential pairs.

IOM6 CAN/LINIOM6 ADIO
IOM6 Add-On-Modules @iSYSTEM Labs
Dental testing unit: PCB @C&C design

Dental testing unit: PCB @C&C design

Both schematic and printed circuit board for electronic dental testing unit model DTU-1000 were designed from scratch. The device makes it easier to test and repair the dental handpiece and its micro motors. The 4lay circuit contains switching, linear and DC/DC isolated power supplies. Its core is a 32 bit Cortex M4 MCU from Microchip. The circuit board controlles 9 relays on which the electromagnetic valves for air and water are attached. My tasks included the schematic and layout design, the selection of components, drawing of libraries, assembling and testing the boards and ordering the material.

DTU-1000

Dental testing unit: Enclosure @C&C design

For the DTU-1000 enclosure we chose the OKW modular enclosure and added CNC milled 2mm aluminum front and rear panels. I was in charge for the customization of mechanic parts, graphics and device’s user interface, the latter included the layout of buttons, switches, LEDs, flowmeters, manometers and other parts of the device.

DTU-1000
Dental testing unit: Enclosure @C&C design
Custom PCB Layouts @Torqbyte

Custom PCB Layouts @Torqbyte

In cooperation with the company Torqbyte we have created a couple of different custom PCB layouts 2-4lay that are going to be used for prototyping and testing purposes. The printed circuit boards are designed to be manually or mechanically assembled.

Torqbyte

Movement data logger

In my student years I came up with an idea to develop a device that would detect the dynamic forces of kayak sprint. The circuit board is based on the Microchip Cortex M0+ MCU with an accelerometer BNO055 from Bosch Sensortec, SIMCom SIM39EA GPS receiver, Polar RMCM01 hearth rate monitor, HM TRP-868 868MHz RF transmitter, 2,7″ Sharp memory LCD LS027B7DH01 and uSD card reader. RF transmitter enables the transfer of captured data on a personal computer, which analyzes the movement of the kayak. The 4lay single sided PCB’s size is 70x50mm. On the other side of the PCB is a mounted LCD screen. The device is powered via Li-Ion battery with autonomy up to 20 hours of usage. The battery status measurements are done via fuel gauge monitor MAX17043G+U from Maxim Integrated. The waterproof enclosure is made from plastic with mounting pod that enables the placement of the device on different surfaces.

Movement data logger
Raspberry Pi CM4 Control board

Raspberry Pi CM4 Control board

As a freelance hardware design engineer, I created a custom board using a Raspberry Pi CM4 as the core control unit. This board features multiple I/O ports and a display interface, making it a versatile solution for a range of applications. My work involved schematic design, layout, and testing to ensure a reliable and efficient hardware solution tailored to the specific needs of my clients.

Project VW car show @Agencija 101

In cooperation with the company Agencija 101 we created an interactive advertisment for Volkswagen. The task was to produce a trigger for avdio/video player on a large (7x3m) LED display. The core of the project is based on Linux operating system that runs on Raspberry Pi platform. The video was activated via PIR sensor and a touch sensitive floor mat. The assignment was to develop both hardware and software. The project was presented at the Avtosalon Ljubljana 2017.

Agencija 101
Project VW car show @Agencija 101
Xiphra encryptors

Xiphra encryptors

As a hardware developer with expertise in electronics and mechanical design, I played a role in an R&D engineering focusing on data encryption devices. Designed both the circuitry and the enclosures, ensuring a seamless integration of electronics technology and physical form. The result was a cutting-edge encryption systems known as Xiphra encryptors.

Ljubljana Hardware Meetup

I am an organizer of the Ljubljana Hardware Meetup Group. The group was formed in hopes to spread the knowledge among Slovenian electrical engineers, software developers and other tech enthusiasts. The events are held on a monthly basis in Ljubljana. On our first Meetup event, I spoke about designing the multilayer PCB, defining the board’s stackup, signal & power integrity and power delivery networks.

My talk (YouTube)Hardware Meetup
Ljubljana Hardware Meetup
Electronics / Hardware Talks Eindhoven

Electronics / Hardware Talks Eindhoven

I am an organizer of Electronics / Hardware Talks Meetup group in Eindhoven. We started the series of events in wish to connect electrical engineers in Eindhoven – The Netherlands.
Events are comprised of lectures from engineers and academics and is also meant for networking.

My work includes hosting, speaking, meeting with other speakers and website maintenance.

Electronics / Hardware Talks

Technical Articles

In partnership with Altium Designer we prepared a technical article related with electronics and hardware design with name “Closing the gap between Electronics (ECAD) and Mechanics”.

Altium Designer Articles
Technical Articles

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Bespoke Electronics Engineering Consultancy Services

Bespoke Electronics Engineering Consultancy Services

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