Hi, As you have already seen, my name is Robert Zulauf.
I have studied electro-technical engineering (diploma) at the University of Karlsruhe in Germany. For my diploma thesis I worked on the design of a Java-microcontroller in VHDL, where the pipeline was to be implemented on an FPGA as a prototype. This work is strongly related to the Komodo-Project.
Now I am working for the European LSI Design and Engineering Centre (ELDEC) of Toshiba Electronics Europe as a Principal Engineer in automotive system & design. Here in Düsseldorf I have worked on boundary-scan design and the development of a graphics display controller for driver information and naviga- tion systems. For rapid prototyping we use FPGA, again. Additionally I am doing customer support and work as technical project leader. Click here for my LinkedIn profile.
Originally I come from the northern part of Germany: I was raised in a small village on the North Sea coast, named Jader- berg. Around that "point on a map" there are Wilhelmshaven and Oldenburg, farer away you will find Bremen.
In 1992 I graduated from Lothar-Meyer-Gymnasium at Varel with "Abitur", after I had had the chance of getting to know nice people in e. g. the US (Jackson, MI) through the school's ex- change program. I took part in extracurricular activities, as well, i. e. a jazz-combo, for example, where I played the trumpet. After some weeks of internship (which I needed for my studies) I spent one year of service with the German navy, the "Bundesmarine", as a technician in telecommunications.
I am interested not only in computers - music, photography and various kinds of sports are activities I think exciting, too. Most of my photos are taken on trips - unfortunately there is little time for vacation or my hobbies. One might see in my "gallery" that I enjoy touring the US very much! (Loading the "gallery" might take a little longer... ;-)).
In August 2006 I joined friends for my first transalp tour by mountain bike. It took seven days from Tegernsee (Germany) to Riva del Garda (Italy) and was a great experience.