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Resume: James W. (Jim) Pearce, P.E.

Fields of Achievement:

  • RF Wireless system analysis and design
  • Pulse Based UWB Link Design
  • Direct sequence and frequency hopping spread spectrum system design
  • Portable, low power instrumentation design
  • RF circuit design through 8 GHz
  • DSP algorithm development and programming
  • Embedded microprocessor system design
  • C , C++, and assembly language programming
  • Digital design including CPLD device programming
  • RF printed circuit board layout
  • Guest lecturer

Design Experience

Extensive RF design experience
Atmel AVR series microcontrollers
TI MSP430 series microcontrollers
Intel 4004, 8080, 80186, 80186, 80186EB, 8051 and derivatives
Motorola 68HC11, 68000, 68010
Toshiba 900L family


Pegasus Technologies, Inc.
108 Pawnook Farm Rd., Lenoir City, TN 37771
1999 - Present: President. I founded Pegasus Technologies as a provider of intellectual property and products that take advantage of the increasing use of large scale integration in wireless systems. This company has grown from a single employee to five full time employees and several part time associates. It is a completely debt-free company that is privately owned and financed.

Computational Systems Inc.
835 Innovation Drive, Knoxville, TN 37932
1994 - 1999: Wireless Products Lead Design Engineer. In this position I was responsible for designing an innovative machinery condition monitoring system. This system, for which I have received two patents with more pending, combines low power electronics with a 2.4 GHz direct sequence spread spectrum transceiver to achieve one of the world's first marketable industrial wireless smart sensors. I was personally responsible for the design of the entire sensor including the R.F., analog, microprocessor, and power supply sections. I was also the responsible engineer for the overall system architecture.

Technology for Energy Corporation
10737 Lexington Drive, Knoxville, TN 37932
1990 - 1994: Principal Electronic Engineer/Manager, Electronic Engineering
1989 - 1990: Principal Electronic Engineer
April 1986 - 1989: Senior Electronic Engineer

At TEC, I was responsible for the design of vibration instrumentation and managed all electronics development.

Perceptics Corporation
Corporate Center, Pellissippi Parkway, Knoxville, Tennessee.
July 1985 - April 1986. I worked on computer vision systems designs at Perceptics.

Technology for Energy Corporation
10737 Lexington Drive, Knoxville, Tennessee 37932.
December 1980 - July 1985. I was a project engineer for the development of several distributed radiation monitoring systems used in nuclear power plants while at TEC.

Fusion Energy Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Union Carbide Corporation, Oak Ridge, Tennessee
June 1974 - December 1980. I worked in a variety of engineering positions in the Fusion Energy Division developing hardware and software for diagnostic instrumentation. This included microwave plasma diagnostic instrumentation and embedded PDP-11 computer data acquisition systems.


1973 Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York.
1974 Masters of Engineering (Electrical), Cornell University, Ithaca, New York.


Registered Professional Engineer in Tennessee. Registration number 19613.
Member IEEE


Five issued, see list here.


Since October 2000, serve as Chief Technical Editor of Spread Spectrum Scene Online, a website/ezine devoted to information on RF, spread spectrum, and wireless design. This site includes more than 400 active pages, including a number of articles I have personally written.

Co-authored Numerous technical papers at ORNL.

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