David Garrett

Associate Technical Director & Distinguished Engineer, Broadcom Corporation

David Garrett has been designing, coding and building since he got his hands on a Commodore 128 computer as a kid. He turned the love of coding into a career in engineering and is an Associate Technical Director in the Office of the Chief Technical Officer at Broadcom. He has been recognized as a Distinguished Engineer within the company and serves on the Broadcom Foundation University STEM Committee. He chairs the annual Broadcom Foundation University Research Competition.

David began his career at Broadcom in 2007 and has worked with many different business units within Broadcom to deliver high performance, low-power digital signal processing (DSP) cores. He was also part of the original Beceem team developing their 802.16e WiMax chipset. Prior to Beceem, he was with Lucent’s Bell Labs Research Wireless Research Laboratory, as an expert in both forward error correction technology as well as Multiple-input Multiple Output (MIMO) wireless signal processing.
He serves as a technical expert on Broadcom’s internal patent review committee and is on the organizing committee for the International Symposium on Low Power Electronics and Design (ISLPED). He has 36 US patents filed, has published 21 conference and journal papers, and co-authored a book chapter on MIMO receiver design. David received a B.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Virginia, and an M.S. from the University of Vermont.


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