Andrew S Armstrong - BSc CEng Electronics Consultant

423 Bideford Green, Leighton Buzzard, Beds LU7 2TY
Tel. 01525 376339 Fax. 01525 853387 mobile 07802 740593

Personal Profile

* Experienced *

* Innovative *

* Analytic *

* Innovator *

* Achiever *

* Problem solver *

Work has included the following diverse tasks:

Module, subassembly, or complete electronics system design, from assisting with initial specification through circuit design, pcb design, to production documentation, test fixtures and writing the press release or article for the intranet site.

General technical writing, including user manuals, service manuals, press releases etc. Technical editorship of electronics publications. Technical consultancy for general and specialist electronics media.

Computer support, one to one training, network and software configuration, problem solving.



General analogue, switched mode converters (including military spec), RF, low noise signal conditioning, power amplifiers, video, designs for automotive industry, security systems (including low power radio devices), embedded systems, various electronics CAD systems including Orcad, Protel, EDWIN, KiCad. SMD layout and prototyping.

Website Design

Web designs which comply with standards for today’s technical and legal requirements. Working with the principles of universal design, ensurting that websites will meet the requirements of the Disability Discrimination Act, and will meet the competing needs of diverse users. Skills include DHTML, JavaScript, CSS2, Perl 5, Visual Basic 6, Paradox 10 and ObjectPAL.

ICT training

ICT training at client's sites. Helping clients to identify the learning outcomes they need, and providing ongoing learner support.

Website and print editing

Website and intranet editing. Magazine editing.


Good interpersonal and communications skills. Writing skills presentation skills, pc support (including building pcs and individual training).

Recent work includes:

Examples of previous projects:

Membership of Professional Bodies

Member of the Institution of Electrical Engineers (1988), and the International Webmasters Association.

Continuing Professional Development

Current developmental priorities: keeping up to date with current switched mode topologies, general electronics (mostly analogue), website design using CSSP, and learning about relational databases.

Office facilities:

I work at clients' bases or the Armstrong Consultants base. Facilities include:
Pentium PC, scanner, printer, faxmodem, internet access. Microsoft Office, CorelDraw, Dreamweaver MX, various CAD and simulation systems.

Preferred CAD system for schematic capture, simulation, and layout: EDWIN.
Electronics test and prototyping equipment including oscilloscopes, signal generators, spectrum analyser.


1984-present day Consultant Electronics and website designer.

1980 - 1984: Director of three-man electronics design/manufacturing consultancy

1978 - 1980: Oscilloscope circuitry for Gould Instruments Division.

1975 – 1978 Kelvin Hughes (Smiths Industries): radar system simulation and post design services.

1975 BSc(Hons), University College London.



Born 2 February 1954

No serious health troubles

Current passport and full clean driving licence (held since 1972).

Leisure interests

Webmaster for a literary society ( ), skiing, reading, general science, amateur radio.

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