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James A Crawford

James A Crawford

Managing Partner

AM1 LLC was formed in 2004 to address a wide range of client needs from independent hardware prototype development to on-site consulting. AM1 has collaborated with other companies and individuals on multiple projects spanning commercial to military technology needs.

This site showcases some of the work AM1 has been involved with, and also serves as a portal for many original technical papers and related projects.

“Jim is hard-working and very professional in everything he does. He exhibits an extraordinarily high level of ownership and accountability for any project that he undertakes.”

D.S.CEO, Sequoia Communications

“Jim is a very rare talent with a unique combination of expertise in both theoretical analysis and practical application. This makes him successful in all stages of communications design, from architecture, partitioning of RF and signal processing, to implementation and lab testing.”

D.C.VP of Engineering, Sequoia Communications

“I developed an enormous amount of respect for Jim’s technical and leadership skills as well as his fairness in the treatment of employees. I am confident that Jim’s credentials speak volumes to his technical expertise for the development of complex radio systems.”

J.I.Director of VLSI, Magis Networks

AM1 LLC Technical Papers

One of the most popular aspects of this site is the wide range of technical articles and published papers that it has to offer. Most of the technical papers have substantial mathematical content that makes them more readable in PDF form rather than a HTML post. Consequently, almost all of the papers are in PDF form.

Major topic categories on this site include:

  • Antennas
  • Bit Synchronization
  • Communication Systems
  • Design reviews
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Frequency Synthesizers
  • Modems
  • Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplex (OFDM)
  • Oscillators
  • Phase-Locked Loops
  • Phase Noise
  • Technical proposal writing
  • Radio Design
  • RF Design
  • Software Defined Radio
  • WLAN

Authored Textbooks

Managing Partner James A Crawford is the author of the following textbooks: