Bold Circuits LLC was founded in 2015 to provide full service electronic design to the commercial, military, and research markets. Bold Circuits is happy to provide a complete end to end solution or fill in the gaps on your design team. Whether you need a full design from concept through production or simply a design review or quick turn board layout, we can provide that support.
One way that Bold Circuits is different from other design companies is our focus on hardware design for proof of concept and quick turn demos with follow on work to form, fit, function as needed. By quickly demonstrating a solution in real, physical hardware, our customers are able to provide early feedback and drive the design towards their desired solution.
Since its inception, Bold Circuits has successfully completed many dozens of designs for clients in fields as diverse as agriculture, military, biomedical, scientific research, and consumer electronics and volumes from as little as one unit prototype builds to designs that reach millions of home per year.
Mike D. Smith has over twenty years of industry experience encompassing many aspects of electronics design. His specialties include system-level electronics design, high-speed digital design, PCB layout, and VHDL design targeting FPGAs. Mike has considerable experience designing CCAs with Altium Designer, as well as the design, simulation, and implementation of FPGAs using Modelsim, MATLAB, and the ISE Design Suite/Vivado.
Prior to founding Bold Circuits LLC, Mike worked at KVH Industries, Applied Radar, and BAE Systems. He received his BS in Electrical Engineering and a BA in German from the University of Rhode Island. Mike received his MS in Computer Engineering from the University of Massachusetts with a Computing and Embedded Systems Hardware and Architecture concentration. He also holds a PCB design certification from the IPC (CID).
Mike is also a guest instructor at the University of Rhode Island, where he has taught a senior course in Practical PCB Design for many years. His duties at URI also include serving as a consulting technical director to the ELECOMP Capstone Design Program, providing technical advisory services to industry sponsored senior design teams.