Eric D. Blom

First of all, welcome and thanks for visiting PIAP.com, my little piece of the World Wide Web. Which, by the way, is not the same as the Internet. Chances are you didn't arrive here looking for information on me, but, since you are here why not read on? Once you are finished reading drop me a line and let me know how you stumbled upon my site and what you thought of it. You can glean quite a bit about me from this web site so there isn't much more to tell you on this page other than the history of PIAP.com and some professional information.

PIAP.com History

I registered the PIAP.com domain and begin this web site in the year 2000 when the World Wide Web was just 10 years old. At the time my goal was to have a place to share photos with family and friends on the eastern side of the United States. Being an engineer there was also that cool factor of having your own web site, but, that motivation was a distant second. PIAP.com was working out great when in October of 2002 I had my first visitor from Google. The following month I had 20 and it has been growing ever since. To me a visitor from Google was quite an event. Even though this is the World Wide Web it seemed strange that people would be referred to my little site by the mighty Google search engin. Perhaps that is how you arrived here? I asked myself then, as I do now, what are these visitors looking for and did the find it?


Although PIAP.com remains a way for me to share photos with distant family and friends it has grown into much more than I ever imagined with visitors from all over the world looking at my pages. PIAP.com has also become a component of my friendship with many people due to the photos that I post here. Some of the great advantages that a web site has over a traditional photo album is that I don't have to pack it when I travel and friends and acquaintances can visit it whenever they want. I have found that many people enjoy visiting the photos I post here of events that I've been too with them because it makes it easy for them to
share the experience with their friends and family.

Like the World Wide Web PIAP.com is just getting started and who knows what will happen in the future other than that PIAP.com will be here on the Internet for all to visit and enjoy.

Professional Life

Most of my waking hours are not spent outdoors they are spent at work. This isn't a bad thing because work is an important outlet for my technical skills. The rest of this page is about my professional life. You will also find my resume on-line. If you want to contact me please use my feedback form or use the contact information on my resume.

Professional Biography

Eric Blom is currently a Senior New Product Program Manager for the PSoC business unit at Cypress Semiconductor. He joined Cypress in the year 2000 as a Design Engineer for the Cypress MicroSystem (CMS) startup while CMS was working on their first Programmable System on Chip (PSoC) which would later earn the EDN 2001 Innovation of the Year award. Prior to Eric Blom's current position with Cypress he was a Senior Staff Design Engineering on the chip design team. His work on PSoC devices has earned him two patents for innovative solutions to power-on-reset and memory paging architectures in a micro-controller. Prior to his work on the PSoC Eric Blom was the Senior Engineer at TeleWave Technologies, a developer and marketer of high speed, long range radios for voice, data, and video communications.

Eric Blom earned his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, and Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Kentucky. During Eric Blom's masters work at the University of Kentucky he focused on integrated analog circuits for the control of Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS).

Eric Blom's professional publications include: "Analog VLSI Circuit for Direct Sensorimotor Control," published in the proceedings of the First International Workshop on Design of Mixed Mode Integrated Circuits and Applications, "Direct Sensorimotor Control for Low-Cost Mobile Tracking Applications", IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics," August 2002, and "An Architecture for Programmable Mixed-Signal Devices," published in the proceedings of the IEEE Custom Integrated Circuits Conference, May 2002.

Publications

Journal Publications

Conference Papers

Unpublished Papers

Patents

  • 7,089,133: Method and circuit for providing a system level reset function for an electronic device
  • 7,096,340: Memory management
  • 7,586,795: Variable reference voltage circuit for non-volatile memory
  • 8,325,540: Variable reference voltage circuit for non-volatile memory (additional claims)

Inter Web Link List

Eversince I can remember a main stay of a personal web page on the Internet is a list of links to other web sites on the net. Clearly this tradition was started way before we had Google to find anything we want in less than a second.