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Hi there! My name is Nathan Petersen. I'm currently a graduate student at UW-Madison studying Electrical Engineering with emphasis on design and control of electric machines. For more, see my bio.

Perusing this website, you'll find posts about my projects and experiences, among other things. Many posts are related to the web or electronics, as those are areas of interest for me.

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Top Posts

For the best of the best on this website, make sure to check out the following posts, curated by me!


AMDC REV D Hardware

April 11th, 2020 · Projects / Electronics

Fourth revision of the Advanced Motor Drive Controller hardware design.


Designing a Firmware Driver for Serially-Addressable LEDs for Xilinx Zynq-7000

July 17th, 2020 · Tutorials / Firmware

Tutorial covering embedded system layers and firmware design (FPGA + DSP) for driving LEDs.


Simulation of Voltage Source Inverter Induction Motor Drive

May 8th, 2020 · Projects / Simulation

Simulations of the voltage source inverter driving the induction motor using several modulation schemes.


Optimizing for Workloads: Linux Spinlocks vs. Mutexes

February 17th, 2019 · Projects / Software

Analysis of synchronization primitive implementation for high performance applications.


Razzler: POV LED Top

May 15th, 2018 · Projects / Electronics

Custom designed persistence of vision toy top to display animations while spinning.