Tim Amsdon


I have 20 years of global experience in the consumer semiconductor, OEM, and defence sectors, and have held various engineering positions at senior, principle and management levels. I have also have extensive international experience, having lived and worked in the US (10 years), China, Germany and South Korea.

My industrial experience includes the design and development of R.F. and microwave based products. I specialised in set-top-box and television video receiver front-ends, and developed some of the very early silicon based tuners. I have also work on a variety of architectures: single-conversion, double conversion, low-IF, ZIF architectures, as well as ADC based wideband architectures. I have also designed many video receiver systems to meet international standards: ATSC, DVB-T2/C2/S2/T/C/S, OpenCable/Tru2way, MoCA, EuroDoCSIS/DoCSIS, SCTE-40, Analogue PAL/NTSC/SECAM.

I am currently researching a PhD degree in visible light communications (VLC) at Huddersfield University, and I am a teaching fellow for the new SWJTU-Leeds joint school.


  • Teaching at the Leeds-SWJTU Joint School

Research interests

Visible Light Communication; DVB; HDTV.


  • BEng(Hons) Electronic Engineering

Professional memberships

  • MIET
  • CEng