Profile: Curtis Donahue

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Curtis Donahue is the Backplane Ethernet Consortium and Automotive Ethernet Consortium Manager at the University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL). His main focus has been the development of test setups for physical layer conformance testing, and their respective test procedures, for High Speed Ethernet and Automotive Ethernet applications.

Curtis began working at the InterOperability Laboratory’s Fast Ethernet Consortium in 2007. After 4 years as a physical layer testing technician for several Ethernet Consortiums, Curtis was promoted to the Ethernet Consortium Manager.

Curtis regularly attends IEEE-SA 802.3 meetings, actively participating in the discussions and provides insight to testing procedures. Currently Curtis is the Editor-in-Chief for the IEEE P802.3bw Task Force, and is the PICS Editor for both the P802.3bp and P802.3bq Task Forces.

Additionally, Curtis is involved with the OPEN Alliance a special interest group encouraging the wide scale adoption of Ethernet based networks in automotive applications. Curtis authored the BroadR-Reach® PMA Test specification and co-authored the BroadR-Reach PCS and PHY Control specifications. Curtis actively participates in the Open Alliance Technical Committee meetings.

Curtis holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of New Hampshire (UNH), Durham and is currently pursuing his Masters in Electrical Engineering at UNH.