As an R&D Fellow, Keith Odom directs NI’s architecture and technology group, a team of highly respected senior engineers who develop new architectures and application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs) and serve as technical leads.
Odom has led NI to success with ASIC and field-programmable gate array (FPGA) design which have resulted in more than 50 patents in areas that include bus interfacing, hardware/software interaction, reconfigurable I/O, and timing/synchronization. Additionally, Odom was instrumental developing key architectures including the NI-STC, a device system timing controller for NI data acquisition devices; the NI CompactDAQ modular data acquisition system; the NI Synchronization and Memory Core (SMC) architecture for the company’s high-speed modular instruments; PXI; NI LabVIEW FPGA; and bus interfaces for NI PCI, USB, and PCI Express devices.
In 2006, Odom was elected as an Outstanding Young Engineering Graduate for The University of Texas at Austin, an honor bestowed for distinguished contributions in the realms of professional accomplishment, community service, and service to the UT school of engineering. Odom has also served on the Engineering Advisory Council for The University of Texas at Austin electrical and computer engineering department.
Odom holds a master’s degree in electrical and computer engineering with a focus on VLSI design and computer architecture and a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering with a computer engineering specialization from The University of Texas at Austin.