Rick Hartley

Principal at RHartley Enterprises

(Retired senior principal engineer at L-3 Avionics Systems)




Rick Hartley, recently retired senior principal engineer at L-3 Avionics Systems, is the principal of RHartley Enterprises, through which he consults and teaches internationally to resolve noise, signal integrity and EMI problems. Rick’s focus is on correct design of PC boards to prevent and/or solve problems. He has consulted with major corporations in the US and 12 other countries. His design career focused on circuits and PC boards for computers, aircraft avionics and telecommunications. His consulting focuses on those same areas, as well as the automotive and appliance space. Rick has an engineering degree and 52 years of experience. He has dedicated the past 42 years to PC board and circuit development with emphasis on control of noise, in digital, analog and RF circuits.

Rick has taught seminars at numerous conferences, including the IEEE EMC Symposium, PCB West, IPC Apex/Expo and others. He is a member of the executive
board of the IPC Designers Council and past member of the Editorial Review Board ofPrinted Circuit Design Magazine. Rick has written numerous technical papers and articles on methods to control noise, EMI and signal integrity.