DJS EL Design

Dirk Jan van de Sanden
IC Design - PCB Design - Embedded System Design

My name is Dirk Jan van de Sanden and in the field of electrical engineering I am interested in mixed signal design, where the analog world meets the digital world. I obtained my masters degree in Electrical Engineering at the University of Twente, specializing in IC design.

There are lots of different projects that I like to work on, involving electronics, programming and web development. Teaching is an other thing that I love to do. In addition to that, I like to go windsurfing or just grab my mountain bike and go out there!

Experience and education

Professional Experience


Aug 2018 - present


Arnhem, the Netherlands

Responsible for software development, deployment and testing of the TONOS Care application.

Scheduling algorithms in Python, setting up and maintaining a scalable Kubernetes environment.

Electrical/Software Engineer

Mar 2017 - present

DJS EL Design

Nijmegen, the Netherlands

Hardware/software analysis, design and development on a freelance basis.

Recent projects: Hardware development for an asset tracking system, hardware and STM32 based software development and analysis for a windmill pitch system.

Integrated Circuit Designer (internship)

Feb 2016 - Jun 2016

Dialog Semiconductor

Hengelo, the Netherlands

General purpose DAC design in the RF department.

Master Electrical Engineering

Feb 2015 - Mar 2017

University of Twente

Enschede, the Netherlands

Main topics: SoC Design, Advanced Analog IC Electronics, Electromagnetic Compatibility, Embedded Computer Architectures, Wireless Transceiver Electronics.

Master thesis subject: Design of a Sub-Picosecond Resolution RC-Based Digital-to-Time Converter

Electrical Engineer

Aug 2014 - Dec 2014

Nedap NV

Groenlo, the Netherlands

Research on localisation of wireless nodes in a mesh network for the Luxon smart lighting solution.

Academic minor

Sep 2013 - Feb 2014

Università degli studi di Genova

Genoa, Italy

A selection of topics from the European Master on Advanced Robotics (EMARO) program. Topics: Neural-Networks, Modelling and Control of Manipulators, Real Time Systems.

Project at the GRAAL lab: Estimating the Position and Velocity of a Speedboat using a GPS Combined with an Inertial Measurement Unit.

Windsurf instructor

Aug 2013 - Aug 2017

Elba travels

Elba, Italy

Providing the guests with windsurf instruction, but also other activities including hiking, snorkeling and helping out on the camp.


May 2013 - Dec 2016

Audio Modules

Enschede, the Netherlands

Developing the modular audio platform Toren. Performing a wide range of activities such as: Planning business strategies, PCB design and supervising students.

Projects: Accu Check, Bluetooth Module, Toren, …

Student Assistant

Feb 2012 - Aug 2012

University of Twente

Enschede, the Netherlands

Assisting several students projects in the bachelor Electrical Engineering.

Board member

Oct 2011 - Oct 2012

D.W.V. Hardboard

Enschede, the Netherlands

Chairman of the boardsport association D.W.V. Hardboard.

Bachelor Electrical Engineering

Sep 2010 - Jul 2014

University of Twente

Enschede, the Netherlands

Main topics: Electrodynamics, Engineering System Dynamics, Control Engineering, Power Engineering, Telematics Systems and Applications

P-Project: Smartphone controlled helicopter, B2-Project: Person tracking. Bachelor thesis subject: Estimating low voltage network topology using measurement data.

Windsurf instructor

May 2010 - Oct 2012


Woudsend, the Netherlands

Propaedeutic Embedded Systems Engineering

Sep 2009 - Feb 2010

HAN University of Applied Sciences

Arnhem, the Netherlands

Main topics: Electronic Circuit Analysis, Introduction to Embedded Programming, Digital Logic.

P-project: Design of a full color POV-wheel (role: project lead)

Embedded Software Developer

Apr 2009 - Sep 2010


Arnhem, the Netherlands

Developing embedded hardware and software for a pneumatic robot mannequin.

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