Haishan Zhou

Work as a software developer in embedded linux system with EE background. Experience in developing linux kernel drivers for various peripheral devices which are contained in SoC or individual chips communicating with SoC via buses like I2C. In addition to the kernel part, daily work involves user-space development in a varity of fileds, including network, video processing and GUI programming etc.

Embrace open source and on Github host some side projects, most of which are developed in Golang.

Technical Skills

  • Languages: C, C++, Golang, Bash
  • Common development tools: vim, gcc, make, cmake, git, svn, eclipse
  • Embedded system:
    • Linux kernel driver development: RTC, MTD & flash & eMMC, pinctrl & GPIO, ALSA, framebuffer, WiFi, input, regulator, devcice tree.
    • Peripheral protocols: USB, I2C, I2S, SPI, MMC & SDIO, WiFi, MIPI, etc.
    • Programs: u-boot, busybox, wpa_supplicant, buildroot
    • Android BSP development
    • Develop OS abstract layer SDK
    • Processors: Hi3519, Tegra K1, Tegra X1, DM8107, Baytrail Atom, AM1080, SC2440, AT91RM9200
  • Network:
    • Socks5 proxy (rfc1928)
    • DHCP client (rfc2131)
    • IP conflict detection (rfc5227)
  • Video & Graphic:
    • FFmpeg, GStreamer, OpenMAX
    • H264
    • OpenGL
  • Others:
    • QT
    • freetype

Open Source Contributions

Employment History

Invenco Group Limited

  • Embedded and Application Engineer
  • Aug 2018 - Present
  • Auckland, New Zealand

Magewell Electronics Co., Ltd.

  • Software Developer
  • Nov 2015 - Jun 2018
  • Nanjing, China

Responsible for the BSP routines: porting Linux kernel to customized boards, developed drivers for various hardware, built rootfs and wrote infrastructural programs to support high performance applications.

Major work includes:

  • OS abstract libraries providing unified interfaces to operate general data structures and access peripherals.
  • Customization of Linux kernels for various products.
  • Drivers manipulating peripherals like camera, clock generator, fan controller etc.
  • Font tool, using freetype library, to convert TTF font file into C code.
  • Plugins for GStreamer and FFmpeg to handle video process.

Mindray Medical International Co., Ltd

  • Software Developer
  • Jul 2011 - Nov 2015
  • Shenzhen, China

Involved in devloping complex and stable demanding projects in medical device industry. Responsible for Linux kernel maintenance, driver development and team management.

Major work includes:

  • Evaluation the stablity and efficiency of data communication via USB on Windows Embedded and Linux.
  • Development of kernel drivers for AED and monitor products.
  • Fixing WiFi connectivity issues and implementing EAP and roaming functions.
  • As team leader, managing development, communicating with collegues from other departments and implementing key components in the next-generation product.
  • Travel to Europe alone for three months to integrate devices from eight manufacturers, like GE and Maquet.


Master of Circuit & System

  • Southeast University
  • Sep 2008 - Jul 2011

Bachelor of Electronic Science & Technology

  • Southeast University
  • Sep 2004 - Jul 2008


Pro Gearbox

Pro Gearbox, adopting Xilinx Zynq as processor, efficiently converts HDMI A/V signals into IP data and acts as NDI source.

Developed MW_SDK, the next generation infrastructural libraries as the OS abstract layer, which includes not only basic types, data structure, but also universal interfaces to access various kinds of hardware and user-space device drivers. The main work includes:

  • build system using CMake
  • atomic, spinlock, mutex and list modules
  • hardware interfaces for I2C, UART, UIO and GPIO
  • device drivers for Si5324 and VISCA

Wrote TUI program to convert font by freetype from ttf to bitmap as C array, which then is used to generate the configuration menu in HDMI output.

Wrote UIO-DMA driver managing the allocation, mapping of four kinds memories for DMA.

Stream Art

An encoder reads multiple HDMI inputs and performs rich video processes, such as scaling, color space conversion, contrast adjustment, etc.

Wrote OpenMAX and OpenGL programs to do benchmark on Jetson TK1 and TX1 for performance of video encode/decode unit and GPU.

Ported the reference Linux kernel 3.10.40 and u-boot of Nvidia Tegra K1 to product board and developed kernel drivers for peripherals, such as nct1008.

Developed mwcodec based on TK1 NvMM SDK and then FFmpeg codec plugins.

Created rootfs build system to integrate all components: u-boot, kernel image, Ubuntu base filesystem and QT.

Customized Android system, including startup tasks, remove unneeded packages, modifying flash procedure, adding new product device.

Ultra Stream HDMI

A standalone recoding & streaming encoder, which automatically detects HDMI input format and performs high-quality H264 conversion.

Assisted kernel development:

  • Wrote pinctrl and GPIO drivers.
  • Implemented Wake-on-Lan via ethernet transceiver RTL8211F.
  • Port kernel drivers for RTC rx-8010, touchscreen gt9147.
  • Created GPIO regulators.

The BeneLink module, an interoperability component, reads information from external devices, such as ventilators and anesthesia machines, via UART and converts and uploads them Mindray’s monitor.

On a business travel alone to Europe for about 3 months, cooperated with doctors in hospitals and developers from third party manufacturers to accomplish the intergration of 8 devices.

BeneVision N22/N19

It uses Intel Baytrail processor and runs on Linux system which is built by Yocto. The GUI is based on QT/XWindow stack. In addition to Gigabit ethernet, it supports 2.4G/5G WiFi connectivity with EAP.

Participated in the pre-research phase of this project. In the developing phase, as the leader of 5 people embedded BSP team, managed the team work and communicated with colleagues from other departments.

Besides the management, devlopment work included:

  • Ported the Linux kernel to product board
  • Customized Yocto to build entire system
  • Designed the protocols between the host and external modules, including parameter modules via SPI, front pannel via I2C and power module via UART
  • Implemented the SPI protocol on the host
  • Reworked the driver adapter library
  • Developed the DHCP client and IP-conflict-detection program

BeneView T1

This mobile device, when it is put into the dock connecting to a VGA screen, outputs to the external screen in a larger layout to show more information. It adopts the TI AM1808 processor and runs Linux kernel 2.6.38.

  • Implemented dynamically resolution switch for framebuffer driver
  • Worked on the WiFi functions, including EAP authentication, roaming, QoS and fixed wpa_supplicant bugs
  • Designed and implemented the watchdog system.

BeneHeart D1

D1 is an AED product using TI AM1808 as processor and running on Linux 2.6.38.

Took over midway of the BSP development:

  • Optimized the boot time of u-boot.
  • Fixed the pop sound bug in AIC1303 driver.
  • Reseached breakpad and applied to product.


The product uses Intel Atom CPU and Windows Embedded as OS. The application program is written in C# and WPF. External parameter modules are connected to it via USB as HID devices. These modules are embedded system running on MCF52223.

  • Fixed USB communication bugs with parameter modules
  • Investigated USB bugs on Windows and Linux