Master Thesis - Design of Digital IPs for a Development Platform based on MPSoC FPGAs (f/m/d)

Temporary, Full-time · VILLACH

Your future responsibilities
Silicon Austria Labs (SAL) is looking for a Master student for a 6 month contract. This role is generally responsible for the design and implementation of FPGA systems under the guidance of a senior member of staff. This is an ideal position for a recent graduate (or in the process of graduating) who is looking to get into FPGA design.

  • Designing digital circuits using FPGA technology and SoC (e.g. Zynq), including selecting the appropriate FPGA, designing the circuit architecture and coding the logic in a hardware description language (HDL) such as Verilog or VHDL.
  • Verifying the design and functionality of the digital circuits using simulation tools and performing tests on a physical FPGA board.
  • Creating and maintaining documentation for the FPGA design, including schematics, test plans and user manuals
  • Develop and partition digital system architecture
  • Ability to work closely and collaboratively with other SW/HW developers to rapidly deliver integrated systems.
Your profile
  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering.
  • At least 1 year of hands-on experience with FPGA systems, acquired through projects, co-ops, or employment.
  • Solid understanding of digital design principles and proficiency in FPGA tools and technologies.
  • Demonstrated ability in designing, coding, testing, and validating FPGAs and/or ASICs.
  • Proficiency in VHDL, Verilog, System Verilog, as well as C or C++.
  • Competency in coding with Python and Matlab.
  • Experience with RTL synthesis, including writing timing, area, and other relevant constraints.
  • Familiarity with digital simulators and adeptness in creating self-checking test benches is an advantage.
  • Proficiency in scripting languages such as TCL, Bash, and Shell is beneficial.
  • Knowledgeable in Linux OS is an advantage.
  • Exceptional writing, analytical, and communication skills.
  • Highly motivated, well-organized self-starter.
Important Facts about SAL
  • Duration: 6 months
  • Start of your employment as soon as possible.
  • Diverse research activities with many technical challenges.
  • State-of-the-art laboratory facilities and equipment. 
  • Location in the heart of Europe in Austria – relocation support for non-European nationalities.
  • Internal and external training opportunities for career development.
  • Home office in Austria (max. 40%) and work from anywhere in the European Union possible (< 25%).
  • Family & children friendly - actively shaping the compatibility of family and career.
  • “Vital4SAL” to promote a healthy workplace (e.g. SAL coaching pool, trainings on mental health, physical activities, healthy snacks, 24/7 accident insurance)
  • € 4 per day meal allowance in restaurants or € 2 per working day in supermarkets.
  • Public transport initiative (subsidy for the “Klimaticket”) 
This position is subject to the Collective Agreement for employees in non-university research (Research CA). For this position, we offer a competitive gross salary of EUR 1.863, paid 14 times a year.
About us

Silicon Austria Labs (SAL) is a top research center for Electronics and Software Based Systems (ESBS). At three locations (Graz, Villach, Linz), SAL is conducting research along the entire ESBS value chain in the areas of sensor systems, power electronics, intelligent wireless systems, microsystems and embedded systems to develop future-oriented solutions for industrial production, health, energy, mobility, safety and more. SAL brings together key players from industry, science and research and thus valuable expertise and know-how and conducts cooperative, application-oriented research along the value chain. Cooperative projects are co-financed by SAL and enable a fast and unbureaucratic project start. SAL is thus shaping the high-tech location Austria and Europe and developing the future 
Innovation is our top priority and so are our employees. We are a family-friendly company and support the compatibility of work and family as much as possible. That is why we have been awarded the Work and Family Certificate until 2026. But we are constantly working on new measures to offer our employees an environment where they feel good, healthy and motivated.

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