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Board Design Systems Engineer

Board Design Systems Engineer
by Daniel Nenni on 07-30-2020 at 7:49 pm

Website Achronix

Achronix is a privately held fabless corporation based in Santa Clara, California and offers high-performance FPGA solutions. Achronix’s history is one of pushing the boundaries in the high-performance FPGA market. Achronix offerings include programmable FPGA fabrics, discrete high-performance and high-density FPGAs with hardwired system-level blocks, data center and HPC hardware accelerator boards, and best-in-class EDA software supporting all Achronix products.
Job Description/Responsibilities
Design of characterization and evaluation printed circuit boards (PCBs) for all Achronix FPGA products, with the immediate focus being the Speedster7t FPGA family.
Design of reference and demonstration boards to demonstrate Achronix products, including DDR, GDDR, PCIe, and Ethernet protocol support.
Signal and power integrity analysis and design.
Work with PCB design and layout vendors to ensure successful and on-time delivery of boards.
Participate in cross-functional bring-up, validation, characterization, support and documentation efforts related to Achronix devices.
Generate bring-up and reference designs, including FPGA designs, to showcase Achronix device operation and capabilities with different protocols and different data rates.
Participate in planning discussions for PCBs and customer demonstrations for future Achronix products.
Required Skills
Experience with PCB design, including schematic capture, placement, and routing.
Experience working with and managing third-party PCB design and layout vendors is a plus.
Working knowledge of signal and power integrity principles.
Hands-on experience with S-parameters, transmission lines, and impedance profiles.
Hands-on experience with SPICE or other circuit simulation tools; HFSS or other 2.5 or 3D field solvers is a plus.
Knowledge of high-speed serial interfaces such as GDDR5/6, PCIe, and Ethernet is a plus.
Experience with parallel memory interfaces such as DDR4 is a plus.
Experience in FPGA design and testing is a plus.
Good communication skills and ability to multi-task.
Programming skills in Verilog, Python, or C.
Education and Experience
At least 2 years’ experience working on PCB design, bring-up, and debug.
Experience with lab test equipment, specifically those needed for protocol bring-up: oscilloscopes, function generators, logic analyzers, BERTs, back planes, etc.
Master’s degree in EE or equivalent, or a Bachelor’s degree with 2+ years of experience.

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To view the job application please visit www.achronix.com.