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.

Title: Staff Engineer/Technical Lead
Requisition No.: 6410-1002
Type of Position: Regular, Exempt
Reports to: Vice President Systems Engineering
Location: Santa Clara, California

Job Description/Responsibilities

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Planning and execution of external memory interface characterization and system-level validation including blocks such as DLLs and GPIO.  Support rates up to 2133 Mbps for DDR3.
  • Interact with design and software development groups in device level and board /system validation and characterization.
  • FPGA centric reference design development:  Architecture, detailed design, coding, bring up, testing, performance measurement/demonstration and delivery for Customers.
  • Responsible for Achronix’s external memory IP product development and support.
  • Develop Technical notes, design guidelines, interoperability testing for DDR2/3 RLDRAM II and QDR II External memory interface.

Secondary Responsibilities:

  • Develop technical notes, design guidelines, interface test reports for various external memory interfaces.
  • Support overall product bring-up of external memory Interface hardware and associated hard and soft IP in the FPGA fabric.
  • Participation in next generation external memory interface requirements definition and validation.


  • Knowledge and familiarity of memory interfaces such as DDR2, DDR3, QDR II and RLDRAM II.
  • Verilog/VHDL – RTL coding/simulation and validation in FPGA-based boards.
  • Hands on experience in debugging PCBs, using high end scopes compliance testing in a hardware lab and experience in lab automation.
  • Strong in technical writing and communication (verbal) skills
  • Knowledge of high-speed serial protocols a plus


A minimum of 5 years performing the tasks outlined in job description/responsibilities section.


MSEE preferred.

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