Board Design Systems Engineer (6410-1007)

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.

Job Details

Job Title
Board Design Systems Engineer (6410-1007)
Requisition No
6410-1007
Type of Position
Full Time
Reports To
Sr. Director, Systems Engineering
Department
Hardware
Location
Santa Clara, California
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