Lab and Characterization System Engineer (6410-1006)

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

  • Define, lead, and execute device characterization activities for high speed serial and memory interfaces, including the definition and execution of tests with modern test equipment including TDRs, VNAs, sampling and real-time oscilloscopes, etc.
  • Setup and manage the Achronix Systems & Hardware Engineering lab, including procuring lab equipment to enable FPGA device bring-up and characterization, with the immediate focus being the Speedster7t FPGA family.
  • Implement lab automation to support bring-up and characterization, including the scripting of test equipment to automate test and characterization tasks, including contributing to Achronix internal automated test platforms.
  • Develop and support an automated hardware regression platform for Achronix devices, including a mix of hardware and software development.
  • Conduct demonstrations of Achronix technology for customers and partners.
  • Support applications teams and third-party vendors in providing guidance on Achronix device high -peed interfaces and memory configuration and use.

Preferred Skills

  • Experience with device bring-up, including PCI Express, DDR, and Ethernet interfaces.
  • Experience with the characterization of SerDes and high-speed serial interfaces.
  • Experience with electronic test equipment, such as Oscilloscopes, BERTs, TDRs, etc.
  • Experience with software such as TCL, Python, C, or C++ for test equipment control. Experience with SQL databases is a plus.
  • Ideally has a working knowledge of signal and power integrity principles, and has hands-on experience with S-parameters, transmission lines, and impedance profiles.
  • Ideally has experience developing FPGA logic and platforms design for protocol bring-up and test.
  • Good communication skills and ability to multi-task.

Education and Experience

  • At least 5 years’ experience, with a focus on device bring-up, characterization, and debug.
  • Experience with lab test equipment, specifically those needed for protocol bring-up: oscilloscopes, function generators, logic analyzers, BERTs, back planes, etc.
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in EE, CE or equivalent work experience.

Job Details

Job Title
Lab and Characterization System Engineer (6410-1006)
Requisition No
Type of Position
Full Time
Reports To
Sr. Director, Systems Engineering
Santa Clara, California
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