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FPGA Digital Design Engineer

Warren, NJ or Santa Clara, CA

Job Description

The candidate will work as part of a radio design team interacting closely with systems, software and RF front end engineers to develop a novel RRH solution. He/she will be a key contributor in full cycle product development – design, development, integration, field test and interoperability support – and will also be a core contributor to fine tune performance of complex interactions between FW/SW/HW on FPGAs and processors running Linux/embedded RTOS. This is a unique opportunity to work on development for a ground-breaking wireless communications system. Specific responsibilities include:

  • Perform detailed FPGA design and verification using Verilog / VHDL and commercial tool sets for further analysis with interface / timing constraints.
  • Contribute to algorithmic analysis and architecture specification for Communication and DSP blocks of a digital front end LTE remote radio head
  • Work with systems architects and hardware engineers to develop/implement and test robust radio signal processing algorithms
  • Support RTL Verification including proactive contributions on test plans, generation of test vectors and issue debug
  • Integration of third party IP digital blocks
  • Test/Verification of Field Test System

Preferred Experience

  • 5+ years experience required in FPGA and RTL including hardware description languages (Verilog, System Verilog, VHDL), FPGA synthesis, IP integration, functional verification, timing analysis, constrains and design rule checks
  • Knowledge of QuestaSim and familiarity with Vivado Design Suite is highly desirable.
  • Ability to write effective test benches, collect results, and prepare feedback reports for the design engineers
  • Development of RTL blocks in support of wireless communications is essential including experience in CPRI implementations is highly desirable
  • Familiarity Xilinx and/or Altera SoC devices with integrated ARM cores and their kits
  • Understand interconnect protocols like AHB/AXI and DMA concepts
  • Knowledge of DSP and digital communication theory is desirable.
  • Practical implementation of the following blocks: digital filter, DUC/DDC, CFR, digital equalizers, DPD, AGC, fixed point DSP.
  • Familiarity with IO interfaces such as CPRI, SPI, I2C, PCI/e and other standard bus protocols
  • Familiarity with C, Linux and scripting languages (perl /TCL/csh) and Matlab is highly desirable
  • Ability to work from system requirements and architecture documents to develop signal processing blocks and interface designs that meet those requirements
  • Ability to clearly document architecture, design, and interface specifications

Education

  • A Bachelor’s degree in in Computer Engineering/Electrical Engineering is required. A Master’s degree is strongly preferred.

Benefits

We offer benefits that are competitive and comprehensive including the following:

  • Performance-based annual bonus
  • 401K with performance-backed employer match
  • Early stage equity
  • Medical, dental and vision care programs
  • Flexible and subsidized vacation policy
  • Regular company-sponsored team lunches, unlimited beverages & snacks, etc.

Contact us at jobs@bluedanube.com about the above position(s) or other potential career opportunities and please include your resume.