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Power Characterization Engineer

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San Jose, CA, United States
Oct 5, 2018

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Description

Xilinx develops highly flexible and adaptive processing platforms that enable rapid innovation across a variety of technologies - from the endpoint to the edge to the cloud. Xilinx is the inventor of the FPGA, hardware programmable SoCs and the ACAP (Adaptive Compute Acceleration Platform), designed to deliver the most dynamic processor technology in the industry and enable the adaptable, intelligent and connected world of the future in a multitude of markets including Data Center (Compute, Storage and Networking); Wireless/5G and Wired Communications; Automotive/ADAS; Emulation & Prototyping; Aerospace & Defense; Industrial Scientific & Medical, and others. Xilinx's core strengths simultaneously address major industry trends including the explosion of data, heterogeneous computing after Moore's Law, and the dawn of artificial intelligence (AI).

Our global team is growing and we are looking for bold, collaborative and creative people to help us lead the industry transformation to build an adaptable intelligent world. We believe that by embracing diverse ideas, striving for excellence in all that we do, and working together as a unified team, we can accomplish anything. Come do your best work and live your best life as part of the ONEXILINX team!

 

We are looking for Power Characterization Engineer to drive dynamic power characterization of Xilinx's upcoming product families.  You would be part of the power/performance team in product engineering which is responsible for product characterization,  tool correlation and production test limits.

 

Responsibilities include:

  • Works with IP owners to determine characterization strategy and list of required patterns for data collection
  • Generates test plans and runs reviews
  • Maintains an advanced understanding of FPGA power dependencies.
  • Ability to provide guidelines to engineers on complex data analysis.
  • Designs experiments to establish and improve correlation between system or bench level measurements and production binning parameters.
  • Provides leadership in improving the data analysis process - including data format, database improvement, automation and analytical techniques.
  • Provides solutions for new characterization needs, especially for new IP that have no legacy methods or strategies. Solutions often involve new measurement techniques as well as new DFT features. Provide training and usage guidance to other team members for new methodologies.
  • Provides solutions for any production related power issue and guidance to lead to the resolution of issues.
  • Provides leadership in keeping the team up-to-date with state of the art power measurement techniques.


Qualifications:

 

  • BSEE or MSEE or related field 
  • 5+ years' experience characterizing power
  • Understanding of FPGA architecture features and trade-offs
  • Experience compiling FPGA designs using Vivado or similar CAD environment
  • Python / Perl / TCL scripting
  • Data analysis
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