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ASIC/FPGA Designer (Backend Expert, FPGA architect, or Application designer)
University of Heidelberg

Date Posted Apr. 16, 2022
Title ASIC/FPGA Designer (Backend Expert, FPGA architect, or Application designer)
University University of Heidelberg
Heidelberg, Baden Württemberg, Germany
Department Ingenieurwissenschaften
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available Immediately
  • Graduate Student
  • Electrical and/or Electronics
    Computer Engineering
    Computer Science

The new Novel Computing Technologies group at Heidelberg University (Germany) has a research fellow, postdoc or PhD student position available.
Appointments may include short term (up to two years), medium term (up to 5 years) or even long term contracts.

Roles/projects include (but are not limited to):

Backend expert
Implementing custom cells and custom FPGA fabrics, designing RRAM (memristor) FPGA primitives and fabrics, integrating systems (e.g., RISC-V eFPGA hybrids), working with advanced process nodes and technologies such as chiplets.

FPGA architect
Customization of mixed granularity FPGAs, exploring new architectural features (e.g., features tailored to RRAM FPGAs, ML acceleration, etc.). This shall all be integrated into various open-source frameworks (FABulous, Yosys, nextpnr, openRoad, VPR, etc.)

Security and reliability expert
Our group has detailed knowledge of low-level implementation details of several industry FPGAs (including their bitstream encoding) and we want to use this improve security (e.g., detecting Trojans) and reliability (e.g., robustness against SEUs).

Application designer
We are looking for application designers who want to make a difference. This may include exploring unconventional use cases of FPGAs, demonstrating the benefits of partial reconfiguration or in-depth utilization of specific FPGA features.

Running our labs, maintaining equipment and tools, supporting student and research projects as well as building demonstrators, including PCB design, (FPGA) hardware design, firmware development, etc.

  • "Beyond its commitment to equal opportunities for women and men and the promotion of compatibility of family life and career, Heidelberg University upholds the principles of diversity and equal opportunities for all its members and has therefore an impact beyond the bounds of the university.

Please reference in your cover letter when
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Contact Information

  • Prof. Dr. Dirk Koch
    Heidelberg University
    Novel Computing Technologies (ZITI)
    INF 368, Raum 501
    Heidelberg, Baden Württemberg 69120
  • +49 6221 54 16360
  • +49 6221 54 16419


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