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We are offering a PhD thesis dealing with test of embedded non-volatile memories (eNVM). These Flash memories are in use in current and future microcontroller products within automotive applications and require intensive electrical testing. You will study and implement hardware features to execute eNVM test patterns autonomously by the system. Finally, your work will allow execution of Flash test pattern in parallel to tests running on other system components. The PhD Thesis is done in close collaboration with a renowned university starting earliest 01. July, the contract is limited to 3 years.

Quick info

Location Dresden
Entry level Ph.D. Thesis
Job ID 36689
Start immediately
Type Full time
Contract Temporary

Job description

Topics of this thesis include:
  • Analysis of eNVM test patterns and occupied system resources
  • Concept studies of autonomous test methods and their assessment in terms of complexity and cost
  • Identification of a target concept and specification of all relevant properties
  • Prove of concept by prototyping, either via simulation or software emulation
  • Hardware implementation of new test functionalities by digital circuit design integrated into a new silicon product
  • Prove functionality of new features on silicon in our product evaluation lab


You are best equipped for this task if you have:
  • A masters degree in the field of Electrical Engineering
  • Know-how on integrated circuit design (VHDL, Cadence) 
  • Know-how on IC test fundamentals (failure models and propagation, build-in self-test, memory test) 
  • Basic understanding of memory operation and test, especially of non-volatile memory is a plus
  • Microcontroller basics incl. system architecture and embedded software development
  • Programming skills (C, Python, Perl)
  • Fluent English is mandatory with German as a plus

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