SummaryThe Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory asks the big science questions:What do black holes look like?How do stars and planets form and evolve?Does life exist outside the solar system?Engineers at SAO collaborate with scientists, developing instrumentation from world-wide telescope arrays to orbiting satellites to help answer these questions. We’re seeking a FPGA/computer engineer to join our electrical engineering team. The position is located in Cambridge Mass.Learn more about this agency
Duties may include but are not limited to:
1. Assists in developing and translating project requirements into functional codes and develops FPGA VHDL (VHSIC Hardware Description Language) or Verilog code with DFT (design-for-test) considerations for Xilinx, Altera or other brands of FPGA’s.
2. Debugs logic simulations on new or existing code at both the unit and system level.
3. Implements vendor-specific and third-party intellectual property modules into designs.
4 Collaborates with scientists and mechanical, optical, and software engineers to design devices that meet electrical and optical requirements
5 Assists in writing digital design specifications / ICD’s (Interface Control Documents).
6 Assists in defining and developing hardware / software interfaces.
7 Performs Post-design support and troubleshooting using oscilloscopes, logic/spectrum analyzers and other test equipment.
8 Performs other duties as assigned.
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