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Principal Emulation & FPGA Enabling Engineer

San Diego, CA
Position Title: Emulation and FPGA Enabling Engineer
Location: San Diego, CA or Remote/work from home
Status: Full-time (salary + benefits + bonuses)
 
About the Project:
As an Emulation Design Engineer, you will work with microarchitecture and RTL design team to implement the designs, develop, modify, and/or test hardware needed at the chip-level or block-level. In this role you will:
• Drive block and full-chip level emulation (FPGA & emulator), and be responsible for QoR (timing, capacity) and debug
• Work with CPU microarchitecture and design team to understand specifications and design tradeoffs in pipeline and structure sizing to achieve best-in-class performance and power over 3GHz
• Synthesize the Verilog RTL and create models and compile them to Cadence Palladium and Protium platforms
• Develop all aspects of hardware emulator implementation, with emphasis on design partitioning, synthesis, place and route, timing analysis
• Work on third-party IP integration and system-level debugging
• Block and system level RTL simulation & design verification
• Support chip bring up and post silicon debug
• Work with architects to select targeted kernels for benchmarking functional performance and timing on simulation and emulation platforms, and correlate timing between the two platforms
• Perform feasibility studies to validate performance, functionality, and timing on emulation and simulation platforms
• Debug functional and timing models
• Validate the designs for functional and electrical robustness
 
Minimum Qualifications:
• FPGA and emulator flows and methodologies
• Verilog and SystemVerilog
• Emulator platforms (Cadence Palladium), platform bring-up, digital design, verification, debugging, and waveform viewers
• Hardware emulators, such as Palladium, ZeBu, Veloce, or FPGA systems based on Xilinx or Altera FPGAs
• Vivado, Incisive/VCS, IXCOM, Design Compiler, Synplify, Verdi, or SimVision
• Emulation methodologies, including in-circuit emulation, hybrid systems, or simulation acceleration
• Debugging system-level software
• Programming skills in C and C++
• Scripting in Python, Tcl, or Perl
 
Preferred qualifications:
• Knowledge of CPU microarchitectures
• Experience in deep submicron process technology nodes is strongly preferred
• Knowledge of library cells and optimizations from ARM, TSMC, and other high performance library vendors
• Solid understanding industry standard tools for FPGA and Emulation platforms
 
Education Requirements:
• Required: Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering (BSEE)
• Preferred: Master of Science, Electrical Engineering (MSEE)
 

About Encore Semi

Encore Semi is a successful SoC Design and Software Engineering Services company headquartered in San Diego, California.  We build Centers of Expertise (CoEs), engineering teams onsite, to support our many customers from the semiconductor and electronics system industry in North America (San Diego, Bay Area, Austin, Raleigh, Longmont, New York, Boston areas).  Our teams of experts contribute to leading-edge projects in the areas of SoC design and embedded software.  We provide high-value through acceleration, performance improvement, optimization, and risk mitigation.

Encore Semi provides its engineering team members with continuous exposure to top advanced technologies and tools, participation in challenging yet exciting projects, and direct collaboration with its industry-leading teams, customers, and long-term partners.

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