Digital Design Intern, Tag Emulator


Posted April 20, 2024

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<div class="content-intro"><p>Join Impinj and help us realize our&nbsp;<strong>vision of boundless IoT—trillions of things connected to the Internet.</strong>&nbsp;We’re inventing ways to bring all things online<strong>—</strong>including apparel, automobile parts, medical supplies, and luggage. With over 75 billion things connected to date, our platform has been used around the world. Together with our partners and customers, we solve for a better understanding of our world and how things move through it.&nbsp;<strong>If it’s a thing, we’re working to connect it.</strong></p></div><p><strong>Team Overview:</strong></p> <p>As an intern in the Silicon Engineering Organization, you will have the opportunity to work with many silicon engineers on the endpoint IC product (tag). This passive electronic is responsible for responding to commands from Gen2 RFID readers using only RF modulation. You will work with digital designers, analog designers, test engineers, and systems engineers. Your project on augmenting silicon emulation prototyping for next generation silicon endpoint ICs will directly enable faster development of Gen2 extensions (Gen2+), help assist reader firmware development and improve silicon verification. This is a 3-month internship starting in June.</p> <p><strong>What you will do:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Work on designing a FPGA verification hardware for cutting-edge RFID tag development.</li> <li>Collaborate closely with a cross-functional team of digital designers, analog designers, test engineers, and systems engineers while developing tools for testing RFID tag functionality on an FPGA platform.</li> <li>Gain experience with existing RAIN RFID readers, gateways, and ICs while automating test capabilities.</li> <li>Participate in design of ICs that are produced in the billions.</li> </ul> <p><strong>What you will bring:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Current BS or MS Electrical Engineering Candidate</li> <li>1-3 years of relevant coursework experience</li> <li>Course work in digital design</li> <li>Course work in RTL design of digital blocks (Verilog preferred)</li> <li>Course work or experience with synthesizing RTL for FPGAs</li> <li>Proficiency in a scripting language Perl, Ruby or Python</li> <li>Excellent written and verbal communication skills</li> <li>Coursework or experience digital logic synthesis, place and route, timing analysis.</li> <li>Experience with taping out an integrated circuit design in academia or industry.</li> <li>Proficiency using standard test and measurement equipment including spectrum analyzers, power meters, logic analyzers, and oscilloscopes.</li> </ul> <p style="line-height: 1.5;"><strong>Impinj Summer Internship Program Description</strong></p> <p style="line-height: 1.5;">The Impinj Summer Internship Program is designed to provide undergraduate and graduate students with a comprehensive learning experience that goes beyond traditional work assignments. Our program offers a unique blend of professional development, mentorship, and networking opportunities to help interns thrive in their roles and prepare for successful careers.</p> <p style="line-height: 1.5;">Benefits:</p> <ul> <li>Gain exposure to senior leadership and industry insights</li> <li>Receive mentorship and guidance from early-career professionals</li> <li>Build a strong professional network and connect with peers</li> <li>Develop valuable skills through hands-on experience and interactive learning sessions</li> <li>Access to company resources, events, and networking opportunities</li> </ul> <p style="line-height: 1.5;">The Impinj Summer Internship Program offers a holistic approach to intern development, combining practical work experience with mentorship, leadership engagement, and peer networking opportunities. By participating in this program, interns will not only contribute to meaningful projects but also gain valuable insights, skills, and connections that will support their future career endeavors.</p><div class="content-conclusion"><h2><strong>Why work at Impinj:</strong></h2> <p>Know you’re making a difference. Competitive benefits. Support for remote work or a desk with a view. Weekly Q&amp;A sessions with our executive team. Impinj provides an environment that fosters openness and innovation and is developing technology that delivers a positive impact on the world. Collaboration and teamwork are highly valued, and accomplishments are duly celebrated. We have an open paid time-off policy paired with a respect for work/life balance. <strong>Our headquarters is located in Seattle with spectacular views of the Olympics, Lake Union, and Mt Baker, which can be enjoyed from our rooftop deck. Our Brazilian site is in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul state, at “Tecnopuc,” a technology park that offers a very nice workplace for the development of groundbreaking technologies</strong>. Impinj is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive work environment and welcomes applicants from all backgrounds.</p> <p>We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.</p></div>