Talent 101 Circuit

FPGA Developer Expert Available

Posted on August 04, 2017 by Kent Smith

Nathan – FPGA Developer/Scripting Expert (Available Immediately)

  • Writes/debugs Python based firmware test programs for a new device, including battery.
  •  Implements both C and Python elliptical curve cryptographic routines and test bench for digital signatures to validate battery packs.
  • Responsible for the ROM contents on Veridian.  Additionally responsible for the new Flash programming and erase routines for the customer.  Develops random test bench to exercise the Flash memory.
  • Wrote a python emulator of the Veridian device.  The ARM cortex M0+ core was modelled along with RAM, ROM, FLASH, UART and other blocks.  The emulator reads the ELF file containing the binary code compiled by the Keil tools and provides a near clock accurate execution model of that code running on Veridian.  This enables the Veridian ROM image to be debugged in advance of Silicon.
  • Developed a flash emulation on a FPGA.  Through a ROM based C program, emulates the Flash API library to allow the Veridian customer to develop their firmware on a FPGA with confidence that it will function on the silicon when it is finished.
  • Developed a Verilog AMS generator to interface the digital and analog portions of Veridian together.  This enabled the design team to simulate concurrently the digital and analog design databases.
  • Developed a Verilog generator that instantiates the level shifters between the different power domains on Veridian.  The Python programs reads a Excel spreadsheet to get a template and then generates a Verilog netlists as per that template.

Topics: C++ Developer, Software Engineer, Semiconductor Talent

Kent Smith

Kent Smith is a Senior Business Development Manager at Talent 101. He is responsible for managing the semiconductor engineering solutions at Talent 101’s clients. His expertise includes recruiting and workforce solutions, and working with engineering groups at Talent 101’s clients to improve business performance.