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     Date Submitted:19-05-2013
     Last Modified:19-05-2013 (09:55)
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     Current job:FPGA Design Engineer - Research Assistant
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:within a month
     Industry:Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsAn Electronic engineer with 2 years of experience as FPGA Design engineer; reliable, motivated, meticulous, curious and able to work on own initiative or as part of a team. Excellent knowledge of digital design, reliability and validation techniques
    CV
    Nationality: Italian
    Born: 5 February 1986
     
    PROFILE:
     
    An Electronic engineer with 2 years of experience as FPGA Design engineer; reliable, motivated, meticulous, curious and able to work on own initiative or as part of a team. Excellent knowledge of digital design, reliability and validation techniques and understanding of analogue systems layout design. Eager to learn, develop new skills and enthusiastic, seeking a rewarding position with scope for technical challenge, career progression.
     
    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
     
    January 2013 to present
    Research assistant – FPGA Design Engineer
    Polytechnic of Turin - European Space Agency (ESA)
    DRPM ( Dinamically Reconfigurable Processing Module) – Space
     
    Activity
    The main activity aims to develop systems able to mitigate transient hardware failures (SEU) that may occur in space or at high altitude chased strong electro-magnetic radiation. In this regard have been developed different test platform on FPGA.
    • Implementation of uClinux on MicroBlaze platform both with NTFS file system on external Ram
    • Development of Linux drivers for non-standard IPcores
    • Development of reconfigurable system with automatic correction of faults using a Internal Configuration Access Port (ICAP)
    • Development of a system with 2 ports (ICAP)
    • Analysis and testing of Soft Error Mitigation (SEM) controller
    • Development of system with reconfigurable Multi-processor (Dual-MicroBlaze )
    • Development of reconfigurable system with HDMI controller to visually verify the presence of an error and its correction.
     
    December 2011 to present
    Research assistant – FPGA Design Engineer
    Polytechnic of Turin – Pirelli Tyre S.p.A.
    Cyber Tyre – Automotive
     
    Activity
    Development of an emulation test platform on FPGA to validate and test a novel device.
    • Modify HDL (VHDL / Verilog) of the device under test in order to adapt to the platform. Development HDL code for the test platform
    • Analysis of timing, logic synthesis and implementation
    • Firmware development of the MicroBlaze processor to manage the system emulation and data communication to a PC via RS232 serial
    • Data collection and analysis waveforms using scripts in MATLAB
    • Changes to the firmware of 8051 microcontroller 
    • Development of Tcl and bash scripts to automate the system and inject faults in some critical modules of the device and verify the behavior
    • Analysis on CAN bus and FMEA at an early stage
     
    EDUCATION:
     
    Master of Science degree in Electronics Engineering (10/2009 – 11/2011), Grade: 99/110;
    Polytechnic of Turin, Turin – ITALY
    Thesis: “Development and evaluation of innovative techniques for the testing of microprocessors”
    Brief description: 
    * Development of test programs in assembly for the fault coverage of Adder and Register File modules on OpenRISC 1200 microprocessor. The technique used is called MIHST(MIcroprocessor Hardware Self-Test) a hybrid between the Hardware-Based Self-Test and Software-Based Self-Test. The technique consists of using test programs formed by the loop that can be unrolled to be loaded on a BIST module and occupy less space in memory, but at the same time ensuring a high coverage to failures. Check the coverage was verified with TetraMAX.
     
    Relevant projects:
     
    * VHDL model of a DLX, a 32bits RISC processor, finalized to the implementation on the Xilinx FPGA platform.  The architecture was built using the FPGA block RAM for instruction fetch and data memory. The behavioural testing phase consists in the implementation of a pattern research program in assembly language, to measure the effectiveness of hazard prevention techniques implemented and performance of whole architecture.
     
    * MIPS R2000 Compatible FPU with a focus on the floating point multiplier. This module is able to work with single and double precision data according to IEEE754 standard. To meet the requirements (high frequency, high throughput and low latency), an architecture has been designed in VHDL structural language. Has been used an architecture with two parallel multiplication tree, an innovative and efficient rounding module and parallel adder for exponents calculation. With these choices were achieved excellent results in all three required areas.
     
    ERASMUS – Specialization: Embedded Systems (10/2009 – 06/2010)
    ESIGELEC, Saint-Etienne du Rouvray – FRANCE
     
    Bachelor’s Degree in Electronics Engineering (2005 – 2009), Grade: 95/110;
    Polytechnic of Turin, Turin – ITALY
     
    Diploma electrical engineering technician (2000 – 2005), Grade: 100/100;
    I.T.I.S. Othoca, Oristano – ITALY
     
    LANGUAGES AND TECHNOLOGY:
     
    Italian: Native -  English: Fluent (IELTS Vote:5) - French: Fluent
     
    OS: Excellent knowledge Windows XP/7 and Linux Ubuntu/OpenSuse
     
    Programming languages:C, VB.NET, HTML, MATLAB, Simulink, VHDL, Verilog, Assembler, Assembly x86, UML, Bash Scripting,Tcl, LabView
     
    Software skills:  Electronic Tools:  Xilinx Design Suite (ISE, EDK, XSDK, PlanAhead, ISim), 
    Altera (Quartus II, Nios II), Mentor ModelSim, Synopsys Design Compiler, Cadence(IC, NCSim, Pspice, Virtuoso), Eagle PCB, AWR Microwave Office, Codewarrior, Coldfire, µC/OS-II , TetraMAX, Keil
    Design/Video: Autodesk Autocad, Adobe (Acrobat, Photoshop, After Effects, Premier Pro)
    Office: Microsoft Office and Open Office
     
    Instrumentations skills: Digital and analog oscilloscope, multimeter, frequency-meter, signal sources, spectrum analyzer
     
    INTERESTS AND ADDITIONAL NOTES:
     
    Electronics, automotive, aerospace, space, technology, motorbyke, football, IT world, scientific research 
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