Bachelor or Master Thesis / IDP / Forschungspraxis (m/f/d) FPGA configuration through PCIe


Your mission

Our LiDAR Sensor is one of the best in the world and produces great 3D data. One key of providing LiDAR data at high performance and precision is our FPGA design. Help our Embedded Software Team to work on our FPGA implementation and make it even better. The listed topics are examples of tasks but since we are moving fast new ideas always come up. Just apply and mention your interests and background and we’ll discuss suitable topics with you in detail.
Unfortunately, we cannot offer compensation for work on these theses.

Your tasks

⟋ Study PCI Express and PCIe connectivity possibilities with FPGAs
⟋ Evaluate different available IPs for PCIe connectivity in Xilinx FPGAs
⟋ Get familiar with partial reconfiguration in FPGAs
⟋ Study tandem configuration for PCIe designs
⟋ Gain an initial knowledge of Linux kernel level drivers
⟋ Get familiar with ICAP interface in Xilinx FPGAs
⟋ Perform on board practical tests
⟋ Publish one research paper

Your profile

⟋ You are currently studying computer science or electrical engineering (or similar)
⟋ You have good programming skills in Verilog (and VHDL)
⟋ You have programming skills in C or C++
⟋ You have Experience with designing for Xilinx FPGAs and with Linux and Xilinx Vivado Design Suite
⟋ You have good knowledge of Linux environment and embedded Linux
⟋ You have very good communication skills in English

Why Blickfeld?

⟋ Enjoy free beverages and lunch allowance
⟋ Work in a dynamic environment with quick development cycles and flat hierarchies
⟋ Develop ideas and realize them
⟋ Be part of a great team, that lives and breathes technology
⟋ Make the future of mobility a reality today
⟋ We are one team – everybody pitches in
⟋ “Can do” attitude
⟋ Courage to act and to make decisions
⟋ Things can go wrong, that’s ok
⟋ Friendly and constructive behavior
⟋ We stick together and can rely on each other


We are looking forward to your application, including your CV, certificates/diplomas and a short cover letter.
Contact person: Florian Lenz⟋


Please send a short letter of motivation, your certificates and your CV. We are looking forward to your application!