Master Thesis: Auto tuning of a microcontroller power supply

      Infineon Technologies Austria AG

      Villach - vor 4 Monaten

      Master Thesis: Auto tuning of a microcontroller power supply

      At a glance

      We are looking for a student in the area of Electrical Engineering / Digital Design. The objective of the project is concept and implementation of an identification and tuning algorithm for a power supply of an automotive microcontroller using FPGA.

      Quick info

      Location
      Villach

      Entry level
      Thesis support

      Job ID
      27195

      Start
      immediately

      Type
      Full time

      Contract
      Temporary

      Job description

      The dc-dc converter currently employed to generate the main digital supply of the Infineon automotive microcontroller family is based on an advanced digital regulation loop. One of the main advantages of a digital loop compared to a conventional analog loop is the programmability and flexibility. This enables the use of different external passive components (L and C), depending on which the controller must be configured.

      Digital auto-tuning is the ability to automatically tune the controller parameters in response to the actual system dynamics.

      The main goal of this project is to research suitable identification and tuning algorithms for the automotive microcontroller digital regulator. One of the algorithms will then be implemented and verified using a prototyping setup on an FPGA.

      Start: immediately
      Employment: Full-time

      This position is subject to the collective agreement for workers and employees in the electrical and electronics industry. The salary for this position is EUR 1.825,-- gross p.m.(full-time basis).

      Profile

      You are a student at university / university of applied sciences in the area Electrical Engineering or comparable and you are best equipped for this task if you are a proactive person and you have:

      • Knowledge of digital design (VHDL or Verilog)
      • Experience with FPGA devices
      • Basic knowledge of switched-mode power supplies is a plus
      • Knowledge of MATLAB is a plus

      Please attach the following documents to your application:

      • Your CV
      • Your motivation letter
      • Certificate of matriculation at a university
      • Latest study transcript
      • Bachelor Certificate
      • Final Matura certificate

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