Sabtu, 12 September 2009

[beasiswa] [INFO] PhD position Dynamic-Fault Testing for Digital Systems

Project description

The chair CAES of the University of Twente offers a job opening in the large European CATRENE project "TOETS", on test solutions for Systems-on-Chip (SoC) and Systems-in-Package (SiP).

In very deep submicron CMOS technology, the influence of dynamic faults is rapidly increasing. The effect of resulting faults will be investigated for a chosen digital target system which can include synchronous and asynchronous IP circuits. The main applications are envisioned in the automotive arena. Cooperation with Dutch industry is anticipated.

The planned activities are as follows:

determine which dynamic faults can be expected in advanced DSM CMOS


how do dynamic faults translate in errors in the circuits of the target

system using previous process data & simulation.

investigate DfX insertion solutions and alternative observation options.

investigate means for increasing the resilience of the target system under

dynamic faults thereby increasing the quality required for automotive


implement and evaluate the previous approach of the target system in a

simulation environment

Relation to other projects

The project will run in conjunction with three other related projects in CATRENE, FES and FP7 frameworks on dependability.

What we ask


Candidates should have a M.Sc. degree in preferably Electrical Engineering or Computer Science, with background in one or more of the following areas: digital circuit and SoC design and test, coding algorithms, embedded processors


Candidates should be fluent in English. An interview will be part of the selection procedure.


Candidates should have good hardware skills, but not avoid software solutions.

What we offer

We offer a full-time PhD position in a dynamic and international environment. The duration of the contract is four years. The gross salary will range from € 2.042,00 in the first year to € 2.612,00 per month in the fourth year.

Additionally, the University of Twente provides excellent facilities for professional and personal development. Furthermore, we offer a holiday allowance (amounts to 8%) and an end-of-year bonus of 8.3% (which is approximately an extra month of salary) and a number of additional benefits. The labor agreements are in accordance with the CAO-NU for Dutch universities.

Information and application

Information can be obtained from Hans Kerkhoff, email: You are invited to send your application/motivation letter together with curriculum vitae, a list of publications, a list of courses you have followed (with grades), and the names and addresses of two referees, before September 25th, 2009 by email.

Please refer to the vacancy number 09/177.

Ferry Haris






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