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SOC Debug and Diagnostics Engineer

San Jose, CA
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Job Title: SOC Debug and Diagnostics Engineer 154664

Primary Location United States-California-San Jose
Job: Operations Engineering
Schedule: Full-time
Xilinx is the leading provider of All Programmable FPGAs, SoCs, MPSoCs and 3DICs. Xilinx's all-programmable devices are designed into tens of thousands of products that improve the quality of the everyday lives of billions of people worldwide. For over 30 years, Xilinx has been behind some of the greatest advancements in technology and science - from the industry's first fabless semiconductor model to the NASA Curiosity Mars Rover, to today's autonomous vehicles and hyperscale data centers. Xilinx uniquely enables applications that are both software-defined, yet hardware optimized - enabling smart, connected and differentiated applications across technology's biggest megatrends, including Machine Learning, 5G Wireless, Embedded Vision, Industrial IoT and Cloud Computing and more.

If you are a passionate, innovative and an out-of-the-box thinker that enjoys challenging projects, Xilinx is the right place for you. Our global team is growing and we are looking for bold, collaborative, and creative people to help deliver groundbreaking technologies that enable our customers to differentiate. Come do your best work and live your best life through collaboration, wellness and giving back to your community as a member of the ONEXILINX team.


Job Description:

The successful applicant will work as part of the Product Verification team with the responsibility for SOC debug and diagnostics.  Candidate will perform device level and system level verification, validation and debug, both in simulation, emulation and in post-Silicon for next generation Xilinx Zynq MPSOC. In addition, the candidate will be required to work with cross functional teams such as design, verification and scan test in order to develop and maintain debug procedures, verification components / environments, evaluation cards and test plans that facilitate timely SOC failure root causing and functional test coverage goal closure.


The candidate needs to have good follow-through and show a commitment to quality. Opportunities to define and implement debug tools, test methodologies and strategies for SOC debug and diagnostics.



  • Understand specified functionality of SOC debug and diagnostics components such as CoreSight IPs and Arteris probe to develop and verify the debug procedures that facilitate timely SOC failure root causing with scan dump and packet transaction tracing
  • Assist in bring-up and test activities for post-silicon validation
  • Participate in processor/cache related hardware and software debug work
  • Maintain and document a library of SOC debug and diagnostics components/tools/evaluation card targeting ARM processors and Xilinx MicroBlaze



  • MS in Electrical Engineering/Computer Science
  •  With about 5 years of related experience in debugging SOC low level software and hardware issues
  • Familiar with ARM A72/R5 embedded debug logic and CoreSight ELA
  • Strong C low level programming and scripting languages (Perl/TCL/Python)
  • Familiar with Verilog/System Verilog to understand the specified hardware functionality
  • Be competent to carry out the simulation related work such as testbench setup and debug based on waveform
  • Strong analytic, communication and teamwork skills


Preferred Qualifications:

  • ARM SOC pre-silicon simulation and post-silicon validation experience related to CoreSight and Arteris probe
  • Familiar with ARM CoreSight family of products related to debug and trace including APB and ATB busses, cross-triggers (CTIs), funnels, embedded trace routers (ETRs) and system trace macrocell (STM)
  • Experience with debugging processor and cache related issues
  • Familiar with using scan dump to debug functional failure
  • Familiar with ARM processor architecture and Xilinx MicroBlaze
  • FPGA experience such as connecting AXI BRAM controllers to Zynq PS IP using Xilinx Vivado
  • Experience with embedded software development and debug tools, including compilers, source control systems, emulators, UART, JTAG and serial debuggers

Job Posting: Jan 11, 2018, 4:49:46 PM

Xilinx is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Applicants and employees are treated throughout the employment process without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, gender Identity or sexual orientation. The self-identification information requested is not gathered for employment decisions. It is used only for compliance with US Federal laws. Your responses are strictly voluntary, and any information provided will remain confidential. If you choose not to "self-identify", you will not be subject to any adverse treatment.


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