Optische Freiraumkommunikation

Firmware development and testing for Optical communication transceivers

Master thesis at DLR (German Aerospace Centre), Institute of Communications and Navigation, Digital Networks Section, Optical Communications Group

Short Description

The successful candidate is familiar with embedded design of firmware for FPGA-based systems. This position requires the ability to perform all phases of firmware development, testing and debugging, as well as a basic understanding of hardware design (EE) in and around a microcontroller and/or DSP-based modules. Basic knowledge of the IEEE 802.3 Ethernet Standard and familiarity with ALTERA’s FPGAs are a plus.

  • Tasks & Responsibilities:
  • Architect, design, code, debug, test and document new/existing designs with a major focus on the embedded hardware elements of the design
  • Work to minimize the need for third party development resources bringing into balance in-house vs. outsourced services
  • Collaborate with HW designers on the selection of components for new designs where applicable
  • Develop test procedures and support design of test and design qualification systems
  • Provide documentation of all designs


  • Student of Computer Science/Electrical Engineering – FH/TU
  • Experience in VHDL programming and C++ required
  • Experience with Matlab advantageous
  • Working level in English


6 Months


As soon as possible

Contact Supervisor for more Details!


Julio Ramirez
Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR)
Institut für Kommunikation und Navigation
Tel. +49 8153 28 2308

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