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Internship: The measurement of stack usage

Computer Science & Software Engineering

In a nutshell

Location

Veldhoven, Netherlands

Experience

No experience (Student)

Degree

Bachelor

Job Category

Computer Science & Software Engineering

Introduction

Are you a Bachelor student in Software Engineering with an understanding of microprocessor architectures with an interest in memory allocation or usage in an embedded environment? Then this internship could be interesting for you.

Job Mission

ASML is market leader in high end exposure tools for the chip industry. A sub-function of the exposure tool is ‘stage position measurement’, of which the core functionality is to calculate positions of moving stages from sensor input with nanometer accuracy. The positions are calculated using heavy models on dedicated (hardware) boards, which have a limited stack size. The software runs bare-board, i.e. without any operating system. The models are continuously being improved which of course impacts stack usage. Currently we do not know how much stack is used which caused some hard to debug/diagnose stack overflows in the past. A tool that can measure the stack usage can prevent this from happening again in the future, saving a lot of development time.

Job Description

•Analyze the possible solutions to measure stack usage.
•Select and implement your solution.
•Integrate the tool in our existing automated test environment.
•If possible, define a code strategy to optimize stack usage.

Education

You are a Bachelor student in Software Engineering with an understanding of microprocessor architectures. You have an interest in memory allocation and usage in an embedded environment. You should be proficient in the C programming language. Experience in assembly programming and Python is a nice to have. You can work independently and have strong communication skills. The English language is a must, both written as verbally.

This is a Bachelor internship for 5 days a week with duration of 4 - 5 months.

Please keep in mind that we can only consider students (who are enrolled at a school during the whole internship period) for our internships and graduation assignments.

Other information

What ASML offers
Your internship will be in one of the leading Dutch corporations, gaining valuable experience in a highly dynamic environment. You will receive a monthly internship allowance plus a possible housing or travel allowance. In addition, you’ll get expert, practical guidance and the chance to work in and experience a dynamic, innovative team environment.

ASML: Be part of progress
We make machines that make chips – the hearts of the devices that keep us informed, entertained and safe; that improve our quality of life and help to tackle the world’s toughest problems.

We build some of the most amazing machines that you will ever see, and the software to run them. Never satisfied, we measure our performance in units that begin with pico or nano.

We believe we can always do better. We believe the winning idea can come from anyone. We love what we do – not because it’s easy, but because it’s hard.

Students: Getting ready for real-world R&D
Pushing technology further is teamwork, and our R&D team is more than 5,500 people strong, with major sites on three continents. Dozens of diverse, interdisciplinary teams work in parallel to meet a challenging development schedule.

In such an environment, your colleagues may be sitting next door, or they could be thousands of kilometers away in a different country, or even working for a different company.

An internship at ASML is your opportunity to get to know this world of industrial-strength R&D and get a feel for that excites you most. Will you design a part of the machine, or make sure it gets built to the tightest possible specifications? Will you write software that drives the system to its best performance, or work side-by-side with the engineers of our customers in a fab, optimizing a system to the requirements of the customer?

How will you be part of progress?