30+ days ago - req12455

Internship: Designing a monitoring analysis and debugging tool for a serial communications link

Research & development

Electrical engineering

In a nutshell


Veldhoven, Netherlands


Research & development


No experience (Student)



Job Category

Electrical engineering


Are you aBachelor graduation or Master apprentice student in (Digital) Electronics? With an affinity for embedded processors and C, Python and/or MATLAB? Than this assignment could be interesting for you.

Job Mission

The Laser Light Generation and Positioning department creates solutions for measurement and control of high power laser systems in our EUV source. Within this department, two new high speed data acquisition boards are being developed. These boards are connected to a control system using a dedicated (custom) serial link. In order to successfully deploy these boards and add protocol extensions to the serial link, a tool is needed to monitor and analyze link traffic.

Job Description

In this assignment you will:
1.Create (VHDL) firmware for a packet sniffer using an Intel Arria-10 FPGA. Packet data to be stored in on-board DDR-4 memory (hardware is available);
2.Create C code for an embedded processor on the same FPGA to control this packet sniffer;
3.Create C code for an embedded processor on the same FPGA to act as a replacement for certain functions of the controlling system in the original setup;
4.Create a Python or MATLAB PC based application to retrieve the data from the packet sniffer and perform a basic analysis of the captured data;
5.Create a KT user manual for use of the developed packet sniffer.

Your work will be used to integrate, analyze and debug existing systems and will also be used to verify correct implementation of new protocol extensions.


You are a Bachelor graduation or Master apprentice student in (Digital) Electronics, with an affinity for embedded processors and C, Python and/or MATLAB. You have a background with FPGA. Furthermore, you enjoy working in an international team in a highly dynamic environment. The English language is required, both written and verbally.

This is an apprentice or graduation internship for 5 days a week with duration of a minimum 4 months. The preferred start date will be a.s.a.p.

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 of 500 euro (maximum), 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?

Note**: This position requires access to U.S. controlled technology, as defined in the United States Export Administration Regulations. Qualified candidates must be legally authorized to access such U.S. controlled technology prior to beginning work. Business demands may require ASML to proceed with applicants who are immediately eligible to access U.S. controlled technology.”

How will you be part of progress?