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Electrical Engineering Internship (non-thesis): Investigate Human Safety functions

Electrical engineering

In a nutshell


Veldhoven, Netherlands


No experience (Student)



Job Category

Electrical engineering


Are you a Master student in Electronics Engineering with a good understanding of FPGA design? Are you interested in working in the industry? Then this graduation project could be interesting for you.

Job Mission

The machines ASML builds require complex integrated logic functions to ensure Human Safety in many different machine operating states. Human Safety functions are currently implemented in dedicated safety PLC’s, whereas typical solutions for machine control at ASML are implemented in FPGA’s. ASML is exploring the possibility of deploying human safety functions on FPGA-based solutions, as this will enable integration of Human Safety functions and regular machine control. This in turn will greatly simplify design, deployment and maintenance of machine control, saving design cost and increasing machine uptime adding value to ASML’s products. Reliability and predictability of Human Safety solutions is of prime concern.

Job Description

The goal of this assignment is to investigate the technical possibilities of an FPGA-based Human Safety function and to develop an FPGA based Human-Safety-function architecture. You will:
• Investigate the available FPGA components and tools in the market that are certified for human safety functions;
• Investigate standards regarding human safety design requirements that apply to ASML machines;
• Explore different design architectures that fulfil the applicable human safety requirements;
• Propose a design architecture that will lead to a generic solution for an FPGA based human safety function.


You are a Master student with a background in Electronic engineering and have knowledge of developing FPGA code.
Experience with SoC FPGA’s and (basic) Linux knowledge is a nice to have. You preferably have (some) experience with programming an embedded system (e.g. Arduino, Raspberry Pi) inC/C++. Additionally, you have good communication skills and a proactive attitude in order to find relevant information from different departments within this organization is required.

This is a Master apprentice assignment with a duration of minimum 4 months, for 4 or 5 days a week. The start date is as soon as possible.

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?

How will you be part of progress?