30+ days ago - req17158

Internship: Investigate robust fast communication interfaces for future ASML products

Electrical engineering

In a nutshell


Veldhoven, Netherlands


No experience (Student)



Job Category

Electrical engineering


Are you an Electrical Engineering student looking for an internship where you can work on a demo-set up and work on the newest standards? Then this internship could be interesting for you.

Job Mission

In the Imaging Electronics group for EUV we develop, together with our partners, the electronics that are necessary to drive the EUV product roadmap.

One of the challenges is fast and robust communication interfaces between control racks positioned outside and modules inside vacuum such as sensors, actuators and control electronics. This is getting more and challenging due to the use of proprietary technologies versus the increased complexity of machines (e.g. size and cable lengths), the amounts of data for control and diagnostics.

Job Description

•Investigate the needs based on the ASML roadmap
•Make an overview of the current electrical interfaces being used (e.g. RS485 based) to identify the bottlenecks, issues andopportunities.
• Investigate alternatives, based on industry standards, specially single pair ethernet (IEC 63171-6. ISO/IEC 11801-X, TIA42.X, IEEE 802.3), solutions from the automotive industry (e.g. 100BASE‑T1), proprietary real-time ASML solutions basedon ethernet (PTP) and optical connections.
• Usual communication interfaces in ASML are point-to-point connections resulting in many cables. Specially for ethernetbased standards, it can be beneficial to have switches downstream. Part of the assignment is also to investigate network t opologies.
• Make a proposal based on capabilities, industry acceptance and costs.
• Build a demonstrator and proof its feasibility and robustness for ASML scanners.


You are a Bachelor graduation or a first year Master student in Electronical Engineering with a strong background in Control Technology, Networking and Digital Electronics. You are curiosity driven, pro-active and can work independently. The English language is required, both written and verbally.

This is a Bachelor graduation or a Master apprentice internship for 5 days a week with duration of minimum 4 months. The start date is in September 2020.

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?