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Title:  Applications Intern

Company:  Renesas Electronics America Inc.
Country/Region:  US
State:  NC
City:  Durham
Business Unit:  IoT and Infrastructure Business Unit
Office:  Durham
Job Function:  Application Engineering
Job Type:  Temporary

Job Title: 2020 Summer Internship program – Applications Intern 
Reports To: Mgr, Apps Engr


About the team: Renesas Electronics Americas (REA) is a dynamic, multi-cultural tech company where employees can learn, mentor and thrive. REA brings together the strong financial foundation of a multi-billion dollar global operation and the flexibility and velocity of a smaller organization. We are developing technologies for the latest advances in mobile computing, secured connected devices, autonomous driving, smart homes and factories and more. Our solutions are at the heart of products developed by the major innovators around the world. Join us and be part of what’s next in electronics.


This is an opportunity to join a top-notch Battery Charger Applications Engineering Team with Renesas Electronics America’s leading power management product line. As part of one of Renesas’s most prominent Mobility, Infrastructure and IoT Power (MIIP) Business Division, this Engineer will work on next-generation IC products for multiple fast paced consumer power products. 


What we need:
The Applications Engineering team is seeking for an Applications Intern who is technically savvy and is excited about working on cutting edge power solutions for battery charger products. This role will need to understand the structure of existing FW developed by our Japan team, explain the key parameters to the team members and generate proper documentation during the internship. This role will also participate in all application activities and work with team to support internal teams and external customers. Given the wide range of responsibility, we’re looking for someone eager to learn, ready to hit the ground running, and help define what Applications means for Renesas. This opportunity will allow you to open pathways to own a greater level of responsibility in the team and across Renesas. If you like problem-solving, building something from the ground up, and challenging the status quo, we’d like to hear from you. 


What You’ll do 

  • Understand the structure of existing FW and study relevant USB-C/PD specifications
  • Prepare technical documentation (e.g. datasheet, application notes, design guidelines, etc.)
  • Drive system level testing, validation and characterization
  • Support internal teams and external customers (e.g. root cause analysis, simulation, and hands-on debugging, etc.)
  • Participate group discussions or reviews with cross-functional teams
  • Conduct system level simulation with appropriate tools
  • Assist evaluation board design in generating circuit schematic, PCB layout, and BOM files.
  • Generate competitive analysis


Skills You’ll Need 

  • Solid experience in C or embedded programming and basic EE knowledge is required
  • Firmware development skill for microcontrollers with multiple programming languages is required
  • Exposure to both firmware and hardware developing environments
  • Excellent organizational skills, analytical thinking and attention to details
  • Familiar with product characterization equipment such as oscilloscope, power supplies, electronic load, etc.
  • Schematic capture, PCB design tools such as OrCAD or Allegro
  • Analog circuit modeling/simulation tools such as Simplis, Cadence PSpice, etc.
  • Knowledge of DC/DC converter topologies, charge pump converters, LDO’s, linear and switching Li-ion battery chargers, multi-phase regulators is a plus
  • B.S./M.S. in electrical engineering, computer engineering or computer science is preferred


Equal Opportunity Employer: Disability/Veteran

Nearest Major Market: Chico