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Title:  Sensor Signal Processing Algorithm Intern

Company:  Renesas Electronics America Inc.
Country/Region:  US
State:  AZ
City:  Tempe
Business Unit:  IoT and Infrastructure Business Unit
Office:  Tempe
Job Function:  N/A
Job Type:  Temporary

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.


The Renesas IoT and Infrastructure Business Unit (IIBU) has a very broad range of innovative semiconductor solutions addressing 5G, Cloud Computing, Smart Factory/Home, consumer and industrial applications. The IIBU group is looking for a high energy, analytical, and self-driven intern to support sensor signal processing algorithm development for IIBU's various sensor products and their system demonstration/evaluation kits.



The sensor development group in IIBU is responsible for developing and productizing of multiple sensors, including thermopile sensors, gas sensors, flow sensors, pressure sensors, etc., for applications ranging from consumer, communication, home appliance to industry, agriculture, science and defense.  The team develops or co-develops the sensors (typically MEMS based), silicon-based sensor signal conditioners, sensor signal processors and the calibration/compensation/processing/conversion algorithms. The sensor signal processing algorithm intern will be responsible for developing various algorithms for calibrating, processing and converting single thermopile sensor or thermopile sensor array signals for various system applications.


Key responsibilities:

  • Understand the theory and practice of how a temperature sensor / thermopile sensor works and the key composition of a thermopile sensor technology-based detector, e.g., remote temperature sensing
  • Understand various applications of thermopile sensor and sensor array and underlining principles behind them
  • Develop algorithms targeting certain thermopile sensors or sensor arrays and sensor signal conditioners for applications including but not limited to remote temperature measurement, gas analysis and occupancy detection
  • Closely work with system architect, application engineer and firmware engineer to implement the algorithms and support bring up, debug, evaluation of thermopile sensor products and system application demo kits
  • Author research summary reports on thermopile sensor technologies and consolidate detailed documentations to support algorithm implementation, including key innovations, gating problem solutions and open items



  • Pursuing Bachelor’s or Master’s in Electrical Engineering or Applied Physics
  • Strong analytical mind and being able to do independent research work and convert the results into algorithms and implementation and verify them in real electronic systems
  • Prior experience in semiconductor industry or work with electronic system is critical
  • Ability to perform basic lab test and measurement on electronic systems and familiarity with basic lab equipment is important
  • Programming in C/C++ or other languages/tools for algorithm development is required
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with system architects, application/hardware engineers and firmware engineers


Helpful, But Not Required:

  • Experience in Windows software development and/or ARM based MCU firmware development 


Equal Opportunity Employer: Disability/Veteran