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FPGA & Hardware development Engineer

Barco designs technology

that makes everyday life a little better. Seeing beyond the image, we develop sight, sound, and sharing solutions to help you work together, share insights, and wow audiences. Our focus is on three core markets: Enterprise (from meeting and control rooms to corporate spaces), Healthcare (from the radiology department to the operating room), and Entertainment (from movie theaters to live events and attractions). Our solutions make a visible impact, allowing people to enjoy compelling entertainment experiences; to foster knowledge sharing and smart decision-making in organizations and to help hospitals provide their patients with the best possible healthcare. Headquartered in Kortrijk (Belgium), Barco realized sales of 804 million euro in 2021 and has a global team of 3,000+ employees, whose passion for technology is captured in +500 granted patents.

At Barco IX (Immersive eXperiences), we shape immersive experiences together by embracing the creative power of technology. With a heart for technology and a spirit for creativity we break through the limits of what’s possible. We enable what has never been done before to immerse our audiences in experiences they will never forget. The markets our immersive experience technologies are used in range from live events, over theme parks and museums to flight simulators. Our Immersive Experiences R&D organization focusses on developing projection and image processing technology to make these immersive experiences come to life for our customers all over the world.

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Barco is looking for a FPGA & Hardware Development Engineer for the Immersive eXperiences Business unit.

From inspiring people at the Gent Light Festival, through bringing digital art to galleries and museums worldwide, to providing visuals at world’s leading concert stages, your work will make it happen!

You will be responsible for designing the beating heart of our projectors. Your will deal with a variety of tasks, ranging from developing image processing functionality and control design processes for our digital projectors, over prototyping new products, to hardware design tasks (selecting the appropriate components, schematic entry, follow-up of board lay-out, ...) and complex VHDL design plus verification through lifetime maintenance.

Your key responsibilities:  

  • Participate in the development of FPGA firmware for our projectors image processing functionality
  • Develop detailed firmware designs from concept through implementation and verification
  • Implementation, configuration and verification of vendor IP-cores, especially related to different input standards - eg. HDMI, SDI, DP
  • Participate in design reviews
  • Schematic capture: follow-up and/or execution of complex hardware designs.
  • PCB lay-out: follow-up of complex boards (memory-interfaces, HSSI, ....)
  • Maintain a close relationship with the software engineers
  • Define test procedures for series production
  • Provide lifecycle support
  • Provide estimates on effort, cost and lead times.
  • Contribute to weekly project meetings
  • We are looking for a Barco colleague who:  

  • Holds a master's degree in computer science or electronics engineering
  • Can work in a team and autonomously
  • Ability to analyse and solve complex system level problems
  • Strong desire to learn and adapt to new technologies and challenges
  • Has experience with complex FPGA designs using Intel and/or Xilinx parts and toolchains 
  • Has experience with standard and custom high-speed serial interfaces
  • Has knowledge on IP-cores for standard video interfaces - HDMI, DP, SDI, ...
  • Has knowledge of verification technologies and tools
  • Has familiarity with hands-on debugging tools and technics
  • Has knowledge of digital signal processing
  • Has excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Familiarity with embedded system development is a plus
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