Location: Sophia-Antipolis, France

Job type: Internship

Experience: Student

SILICON MOBILITY SAS (numbered 815 085 659 000 28 RCS Grasse)

Head office : Les Aqueducs – Bât 2 – 535, route des Lucioles – 06560 Valbonne Sophia-Antipolis
The Automotive industry is living a revolution. Electrification, autonomous driving, diverse mobility, connectivity are trends that are drastically changing the industry’s rules. Among all decisive topics revolutionizing cars in the next future, Silicon Mobility is committed to supporting the rapid advent of electric and hybrid cars.
Silicon Mobility is a technology leader for cleaner, safer and smarter mobility. The company designs, develops and sells flexible, real-time, safe and open semiconductor solutions for the automotive industry used to increase energy efficiency and reduce pollutant emissions while keeping passengers safe.
We are looking for a good candidate to join our R&D team working in Sophia-Antipolis on the French Riviera.

Please contact us: internship2022@silicon-mobility.com ref. SM-STA003-2022


Role & Missions

Silicon Mobility is developing its next generation of OLEA FPCU. Our control chip embeds ARM processors and HW resources dedicated to automotive real-time control applications with safety, security, and communication features.
The candidate’s responsibility consists of defining, developing, and testing several device drivers within the low-level driver layer (memory controllers, clock manager, watchdog, SPI, CAN, USART, etc…). These embedded software modules offer services needed to run the functional part of the upper software layer (system/application).

This project will be divided in 3 main phases:

• Analyse and understand the OLEA® FPCU and its components.
• Driver development and test methodology.
• Understand the development environment.

Driver test (This step will help the intern to gain system on chip experience before the driver development):
• Define and write the tests scenarios (C code).
• Tests execution and debug RTL simulation on the hardware target.
• The intern will gain System on Chip knowledge, debug, and embedded C coding capacities.

Driver development:
• Study and understand the module functionalities (communication, dedicated features, and safety modules).
• Define the software requirements, the driver architecture and refine it into a more precise description of the functions to be developed.
• Code implementation in embedded C.


Required Skills and Experience



  • Last year of Masters (BAC+5 or equivalent)


We are looking for a candidate with strong knowledge of embedded systems and embedded C programming.
RTL simulation and FPGA prototyping skills will be also an advantage.
Good skills in Hardware design for the embedded system will be also appreciated.
The candidate must be autonomous and rigorous with a good team spirit and a good English level.