2022 Summer Internship - Platform Tools FPGA

About SiFive

As the pioneers who introduced RISC-V to the world, SiFive is transforming the future of compute by bringing the limitless potential of RISC-V to the highest performance and most data-intensive applications in the world. SiFive’s unrivaled compute platforms have enabled leading technology companies around the world to innovate, optimize, and deliver the most advanced solutions of tomorrow across every market segment of chip design, including artificial intelligence, machine learning, automotive, datacenter, mobile, and consumer. With SiFive, the future of RISC-V has no limits.

What You Will Work On: 
As an Intern on the Platform Tools FPGA Team, you will work on a project to develop a new build flow to enable RISC-V hardware integration with SiFive processors on Xilinx FPGA bitstreams through Vivado. This will be leveraged to improve end-user experience as well as internal development of hardware validation infrastructure.

What You Will Learn: 

  • You will learn how to architect end-to-end build flows for FPGAs with RISC-V processors for the purposes of hardware validation, software development and verification
  • You will apply what you know while learning about SoC Architectures, RISC-V Processors, and considerations involved in FPGA mappings of these
  • You will learn to work together with a small agile team, and will learn how to contribute to large codebases


  • Pursuing a Bachelor’s, Master’s or PhD in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or a similar discipline.
  • Experience using Xilinx Vivado and FPGAs
  • Experience with tcl scripting (or with other scripting languages, but willing to learn tcl)
  • Basic understanding of RTL design and Computer Architecture
  • Familiarity or academic experience with Object Oriented Programming is a plus.

SiFive is proud to be an equal employment opportunity workplace. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

If you yearn to be challenged and wish to work in an environment where the boundaries of your creativity and skills will be tested, then SiFive is the place for you!

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