Internship - Interrupt controller for RISC-V - 6 months - Paris, France






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Project Description

Interrupts are a key feature of the CPU environment. It allows peripherals to signal an event to the CPU (such as an incoming communication or a completed ADC conversion) and permits the system to quickly react in an adapted way using an Interrupt Service Routine (ISR).

The interrupt handling is managed by an interrupt controller that provides advanced features to configure the different interruptions dynamically. It allows the system to mask interrupts, to prioritize them, to privilege them and more.
A basic interrupt controller has been developed internally for our RISC-V CPU but some features are missing and the interface with the CPU has to be improved. More integration verification has to be performed too.

During this internship you will have the opportunity to gather knowledge on CPU real-time processing and Interrupt controller architectures, use GCC and Cadence tools for linting, code coverage,  simulation and formal verification.


Expected results

  • A SystemVerilog design database of the interrupt controller
  • A set of SystemVerilog self-testable test cases fully covering the design
  • A formal proof of the correct behavior of the interrupt controller.

Your profile

  • Master 2
  • Basic knowledge of CPU architectures

  • Basic knowledge of VHDL and/or Verilog

We offer

Joining Melexis for your internship is the opportunity to build up your know-how in a high-tech, international and dynamic company, benefit from the experience and training of our experts and enjoy the welcoming and friendly atmosphere of our Paris office team which is specialized in Digital Design and counts 20 employees.

Facts and Figures

  • Working Hours per Week


  • Business Travel Required

    Yes, according to position accountabilities

  • Work Permit Required


  • Working in Shift Required