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National Instruments (NI) is a pioneer in the field of technologies of measurement and automation technology and equips engineers and scientists with systems that accelerate productivity, innovation, and discovery. NI Dresden is the R&D Center in the field of wireless communications, with a special focus on development of software and hardware that is used both, for testing and for measurement of 5G communications systems.
In other words: NI Dresden is actively shaping the future of wireless communication.

From September 2020, our team in Dresden is looking for an


Intern: RF Hardware System and Component Measurement and Characterization (m/f/x)



Ever-evolving key technologies in the field of FPGAs like the Xilinx RFSoC and new RF integrated chips like the Analog Devices ADMV1017 enable NI to build system capabilities to go higher, further and faster. We are going to characterize them in order to address the upcoming challenges in the field of wireless communications! 


Your Tasks

During this internship, the NI test platform shall be used to characterize new systems and components, utilizing new and innovate measurement techniques. Specifically, this means:

  • Measurement setup on NI PXI Platform incl. integration of the devices under test (DUTs)
  • Development of LabVIEW driver for the DUTs
  • Conducting RF measurements and evaluation of results
  • Measurement automation in LabVIEW and/or Open Source (UHD, GNU Radio, …)


Your Qualifications

  • Student of electrical engineering or similar with focus on hardware
  • Basic theoretical knowledge or practical experience in either of these fields:
    • RF
    • HDL (VHDL preferred)
    • Measurement
    • Graphical programming (LabVIEW, MATLAB Simulink…)
  • An internship / industrial placement is required for your studies (it is compulsory / mandatory), and you have 6 months for it


Practical expertise imparted

  • Opportunity to work with the latest measuring equipment
  • Hands-on LabVIEW experience


Your Benefits 

  • Challenging and practice-oriented tasks
  • Structured onboarding program
  • Dedicated support by professional mentors
  • Fair compensation
  • Pleasant working atmosphere
  • Flexible working hours
  • Free drinks, fruits and vegetables
  • Numerous employee events

Please submit following supporting documents along with your application: short motivation letter, CV, compulsory internship certificate (from your university internship or examination office), transcripts of records from your studies, if available: letters of recommendation.


Combine theory with practice and become part of our international NI family!


Only your qualifications decide about your suitability. Talents are invited no matter what race, skin color, religion, gender, sexual identity, nationality, severe disability or age.

Electrical Engineering, RF, Hardware, FPGA, LABVIEW, MATLAB, Englisch, Wireless, MINTsax.de, Empfehlungsbund