Sponsor: UltraSoC Technologies Ltd
university: University of Southampton
Course: MEng Electronic and Electrical Engineering
What appeals to you about Electronics?
Electronics is, in my eyes, at the cutting edge of technology and is a huge source of innovation. The rapid progression appeals to me as it makes for an exciting and fast-paced industry. Electronic engineers can transform the lives of people all over the world; and when they’re not busy doing that, they can make cool things!
Why I chose UltraSoC
I was looking for a company where I could continue to develop the SystemVerilog I had learnt at university, and the UVM I developed at a previous placement. I saw UltraSoC as an opportunity for me to continue this, I felt that they were an exciting startup doing some interesting work with some of the big players in the industry. I also liked the idea of living in Cambridge, a historic city home to a large number of electronics companies.
My placement and its value
My work placement was split into two sections. The first was to do with data visualisation, using Python and various APIs to generate graphs using regression testing data stored in an SQL database. The Django framework and HTML was used to create webpages for the team’s development portal, where the user could select the data to be plotted and access the graphs. The second section was to do with SystemVerilog and UVM, in the context of verification. I worked on improving test coverage, creating parameterised sequences, making additions to transactions, generating test benches, and running tests.
I am a member of a robotics society, where I’m in a team creating a bespoke 3D printer, and I also manage our university’s Electronics and Computer Science Society through my role as president. I also enjoy running, playing for my department football team, and nights out.