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Freescale Semiconductor Design engineer interview

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SabaFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at BIT Mesra for Design engineer role at Freescale Semiconductor
Interview Process
Test Technical Interview HR Interview
Round 1

Test

Duration
1 hr 45 min Minutes
No. of Questions
12 questions
Test Sections
  • Section 1: Technical Section(Written Round)
Interview Experience
Questions were from Digital Electronics,Microprocessors and some from CMOS.
50% Digital Electronics.
1 X Output waveform drawing from circuit of FFs & gates
1 X Realize inverter from given two blocks
1 X CMOS implementation of gates
1 X Realize digital circuit for given waveform
1 X MIPS & Pipelining
1 X Processors power Dissipation calculation
1 X Small Signal analysis of CMOS
1 X Compare two given buffers circuits(CMOS)
1 X Transfer function calculation(Control Theory)
1 X Counter using JK FF
1 X Sequence Detector
Interview Tips
Study digital electronics very well.
Round 2

Technical Interview

Interview Experience
Indroduction
Projects & Internship
Discussions in DEPTH on:
Pipelining
STA
MIPS
Memory(flash memory,DRAM,SRAM)
CACHE Memory
DMA
Digital circuit realization for given waveform
XOR Gate using 2:1 MUX
Interview Tips
Prepare Digital electronics and Microprocessors very well.Sta is very important.Panel will go deep into the topics to check ur technical knowledge.
TIPS: Be confident and your opinion should be strong.Stand by what you say.Do not get confused.And when panel asks to solve any digital circuits, speak loud what is in your mind and what approach you are using.Be honest.
Round 3

HR Interview

Interview Experience
Family Background
Why Freescale
Skills

Skills Tested

  • Static Timing Analysis (STA)
  • Memory
  • CMOS Circuits
  • Microprocessor
  • Digital Circuits
Resources

Preparation materials

Books
  • Gaonkar,
  • C H Roth,
  • Digital Circuits (Morris Mano),
  • Microelectronic Circuits By Sedra And Smith,
Motivation for applying
I had interest in core electronics
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Freescale Semiconductor Design engineer interview

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AnonymousFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus for Design engineer role at Freescale Semiconductor
Interview Process
Test Technical Interview HR Interview
Round 1

Test

Duration
1hr 15 min Minutes
No. of Questions
12 questions
Test Sections
  • Section 1: Subjective paper
Interview Experience
Questions were from digital Electronics which included realization of counters using JK FF,Sequence detector,Boolean expression reduction,One shot and drawing waveforms of some digital circuits.Questions were also their from pipelinig,finding out MIPS,power consumption of two processors,Small signal analysis of MOSFETs,Buffer using CMOS ,finding out the type of filter given block diagram(control theory).Questions were easy and required step by step realization.
Interview Tips
Prepare digital Electronics very well as it has 50% weightage in paper. Pipelinig is important. Some basics concepts of CMOS is very necessary.
Round 2

Technical Interview

Interview Experience
First they asked to introduce yourself.
Then they asked about projects & Internship.
STA,EEPROM,EPROM,DRAM,SRAM,CACHE Memory,Pipelining,DMA was asked in depth.
Difference between clock skew and Jitter.
Asked whether I know any Hardware Languages.
XOR gate using 2:1 MUX.
Gave a waveform,had to realize using DFF and considering the delay.
Interview Tips
Study STA very well.
Questions will be asked in depth from any topic.
Round 3

HR Interview

Interview Experience
Family Background
Why NXP
Hobbies
Skills

Skills Tested

  • Analog Electronics
  • Microprocessor
  • Vlsi Basics
  • Digital Circuits
Skill Tips
Study Digital Electronics very well
Resources

Preparation materials

Books
  • Digital Circuits (charles Roth),
  • Microprocessors & Microcontrollers,
  • sedr,
  • Digital Circuits (Morris Mano),
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Freescale Semiconductor Design engineer interview

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Shruti SahFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at BIT Mesra for Design engineer role at Freescale Semiconductor
Interview Process
Test Technical Interview HR Interview
Round 1

Test

No. of Questions
15 questions
Test Sections
  • Section 1: 2 x OPAMP Wave Generation
  • Section 2: 2 x Timing Analysis of Flip Flops and Combinational Circuits
  • Section 3: 2 x Probability of switching and Power generation
  • Section 4: 1 x CMOS gates
  • Section 5: 1 x Counter
  • Section 6: 1 x Multiplexer
  • Section 7: 1 x RC Integrator
  • Section 8: 1 x Cache memory
  • Section 9: 1 X FSM and state diagrams
  • Section 10: 1 x Thevnin theorem
  • Section 11: 1 x Karnaugh Map
Round 2

Technical Interview

Interview Experience
Panel discussed questions attempted incorrectly or not attempted. Topics asked separately: RAM, MOSFET, Memory, Interrupts, FIFO etc.Few puzzles were also asked.
Round 3

HR Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Why are you interested in freescale ?
  • Question 2: Hobbies, family background etc. and future plans.
Resources

Preparation materials

Books
  • Fundamentals of Logic Design - C.H. Roth,
  • Digital Circuits and Design 4th Edition S Salivahanan,
  • Electronic Devices and Circuits - J.B Gupta,
  • Digital Computer Electronics u2013 A Malvino,
  • Modern Digital Electronics 4 Edition R.P Jain,
  • Electronic Devices and Circuit Theory - Louis Nashelsky,
  • Robert L. Boylestad,
General Tips
Topics that should be covered: Digital Electronics, Microprocessors, Basic Electronics, K Map and FSM questions.
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Freescale Semiconductor Design engineer interview

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Ravi MangalFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Roorkee for Design engineer role at Freescale Semiconductor
Interview Process
Test Technical Interview HR Interview
Round 1

Test

Test Sections
    Interview Experience
    Test was subjective and questions were asked from basic analog, digital design, VHDL and VLSI circuits.
    Round 2

    Technical Interview

    Interview Experience
    Had 3 technical interviews each around 25 minutes. They asked me about my summer internship and
    questions from microcontroller architecture and its interfacing. Then they asked me the questions
    from those problems which I didn't attempt in the written test.
    Interview Tips
    For electrical students, it might be a bit challenging. I took an elective on Microcontroller in 7th sem which
    helped me a lot during the interview. You might want to brush up your concepts of 8085, digital, OPAMPs
    and analog
    Round 3

    HR Interview

    Interview Experience
    My family background and my future goals were asked. They asked me about
    my internship project and wanted to know what I learnt during the internship. Then I asked a few questions
    from them about the company work culture and growth opportunities
    Skills

    Skills Tested

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      Freescale Semiconductor interview

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      PulkitFresherSelected
      Application
      I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Bombay for Freescale Semiconductor
      Interview Process
      Resume Shortlist Test Technical Interview
      Round 1

      Resume Shortlist

      Interview Experience
      Copied the format from a senior. Got it proofread from friends. It is always better to attend these talks. Sometimes, some interviwers ask questions based on ppt. Also company expects that those interested in the profile of the company will attend its ppt.
      Round 2

      Test

      Test Sections
        Interview Experience
        Test and Interview based on the questions and answers you gave in the test. 8 were shortlisted at test, and finally 2 were recruited.
        Round 3

        Technical Interview

        Interview Experience
        Interview was mostly technical. It was from courses covered in analog/digital courses.
        Skills

        Skills Tested

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          Freescale Semiconductor Design Engineer profile interview questions

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          • Question 1: Basic electronics question - FSM, STA related - asked on Sep, 2012 in New Delhi
          • Question 1: written test There were 15 questions of subjective type and the time given was 90 minutes. The questions were mostly from Digital Electronics and VLSI. Questions related to waveform drawing (o/p of FF and latch), set up & hold time violation, realizing an expression from CMOS, performance of NMOS and PMOS (inability of PMOS to pass strong level zero, threshold loss etc.), static and dynamic power dissipation in ckts, sequence\u2026 - asked on Sep, 2015 in New Delhi
          • Question 1: Setup-hold questions - asked on Jan, 2011 in Chandigarh
          • Question 1: Reverse n-mos and p-mos in a c-mos and analyze the circuit? - asked on Oct, 2015 in Ahmedabad
          • Question 1: Questions were not very hard at all. They were just sticking to basics. But they were more concern about my LOW percentages. - asked on Oct, 2014 in New Delhi
          • Question 1: They asked me to design the machine that delivers a toy when a coin is inserted. - asked on Aug, 2014 in

          Freescale Semiconductor Staff Software Engineer profile interview questions

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          • Question 1: As I was pursuing BTECH . They mostly tried to see what I learnt in my projects and At last asked me straight forward questions related to the domain from which interviewer was.For me It was verif domain. SO he asked me about test bench developement and all. - asked in Noida
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