Category: Internship jobs (E)
Education Level: Bsc / MSc
Prodrive technologies is a developer and manufacturer of world-class electronics. It comprises over 750 employees and is one of the fastest growing companies in Europe.
Our organization is based on two groups: Development and Operations. The Development department is oriented at developing first-rate electronic, mechanic and software solutions. The operations department is responsible for production, assembly, testing and life-cycle management of electronic products and systems in the range of 1 to more than a million pieces per year.
Currently, several cameras are designed and produced by Prodrive for a variety of customers. The customers range from traffic enforcement camera’s to intelligent lighting solutions. One of the cameras is a high-end IP camera for the safety and security market featuring 20 Megapixel at 30 frames per second. Such designs challenge available technology to offer enough bandwidth and computing power while being constrained by form factor, thermal footprint and product costs.
The next generation cameras will supersede the current generation in a number of ways which require investigation on both system level as well as understanding low-level details. A minimum subset of features is defined for example 4K and 30Hz imaging. Furthermore light sensitivity (image quality) is one of the key parameters for our cameras.
The student will investigate the literature and available camera designs for a new system architectural proposal including their advantages and disadvantages. The architecture requires requirement analysis (partly open for investigation) and results into an architecture for both hardware as well as software/firmware. For the system proposal it is required to investigate technology available at suppliers (e.g. sensors, FPGAs DSPs, SoCs). With the acquired knowledge, a suitable architecture (or options) is designed and analysed given the constraints of the customer requirements. The proposed architecture is evaluated for performance (e.g. frames per seconds, sensitivity, compression and image enhancement capabilities).
There are few companies in the world of technology which stand out. As a matter of fact, Prodrive Technologies is one of them. Our company was founded in 1993 by technical professionals from the Eindhoven University of Technology. Since then every year has shown a steep growth rate due to a very successful business concept. Currently the total Prodrive Technologies organization consists of 700 employees (575 FTE), highly skilled and highly motivated and focused on results.
Our organization is based on two main groups, Development and Operations. Development works mainly on a project basis and is responsible for the development of electronic, mechanical and software solutions. For each project a project team with the right skills and knowledge is composed. Operations takes care of the production, assembly, testing and life cycle management of electronic products and systems in a range of 1 to 50.000 per year. The Development and Operations groups are support by a Sales department and a small Organization Support Group.
Prodrive Technologies is located in Son (near Eindhoven) in one of the leading technological regions of Western Europe. It has a solid financial basis, which is the result of good profitability and efficiency in the past years. Despite continuous growth and high investment levels, our company is able to guarantee continuity and commitment to our customers as well as to our employees.