FPGA based noise generation with selective noise bandwidths

Vacancies 06 July 2018

At Saab, we constantly look ahead and push boundaries for what is considered technically possible. We collaborate with colleagues around the world who all share our challenge – to make the world a safer place.

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Malin Hillerström , Recruiting Manager +46 8 58083794
Rikard Norberg +46 8 580 322 44
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What you will be a part of

Surveillance provides efficient solutions for safety and security, for surveillance and decision support, and for threat detection and protection. The portfolio covers airborne, ground-based and naval radar, electronic warfare, combat systems and C4I solutions, and traffic management systems.

Our business area is growing rapidly and have several parallel projects running where there is a great potential for own development and possibility to change the assignment.

Your role


The proposed thesis project aims to investigate efficient hardware realization of an arbitrary noise generator and to show how quantization effects will impact the generated noise.  

You will be located at SAAB Surveillance (Järfälla), which will provide supervision concerning the development and provide necessary software tools.


The main objective for the thesis work is to generate noise bandwidths that have sharp roll-off with neglectable spuriousness and side lobes given phase and bit-width quantization effects. Different random number generators needs to be explored and presented with their benefits and drawbacks. The noise shall execute in hardware (FPGA), implemented with VHDL and validated with lab equipment such a spectrum analyser.

Your skills and experience

We believe that you are a motivated student with a strong interest in realisation of algorithms in hardware (FPGA). Furthermore, VHDL and practical lab equipment skills are essential. In addition you are fluent in spoken and written Swedish.

This position includes access to classified information, therefore you are required to conduct a security screening in accordance with the Protective Security Act and be approved for security clearance by the authority.


Saab is a global defence and security company operating in the fields of air, land and naval defence, civil security and commercial aeronautics. We number 15,500 employees and have operations on all continents. Technologically we are leaders in many areas, and one-fifth of our earnings are spent on research and development.

Saab is also a company with opportunities. A company where we see diversity as an asset and where you have both considerable responsibility and good opportunities for advancing in your career. But also a company that respects each person’s needs for a rewarding life beyond work.

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