Master Thesis: development of on-line simulation tool for magnetic sensors

Infineon Technologies Austria AG
  • Villach
  • Vollzeit, Diplomarbeit, Dissertation
  • Einsteiger
  • 21.2.2019

Master Thesis: development of on-line simulation tool for magnetic sensors

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We are looking for a student with the willingness to work in a challenging environment within a highly motivated international team. This specific job is suitable for students within technical studies in the field of Electrical Engineering, Physics, Mathmatics or comparable.

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Job description

Infineon offers various online simulation tools to support customers during the design-in phase of our product. Our sensor simulation tools allow the customer to compare products in application conditions. The tools are easy-to-use and will guide the user in identifying the most suitable sensor combined with the best-fit magnet.

Currently the sensor simulation tools are based on analytical formulas, which limit the simulation capability to simple models. For instance we use simplified magnetic field sources like straight conductors for current sensors or simply-shaped permanent magnets for magnetic position sensors.
The main goal of this project is to extend the existing simulation tool portfolio by adding new functionality. Within this work you will investigate different modelling concepts like replacing the analytical calculation backbone by a FEM solver or calculating simulation results via interpolation from pre-defined solutions. This approach will enable the modelling of more complex magnetic field sources and will also allow to consider parasitic effects of ferromagnetic parts in the vicinity of the sensor system.
You will develop and setup 3D FEM models in an open source environment and benchmark your solution against the full-blown solution from the commercial FEM solver ANSYS Maxwell 3D. Additionally you need to derive a concept for integrating the enhanced calculation methodology into the Python simulation framework.
The improved simulation tool will be published on the Infineon website and enables our customers to the next level of simulation and modelling.

Start: 01.12.2018
Employment: Full-time

This position is subject to the collective agreement for workers and employees in the electrical and electronics industry. The salary for this position is 1.825,-- Euro gross p.m. (full- time basis) for Master students.


You are a student at university / university of applied sciences in the area Electrical Engineering, Physics, Mathmatics or comparable and you are best equipped for this task if you are a proactive person. You are best equipped for this task if you have:

  • Very good scripting and programming skills in at least one of the following languages: Python, Matlab, C
  • Knowledge of numerical linear algebra and you are familiar with vector and matrix operations like coordinate transformations, rotation matrices or the like
  • Basic knowledge of Maxwell's equations
  • Analytical thinking & innovative mindset with passion to develop new ideas with added value
  • First experience with FEM modelling tools (e.g. ANSYS Electronics Desktop) as a plus
  • Basic web-design skills as a plus (HTML5, CSS, JavaScript)

Please attach the following documents to your application:

  • CV
  • Motivation letter
  • Certificate of matriculation at a university
  • Transcript of records
  • Bachelor Certificate
  • Copy of your final Matura certificate

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