Internship - Analog front-end electronics for metal thickness gauging

ABB Corporate Research, in close collaboration with varied ABB business areas, is developing the
foundations for the next generation of ABB products. We would like to give a highly-motivated student
the opportunity to complete a six-month internship in the area of analog circuit design. You will be
part of the Integrated Sensor Systems group, joining a team of electrical engineers and data
scientists.
ABB’s millmate thickness gauging system is based on pulsed eddy current technology, which uses
magnetic fields for measuring metal sheet thickness in industrial environments. The interaction
between an applied magnetic field and the electrically conductive strip indicates the thickness -
without influence from material composition or conditions at the measuring interface. During your
internship, you will be working on the analog front-end for the next generation millmate thicknes
gauge. More precisely, you will be looking at ways to increase the speed and lower the noise of the
present electronics in order to enable the new product to measure thinner strips with higher accuracy.

Tasks
- Get familiar with the operating principle of ABB’s millmate thickness gauge as well as the present analog front-end
electronics
- Propose, design, develop, and test the new front-end electronics. The main requirements are larger bandwidth and
lower noise compared to the present design
- Test the newly developed electronics in conjunction with the primary sensor

Requirements

- Master student in Electrical Engineering or related field; official enrollment essential
- Solid understanding of analog electronics and physics
- Ability to perform SPICE simulations, set up experiments, and carry out measurements
- Fluent command of English, both written and spoken
Application Details:
- Non-EU/EFTA citizens, please note that a certificate from your university, showing that an internship is a mandatory part
of studies, is required for the visa application (please submit together with the application)

Additional information

ABB is able to offer you an interesting role within a highly motivated team, together with open communication structures.
On the basis of a personal, practice-oriented introduction program, you will be given the opportunity to acquire the
confidence needed to work independently as well as be a constructive member of an inclusive team within your assigned
area. ABB is also able to provide a wealth of opportunity for personal development once you have completed your
introduction period, the aim being to assist you in attaining your career goals. Personalized development programs with
targeted training measures will help you to enhance your skills on a continuous basis.
Interested in joining our team? If so, we look forward to receiving your full application (motivation letter, CV, references)
only via our online careers tool. A better world begins with you at www.abb.com/careers
ABB Switzerland Ltd.
Vera Keller
Talent Partner
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