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I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Altera in February 2012.

Interview Details – Was for intern position so asked basic stuff about digital design and verilog. gate level based implementation.

Interview Question – nand gate based D-filp/flop   Answer Question

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I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Altera in July 2013.

Interview Details – It's their Toronto location where I applied. Applied through their website and got email to come for a first state interview time. Two persons interviewed me, both for ~half an hour. They ask both software and hardware questions in the first stage interview to see where the person fits well. Not sure if there are second/more stages interview for interns.

Interview Question – Hardware: Build a digital circuit that outputs '1' when input is fed with 256 or more consecutive '1's
Software: Write a function for a binary tree which prints all the values stored in the nodes
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Interview Details – The hiring manager was so helpful and the interview was as smooth as it could be

Interview Question – Draw the hardware architecture for priority encoders   Answer Question

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Toronto, ON (Canada)

I applied online - interviewed at Altera in January 2013.

Interview Details – Submitted resume online and got the first interview around one month later. First interview consisted of 2 x 45-min onsite technical interviews involving both software and hardware questions. Got the second interview a week later, which was a group lunch + a short technical interview,.

Interview Questions

  • Hardware: How would you generate gray code using hardware?   View Answer
  • Hardware: Use adders and multipliers to implement the function y = ax^2 + bx + c, input a, b, c, x, output y, then I was asked to implement it with only 1 multiplier and 1 adder   Answer Question
  • Software: Given an array of integers and integers x and sum, find if the integer (sum - x) is in the array   View Answer
  • Software: Given a graph, how to find the shortest distance between two points and longest distance between two points?   View Answer
  • Software: delete items in a singly-linked list, then asked me how to implement a linked list to make it space-efficient   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – no negotiation

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