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San Diego, CA

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Broadcom in August 2009.

Interview Details – The position was in DSP group. Here are the questions
1. Difference between FIR and IIR filters
2. How to tell if an IIR filter is stable given a system's transfer function
3. Noise suppression, signal fidelity
4. DSP processor architectureb
5. GIven a C cross compilable code, Do you expect any difference in the output of ARM and DSP. Why

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Staff Software Engineer
Vancouver, BC (Canada)

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Broadcom.

Interview Details – First contact may well be from the hiring manager over the phone Technical level will vary from caller to caller but most managers are quite technical. The next step is on-site with your prospective colleagues. You may or may not be asked to code. I had mostly knowledge-based questions but you might be asked more about code. Remember that this is a deeply embedded software product so brush up on your OS fundamentals and computer architecture.

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Negotiation Details – I felt that it was generous offer and took it. Negotiate around equity and responsibility/job grade.

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