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Texas Instruments Design Engineer Interview Questions

Updated Feb 21, 2015
Updated Feb 21, 2015
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Anonymous Employee
Anonymous Employee
Interview Details

First I interviewed with a TI recruiter on my college campus. Then after that had a phone interview where I had to give a technical presentation and answer a basic opamp question. Finally, I was flown down to Dallas for an on-site interview. The interview process was fairly smooth and the recruiter was very nice; she coordinated everything well. On-site I was asked behavioral questions (Why do you want to be a design engineer? What skills do you have? etc) as well as technical questions.

Interview Questions
  • 1) Draw the cross-section of a MOSFET, the I-V characteristics and describe nonidealities
    2) Voltage waveform of an RC circuit across the resistor and capacitor
    3) D flip flop configuration
    4) Some tricky circuit analysis questions
    5) Design a comparator at the transistor level
     
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    Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Texas Instruments.

    Interview Details

    First round interview is at campus. Just some behavior questions about team work etc. After one month, I got the second virtual interview, i am required to give a 10-15minitues presentation( need to use ppt) and then some questions about details of the presentation, technical and behavior questions were asked.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Texas Instruments.

    Interview Details

    Applied through my college's recruiting website. Got an on-campus interview. Then a phone interview. Then I had a HireVue interview (basically recorded me answer some soft-interview questions). Then a skype interview with an engineer

    Interview Questions
    • Scheduling was difficult, they weren't super flexible. Questions weren't super hard for an EE as far as I got.   Answer Question
    No Offer
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dallas, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dallas, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Texas Instruments.

    Interview Details

    I met with the people from TI at an University Career Fair in September. I explained my background and my interests. I got back from them in October, asking me to take an On-campus interview with them. It was an HR- interview. Lots of behavioral questions. Lasted 30 mins. Heard back from them after about 2 weeks, asking for availability for an webex/telephone interview. I was asked to give a 10 min presentation on anything. I presented my Digital Design project. Was followed by 50 mins of technical questions. Very basic questions, concerning my project. I've cleared my second round and waiting on the third and final round.

    Interview Questions
    • Very basic question in Digital Design. Some question in Analog IC were asked but i was more of a Digital Design person   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Texas Instruments.

    Interview Details

    two interviews--one was on campus; another one was phone interview via webex

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ monthsinterviewed at Texas Instruments in December 2013.

    Interview Details

    Sept 2013, Initially I had an on campus interview in a career fair. they asked me 2-3 simple and then hard questions and I answered well, then they scheduled an on campus interview.
    Initially they asked the difference between MOS and BJT. I said current noise and so on. Also a few questions on PLL. In the on campus interview they asked about a source follower.
    Then I had to do a presentation of a design that I had done through skype interview. They asked a few questions not so hard regarding that design.
    On the on site interview there were 2 groups. Th first was tough. They asked many many questions on PLL I answered most of it but had not review it so did not answer all the questions. The second group was good only a question on phase margin, stability, simple OTA and also many questions on first order RC circuits. like the step response and so on.
    I though I did very well but apparently was not enough!

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    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Texas Instruments in November 2013.

    Interview Details

    on campus interview, after one month phone interview.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Gainesville, FL
    Anonymous Employee in Gainesville, FL
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at Texas Instruments in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    through campus careerfair

    Interview Questions
    • nothing really tricky, all basic questions. things like how to make an inverter faster or write result of a piece of c code.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Easy Interview
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    Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a weekinterviewed at Texas Instruments in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    After applying, received a call asking for an on campus interview the following day. Three workers of texas instruments were the interviewers. Questions varied from personal traits (leadership, good/bad things about myself) to technical (draw transistor level gates, etc). Questions were not too difficult, but it'd be good to review the theory on whatever position you're applying for. Overall a nice experience.

    Interview Questions
    • What are some things about yourself you feel you should work on?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dallas, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dallas, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Texas Instruments in September 2013.

    Interview Details

    First met TI on Campus back in September and had an on campus interview with an employee. It was nothing technical. Just went over my resume and talked a bit about the company and the opportunities. A month goes by and in October I was notified that I made it the the second round interview which consisted of a video conference with two employees. I was to present a design project that I've worked on in school. The presentation length should have been 10-15 minutes and after presenting I was asked both technical and behavioral questions based on the project. The whole call conference lasted an hour or so. Two weeks later I was informed that I was invited to an on-site interview in Dallas, Texas. This happened around November. Onsite interview consisted of an office tour which lasted an hour and then in the afternoon there were interviews. There are two hour block interviews with two panels consisting of two people. The first panel that interviewed me was very welcoming and made the interview a lot more relaxed. They went over my resume and then asked technical questions based on that with increasing difficulty. The second panel was much more intimidating. When I walked in the room, one of the interviewers had already started drawing out problems to solve. On top of that I applied for a digital design role and the second interviewer was in the analog field, so there were a few questions that I had trouble with. After finishing the interviews I was shooed to the airport so I could catch my flight back. I was told that by the end of the week I would know whether or not I got the job, if not then I would be considered for other positions. I didn't hear back from them that week. The following week a manager from TI called me and asked me if I was interested in joining her team and I said yes. A week after that I got a call from a TI recruiter telling me that I will receive an offer for the role that I discussed with the previous manager. Two weeks after I still hadn't received an offer, so I emailed the recruiter and within two days I got my offer. This was near the end of November. All in all, it was a very long and tedious process with a lack of communication towards the end. The offer was competitive based on the area so I accepted.

    Interview Questions
    • How to make a divide by 2 clock with Verilog?
      How to make a divide by 3 clock with a 50% duty cycle in Verilog?
      Timing questions about min and max slack.
      Why are there glitches when synthesizing source code into mapped?
      Using transistor logic make an inverter.
      Using one nmos, make an inverter.
      Why is it better to use a nmos and a pmos rather than just an nmos for an inverter?
      Difference between case and if statements in verilog
      Using two half adders make a full adder.
      1's and 2's complement questions.
      Write out all the equations for a BJT.
      Given a RC circuit describe what happens with time.
      Solve Op-amp questions.
       
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    Negotiation Details
    Tried to negotiate salary but they wouldn't budge. The salary is competitive for the area. Start dates are very flexible though.
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

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