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Microsoft Hardware Intern Interview Questions

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Hardware Intern Interview

Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
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Difficult Interview

Application

I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Microsoft (Redmond, WA).

Interview

I am currently an junior in EE at Caltech.

I had been an Explore intern the summer before, so I was able to use my campus recruiter contacts to help initialize an interview process quite early in october. Being an explore intern before, however, didn't really give any more advantages than that. I had only done basic software and the position I was looking for was in hardware (which was my real interest and passion).

The interview process was longer than that of the Software positions. Instead of 3 back to back, we had 4 -5 interviews back to back. All of us were placed in a large conference room and people were just being called out one by one. The most competitive school that other candidates were from, that I can remember, was Carnegie Mellon and possibly UC Berkeley. It might have just been that I was at a very early interview round.

Each interview was from someone of different team from popular products. The questions very different as well ,ranging form basic analog, and Digital, to basic signal processing. There were no software questions.

Interview Questions

  • Given a blackbox, how would you convert a pulse signal into a sinusoidal output?   1 Answer
  • Write a finite state machine for a soda machine that takes only returns 5, 10, and 25 cents.   1 Answer
  • Some op amp configuration question. Wasn't TOO BAD, if you remember the basics   Answer Question
  • Class A amp with BJT. Asked about characterizing the bias, small-signal gain, etc. Basic fundamentals   Answer Question

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    Hardware Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mountain View, CA
    No Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Microsoft (Mountain View, CA).

    Interview

    I filled in the application through college career fair and got the feedback in 3 weeks. One guy in XBOX team interviewed me. It's easy questions over all until I failed on the latch question because it was not the usual way I made a latch.

    Interview Questions

    • blocking and non-blocking assignments in verilog.   Answer Question
    • using 2 to 1 mux to build some gates   Answer Question
    • using verilog to build a latch. only modify the condition, not the content within always@.   Answer Question

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    Hardware Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mountain View, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Microsoft (Mountain View, CA).

    Interview

    On site at Mountain View, California. Before onsite there was an on campus interview which was mainly behavioral. The onsite interview was with the Xbox team. Consisted of 5 interviews with different people but not necessarily from the same team. Questions ranged from verilog coding for Fibonnacci wo some operating system concepts


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