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NVIDIA ASIC Design Engineer Interview Questions

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ASIC Design Engineer Interview

Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied through college or university. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at NVIDIA (Los Angeles, CA) in March 2016.

Interview

get the interview through career fair, I did the access quiz, and submit the test along with my resume to the recruiter, and he asked me to explain the questions I answered.I answered most of the questions, but I did not know much about c++, so I left the first C++ questions blank.

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Other Interview Reviews for NVIDIA

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    ASIC Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at NVIDIA in November 2017.

    Interview

    Interview was not long. Started with basic description of job followed by few technical questions. Interview too was a phonic interview for NVIDIA at San Jose , California. Interview also consisted of few basic behavioral questions

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    ASIC Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at NVIDIA in April 2018.

    Interview

    2 phone interviews and then on site in Santa Clara. Onsite with 6 people, 5 technical, one basic HR talk.

    The manager did not seem very interested from the beginning.

    Interview Questions

    • for phone interviews, basic data structure algorithms.

      1. Reverse singly linked list.

      Onsite was more difficult with a bit of algorithms, computer architecture, design verification, and OOP.   Answer Question
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    ASIC Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Portland, OR
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at NVIDIA (Portland, OR) in December 2017.

    Interview

    Phone interview after applied online , and coding in a shared google doc about Verilog questions. They are medium level and maybe hard to solve without be able to show some of my drawings for the answer

    Interview Questions

    • implement a counter, analyze signal diagram   1 Answer

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    ASIC Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at NVIDIA.

    Interview

    I had a phone interview that lasted for 1 Hr. He started off by asking me about my projects, while explaining, he asked me a bunch of questions on that. Then he started asking me questions on digital logic design, state machines, metastability, latch based designs.

    Interview Questions

    • Questions in digital design, timing violations, metastability   Answer Question

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    ASIC Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at NVIDIA in August 2018.

    Interview

    45 minute phone interview where 5 minutes is introduction and background explanation. The rest of the interview is technical questions combining digital design and coding. Being comfortable in Verilog and experience with ASIC design flow is a requirement. The interviewer was helpful, guiding me in questions where I did not have a correct or complete answer.

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    ASIC Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Clarita, CA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at NVIDIA (Santa Clarita, CA) in May 2018.

    Interview

    Passed two rounds of phone interview. Failed the onsite interview at their Santa Clara office. There are 7 rounds in the onsite interview including a lunch interview and an HR round, lasting for 5 hours.

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    ASIC Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at NVIDIA.

    Interview

    Applied online and got a call back after few weeks. Both software and hardware questions are asked. Starting from MUX based logic to Palindrome C program. The interview was easy but not sure why they did not select.

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    ASIC Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at NVIDIA in January 2019.

    Interview

    Had 2 phone interviews after submitting my resume at a career fair. Questions were mostly basic coding interview questions in C/C++. Anticipated more hardware design questions, but there was only one about an FSM.

    Interview Questions

    • Write a C++ function that returns the second largest number in an array   Answer Question
    • Write a function in C that reverses a linked list   Answer Question
    • Design an FSM (explain Mealy and Moore machines/ differences between them)   Answer Question

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    ASIC Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Clara, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at NVIDIA (Santa Clara, CA) in September 2018.

    Interview

    2 rounds of phone screening asking about fundamentals instead of previous projects. 5 rounds of on-site 1v1. Engineers are super nice and professional, it was a great experience. Recruiter sat down with me went me through the hiring process but didn't ask salary expectation.

    Interview Questions

    • How do you as a back-end designer work with front-end (RTL/Synthesis) designers to solve tough timing problems, for example, under what circumstances do you absolutely need them to solve on their side? What information or files do you provide to them?   2 Answers
    • Why setup in ICG is tough to solve?   1 Answer
    • Describe an application where you would use a latch?   1 Answer
    • Suppose you have a 4-bit shift register made using D-type flip flops with a positive Clock-to-Q delay and a hold time of 0. Is it possible for this circuit to have hold time violations? Why?   1 Answer
    • Suppose you discover that the circuit you are testing in the lab does not function correctly due to a hold time violation. What would be the first thing you try to make the circuit work?   2 Answers
    • Who does CPPR affect on a noise glitch   Answer Question

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