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System IC Architect

System IC Architect

LocationEindhoven, Netherlands
Business SectorEngineering
Contact nameDaria Finikova
Contact email
Job ref22605
Published28 days ago

System IC Architect

Project description:
IGT-D is working on the next generation Intra Vascular Ultrasound (IVUS) catheters for Peripheral and Coronary vascular aiming to improve the image quality and a higher frame rate. We are looking for an architect to help capture, define, and drive requirements for the signal path specifications in the ASIC domain. A first step would be an architecture exploration and system definition followed by a functional prototype that would lead towards a product version.

As an IC System Architect specializing in Ultrasound Applications, you will play a crucial role in designing and developing integrated circuits (ICs) for ultrasound imaging systems. Your responsibilities will include collaborating with cross-functional teams to define system requirements, creating architecture specifications, and overseeing the implementation of advanced signal processing algorithms. You will contribute to the innovation and optimization of ultrasound technologies, ensuring high-performance and reliability in medical imaging applications such as IVUS (Intra Vascular Ultrasound).

Key Responsibilities:

  • System Architecture Design:
    • Define and develop system architectures for integrated circuits in ultrasound applications, considering factors such as signal processing, beamforming, and image reconstruction.
    • Collaborate with hardware and software teams to ensure seamless integration of IC components into ultrasound systems.
  • Requirements Analysis:
    • Work closely with stakeholders to understand and document system requirements for ultrasound applications.
    • Translate system requirements into technical specifications for IC design and development.
  • Performance Optimization:
    • Together with the ASIC team, evaluate and improve the performance of ultrasound ICs through thorough analysis, simulation, and testing.
    • Identify opportunities for optimization in terms of power efficiency, speed, and overall system performance.
  • Cross-functional Collaboration:
    • Collaborate with hardware engineers, software developers, and other cross-functional teams to ensure alignment with overall project goals.
    • Participate in design reviews, providing valuable insights into system-level considerations.
  • Technical Leadership:
    • Provide technical leadership and guidance to the IC designer, ensuring that design goals are met within the specified timeline.
  • Documentation and Reporting:
    • Create and maintain comprehensive documentation for system architectures, design decisions, and implementation details.
    • Generate reports and presentations to communicate project progress and findings to both technical and non-technical stakeholders.


  • Chip designer with ultrasound architecture. Understand Ultrasound and connect it to electronic (is most important requirement to have.)
  • 5+ years’ experience focused on design architecture, development and integration of transistor-level IC design using Cadence.
  • Knowledge of ultrasound imaging technology, including Ultrasound systems, transducers, wave propagation and beamforming.
  • Ability to understand the ultrasound clinical requirement and translate them into design specifications.
  • Experienced in defining, detailing and verifying architectural concepts for front ends together with design team.
  • Good to have but not essential: Knowledge of analog front-end designs, mixed-signal simulations using AMS, experience with IC layout.
  • Fluent in English, writing & reporting.


  • Master's or Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or a related field.
  • Proven experience in system architecture for ultrasound applications ( IC design is a plus).
  • In-depth knowledge of ultrasound imaging principles, signal processing, and related technologies.
  • Experience with relevant design tools and methodologies in the field of integrated circuit design is a plus.
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and dynamic environment.

Location: High Tech Campus, Eindhoven. Partial remote working possible.

Interested? Send your CV to Daria at d.finikova@panda-int.com or call +31202044502.