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17-2061.00 — Computer Hardware Engineers

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Brushless motor DC
  • Direct current DC power supplies
Calibrated resistance measuring equipment
  • Resistance meters
Capacitance meters
  • Inductance capacitance resistance LCR meters
Circuit tester
  • Circuit memory testers
  • Circuit testers
Desktop computers
Digital testers
  • Bit error rate testers BERT
Electronic measuring probes
  • Logic probes
  • Probe card devices
  • Probe stations
Feeler gauges
Frequency analyzers
  • Spectrum analyzers
Frequency calibrator or simulator
  • Dynamic signal analyzers
  • Signal source analyzers
Frequency counters or timer or dividers
  • Frequency counters
General purpose motor AC
  • Alternating current AC power sources
Heated walk in environmental or growth chambers
  • Thermal chambers
Impedance meters
  • Impedance analyzers
Integrated circuit testers
  • Digital analysis systems DAS
  • Logic analyzers
Level generators
  • Pulse generators
  • Inspection scopes
Mainframe computers
Network analyzers
  • Communications analyzers
  • Traffic generators
Notebook computers
  • Laptop computers
  • Communications signal analyzers
  • Sampling oscilloscopes
Personal computers
Personal digital assistant PDAs or organizers
  • Personal digital assistants PDA
Plotter printers
  • Color plotters
Power meters
  • Alternating current AC power analyzers
  • Power sensors
Protocol analyzers
  • Protocol exercisers
  • Computer scanners
Signal generators
  • Function generators
  • Pattern generators
  • Universal source generators
Voltage or current meters
  • Voltage sensors
Wave generators
  • Waveform generators


Analytical or scientific software
  • Application-specific integrated circuit ASIC logic synthesis software
  • ASSET JTAG ScanWorks
  • Automatic test program generation ATPG
  • Boundary scan insertion software
  • Built-in self-test BIST debugging software
  • Cadence Dracula
  • Cadence PSpice
  • Cadence Virtuoso Spectre Circuit Simulator
  • Computer diagnostic software
  • Computer simulation software
  • Data acquisition systems
  • Design-for-testability DFT insertion software
  • Discrete Fourier transform DFT analysis software
  • Failure analysis software
  • Fast Fourier transform FFT analysis software
  • Field programmable gate array FPGA logic synthesis software
  • Integrated circuit simulation software
  • Logic synthesis software
  • LogicVision icBIST
  • M-Sim
  • Magma Design Automation Blast Create
  • Magma Design Automation Blast FPGA
  • Mentor Graphics BSDArchitect
  • Mentor Graphics Calibre
  • Mentor Graphics LeonardoSpectrum
  • Mentor Graphics Precision RTL
  • Microarchitecture simulation software
  • Monte Carlo simulation software
  • SAS
  • Simulation program with integrated circuit emphasis SPICE
  • SoftICE
  • Synopsys Design Compiler
  • Synopsys Hercules
  • Synopsys HSIM
  • Synopsys HSPICE
  • Synopsys TetraMax ATPG
  • Synplicity Synplify
  • The Mathworks Control System Toolbox
  • The Mathworks Data Acquisition Toolbox
  • The Mathworks Embedded Coder
  • The MathWorks MATLAB
  • The MathWorks Real-Time Workshop
  • The MathWorks Signal Processing Toolbox
  • The MathWorks Simulink
  • The MathWorks Simulink DSP Blockset
  • The MathWorks Simulink Fixed-Point Blockset
  • The MathWorks Symbolic Math Toolbox
  • The MathWorks Wavelet Toolbox
  • Timing analysis software
  • Verification software
  • Xilinx Synthesis Technology XST
Compiler and decompiler software
  • Cadence Encounter RTL Compiler
Computer aided design CAD software
  • Autodesk AutoCAD
  • Cadence Allegro PCB Designer
  • Cadence Concept
  • Cadence OrCAD
  • Cadence Schematic Composer
  • Cadence Virtuoso Layout Suite
  • Complementary-symmetry/metal-oxide semiconductor CMOS layout software
  • Electronic design automation EDA software
  • Mathsoft Mathcad
  • Mentor Graphics Xpedition xDX Designer
  • Place-and-route software
  • Schematic editors
  • State diagram software
  • Xilinx ISE Foundation
  • Xilinx ModelSim
Data base user interface and query software
  • Database software
  • Microsoft Access
  • Structured query language SQL
Development environment software
  • Boundary scan description language BSDL
  • C
  • Cadence Opus
  • Freescale CodeWarrior Tools
  • Hardware description and verification language
  • Hardware description language HDL
  • Microsoft Visual Basic
  • National Instruments LabVIEW
  • Register transfer language RTL
  • SystemVerilog
  • Tool command language Tcl
  • Verilog
  • Very high-speed integrated circuit VHSIC hardware description language VHDL
Graphics or photo imaging software
  • Microsoft Visio
Information retrieval or search software
  • Internet search engine software
Internet browser software
  • Web browser software
Object or component oriented development software
  • C++
  • Microsoft Visual C# .NET
  • Oracle Java
  • Practical extraction and reporting language Perl
  • Python
Office suite software
  • Microsoft Office
Operating system software
  • Cisco Systems IOS
  • Linux
  • Shell script
  • UNIX
Pattern design software
  • Block diagram software
Presentation software
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
Program testing software
  • Windows kernel debuggers
Project management software
Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel
Word processing software

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