The University of Southampton

Ericsson Television

Ericsson itself is a large multi-national corporation involved in many aspects of the electronic and telecommunications industry. Ericsson Television is an integral part of this with our own sales offices worldwide, as well as R&D sites based here in the UK at Southampton and High Wycombe.

Here at Ericsson Television we make digital television products. In simple terms this means we have been at the forefront of the technology that gets the video and audio signals that come from the camera in a studio or stadium, to your television set, PC or tablet for the last 25 years.

We design and develop everything from custom built state-of-the-art video processing ASICs to whole systems necessary to get the television signals to where they needs to go. What this means is if you are watching TV, whether via satellite, cable or the internet, it is likely that your provider or broadcaster has some of our equipment or is using signals from our equipment.

Learning and training is vital for all employees particularly for our graduates and placement students. While you are here you will have the opportunity to tap into the knowledge and expertise of our existing engineers, some of whom are leading experts in the field of Video compression. 

Also alongside having our own training department, normally we will also rotate graduates through several areas to find out where their skills are and what they enjoy most. In short we like to think that everyone here is willing to help you learn and develop to becoming the best you can.



At Ericsson Television we develop and produce our own range of professional digital television products. This means we design, test and develop everything from our own in-house ASICs, to the control and application software in the finished product. When combined these individual products make-up our digital television broadcast systems that we sell worldwide. Since what we do covers the whole end-to-end development of an electronic system the type of work available is extremely varied and could include:

•           Software and programmable logic development, simulation and test for in-house video-processing system-on-chip (SOC) devices (C, C++, VHDL, Verilog, System Verilog).

•           Hardware design, layout and test of high speed circuit boards.

•           Software development, simulation and test for low level DSP drivers (C and assembler) through to the web based customer control interfaces (C++, Python, Java, HTML).