Orca Systems is a company specializing in the development of communication chips. Orca’s DSP RF technology results in communications chips that are far smaller and lower power than those currently available. We are currently looking for a mid to senior level Systems Engineers with strong backgrounds in communication theory and digital signal processing. The Orca Systems team works very closely with the RF, RTL, and Test Teams to go from concept development to production chips. Since we are small, System Engineers will be involved in all aspects of chip development from initial design, to simulation, to testing.
In addition to a very strong physical layer DSP/Communication background the preferred candidates will have experience in one or more of the following areas:
- DSP/Communications architectures for efficient low power RTL implementation
- Experience in the design of the physical layer of Bluetooth and/or WLAN
- Knowledge/experience with television standards
- Experience with the simulation of DSP/Communications chips including the development of test vectors.
The position is focused on the development of PHY layers for ASIC implementation. The the first project is the development of C/C++ implementation/simulation of a proprietary PHY Tx layer. This includes the development of simulation models, including fixed point delay accurate models that can be used to generate test vectors. The successful candidate will be responsible for using these simulations to run design/architecture trade-off studies. As part of this process the successful candidate will have to work closely with the RTL group to insure efficient implementation in both size and power; document the system requirements and work with the Verification group to insure first-pass success. Finally the successful candidate will help in the bring-up of the fabricated chip.
Key skill sets are the understanding of digital communications systems including OFDM, filter development , DDFS design, and efficient DSP implementation in RTL. The candidate will also have strong coding skills and be able to develop efficient, documented, simulation code. This position requires a person who can work both independently and as part of a small group to insure minimal time from project onset to final chip.