Test and Validation Engineer
Skyworks Solutions - Santa Clara, CA

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Responsibilities include characterization, tuning, and driving production readiness of high-performance PAM/FEM products used in the fast-paced and high volume cellular market. Candidate will be playing a critical role in turning lab prototypes into winning products in the market place.
In this role, the candidate will decipher and convert the customer's specification into a workable test solution. The candidate will perform hands-on device measurements, characterization and optimization. Candidate will then analyze data and present data review which will serve as guidance for design improvements and variants down selection. The ability to tune & optimize power amplifiers is a desired skill-set.
Typical RF measurements include but not limited to the following:
- GSM/EDGE/WCDMA TD-SCDMA cellular PA characterizations
- MIPI interface programming and validation
- Validation of analog controller
- PvT, switching transient, multi-slots
- Load pull and source pull
- Stability
- Noise
- S-parameters
- Small signal gain and conversion gain.
- Sensitivity analysis and DoE.
- ESD and ruggedness.

Job Requirements:
BSEE or MSEE with 5+ years of experience measuring, tuning, optimizing RF and/or analog/mixed-signal IC’s.
A strong understanding of RF fundamentals, PA fundamentals, GSM/EDGE/WCDMA system, industry standard test methods, test equipment operation, capabilities, limitations, trouble-shooting, and automation is critical for success.
Strong expertise in using RF instruments including signal generators, PSA, VNA, oscilloscope, power meters and load pull tuners. Experience in test routine software development using C++/C, Labview or similar scripting language is a strongly plus. Strong attention to detail, meticulous documentation standards, strong written and verbal communication skills, and ability to work within a diverse team-structured environment is mandatory.

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