Seeking an Analog Mixed Signal Design Engineer responsible for the development of the analog control and digital interfaces of RF switch based products, including switches, antenna switch module (ASM) and digital step attenuators (DSA) for the handset and infrastructure markets. Designs will be done on SOI, bulk CMOS and BiCMOS.
Responsibilities include planning, design, simulation, and verification and production ramp support of highly integrated, high volume Switch Controllers for the very fast paced and competitive wireless handset and infrastructure markets. The candidate must be able to work well with other design engineers, technicians and layout designers. The candidate will face challenging tasks in order to meet critical performance parameters in the design of Switch and Controller. Strong circuit simulation skills utilizing the Cadence environment are necessary.
•BSEE and 8 years experience; MSEE and 3 years experience (Ph.D. Candidate) preferred
•Demonstrated Analog and/or Mixed-signal IC design experience using CMOS, BiCMOS or SOI
•Experience designing several of these blocks: bandgap, regulator, charge-pumps, power detector, comparator, active filters, oscillators, phase detector, level shifters, serial and parallel interfaces, decoders and other custom logic.
•Experienced in implementing on chip ESD protection strategies for HBM, MM and CDM.
•Proficient with Cadence Spectre(RF) and/or ADS simulation tools (AC, DC, transient, HB, envelope)
•Layout experience using the Cadence flow, including LVS and DRC. The designer will mainly be supported by layout engineers but will need to provide floorplan and layout recommendations to the CAD group as well as review the final layouts and perform post layout simulations
•Strong understanding of layout techniques and constraints, including matching, electromigration, shielding, parasitic etc…
•Candidates may perform verification testing of their designs: a strong hands on use of lab equipments including signal generators, oscilloscopes, spectrum analyzer and VNAs is required
•Strong understanding of CMOS fabrication and how this affects the device physics, device model and circuit performance.
•Team player with a strong sense of urgency to meet product requirements on schedule.
The following qualifications are desirable but not required
•Hands-on experience designing RF switches controllers and RF switches
•Knowledgeable in RF design and measurement (return loss, compression points, harmonics…)
•Experience designing chips for supply voltages higher than the process reliability limits.
•Hands-on experience in digital interface circuit design and simulation such as SPI and MIPI is a plus.
•Experience with digital design flow (VHDL coding, RTL synthesis, logic simulation, place and route)
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