8 days old

RFIC Design Engineer

Cupertino, CA
  • Job Code
    200002856

Summary

Would you like to join Apple's growing wireless silicon development team? Our wireless SOC organization is responsible for all aspects of wireless silicon development with a particular emphasis on highly energy efficient design and new technologies that transform the user experience at the product level, all of which is driven by a world-class vertically integrated engineering team spanning RF/Analog architecture and design, Systems/PHY/MAC architecture and design, VLSI/RTL design and integration, Emulation, Design Verification, Test and Validation, and FW/SW engineering. As an RFIC design engineer, you will be at the center of a wireless SoC design group. You will have a critical impact on getting Apple's state-of-the-art radios into hundreds of millions of products

Key Qualifications

  • Typically requires at least MS + 4 years of experience or a PhD in the area of RF/Analog IC design with advanced CMOS technology nodes
  • Deep understanding of RFIC circuit design. Direct tape-out experience with one or more of the following blocks: RF front-end circuits, PA, LNA, mixer, oscillator, PLL, LO, VGA, filter, TIA and/or other baseband analog blocks in deep sub-micron CMOS technology
  • Deep understanding of analog design concepts such as analysis of noise, linearity, mismatch, stability and other analog impairments
  • Deep understanding of CMOS device physics, RF device modeling, device noise parameters, inductor modeling
  • Insights into packaging effects, supply isolations, high frequency ESD structures, and circuit layout for optimum RF performance
  • Familiarity with various RF transceiver architectures and their trade-offs, as well as calibration methods used for different RF transceiver architectures
  • Familiarity with Cadence Virtuoso, Spectre RF, EMX and similar tools
  • Understanding of system specifications and ability to work with system architects to translate system requirement into circuit requirement at IC level
  • Experience in Si characterization and debug

Description

As a RF IC design engineer, you will be a key member of a small RFIC team, researching, designing and bringing the next-generation wireless SoCs into high-volume production at advanced CMOS technology nodes

Responsibilities include:
- Design of analog and/or RFIC blocks
- Overseeing the layout and verifying the design to ensure a successful tape-out
- Testing the design and debugging the issues that may arise from early development stages through productization
- Working with the system group to define the requirements for RF and baseband blocks based on the system requirements
- Working with the technology team to understand the capabilities and limits of the technology node to achieve the optimum performance

Education & Experience

MSEE required; PhD preferred.

Posted: 2019-10-08 Expires: 2019-11-06

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