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RF/Microwave IC Design Engineer
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Employment Category: Full-time
How to Apply: Please apply to requisition 4879 on our
Job Responsibilities: Perform microwave/mixed-signal IC design of complex circuits. These circuits
include: analog baseband, microwave (>5GHz) and digital subsystems such as: mixers, VGAs, LNAs, DACs, etc.
Perform custom IC design on SiGe and CMOS processes, particularly at 0.18um process technologies and below.
Independently plan and implement RF ICs from top-level floor planning down to complex microwave circuit blocks.
Design circuits adhering to specifications and guidelines set by system level parameters.
Debug, Test, &
Verification of the designed RF/microwave chipset(s) using equipment such as VNAs & Spectrum Analyzers.
closely and communicate with design and layout engineers on a day-to-day basis.
Assist with tapeout activities
and deal with post-tapeout activities such as documentation
Full-chip design, layout, and
simulation verification to meet a fixed scheduled tapeout date(s).
Experience/Skills Required: Microwave/RF
IC design experience.
Circuit/ASIC design in SiGe & CMOS process(es).
Design & verification using Agilent ADS and Cadence tools.
Strong IC design skills in bipolar technologies.
Test/Measurement/Debug capability for microwave chipset(s).
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
Excellent communication skills & team collaboration.
Skills that are a plus:
Knowledge of design & verification in ADS.
Experience with EM simulator(s) (HFSS, Momentum, Sonnet).
Previous circuit design experience for frequencies
Previous design experience in 0.18um Jazz SiGe process.
MSEE preferred. Experience in BiCMOS
design using Cadence Virtuoso.
Good understanding of RF/microwave circuit fundamentals. Experience with CAD
tools such as ADS, Cadence and EM simulation tools. Good teamwork, communication and problem solving skills.
Citizenship requirements: US Citizenship Required
Clearance requirement: No
Travel Required: Up to 10
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