RF/EM Design Engineer Co-Op

Date: May 4, 2021

Location: Greensboro, NC, US

Company: Skyworks


If you are looking for a challenging and exciting career in the world of technology, then look no further. Skyworks is an innovator of high performance analog semiconductors whose solutions are powering the wireless networking revolution. At Skyworks, you will find a fast-paced environment with a strong focus on global collaboration, minimal layers of management and the freedom to make meaningful contributions in a setting that encourages creativity and out-of-the-box thinking.  Our work culture values diversity, social responsibility, open communication, mutual trust and respect.  We are excited about the opportunity to work with you and glad you want to be part of a team of talented individuals who together can change the way the world communicates.

Requisition ID: 64193 

Job Description

The successful candidate will possess a solid understanding of electromagnetic and RF circuits, and be a driven, committed team player.  Our EM/RF design team is responsible for designing and simulating all passive aspects of power amplifier module designs including output matching networks, integrated passive devices, high-directivity daisy-chain couplers, harmonic filters, duplexer matching, and high isolation layouts for SAW/FBAR DUPLEXERS.  As a Co-Op you will be part of the team and contribute to the overall success of the program.

Job Responsibilities

Your responsibilities and training  will include but not be limited to the following:
 o Adapting to best MCM design and PA Co-simulation methodologies
 o Designing semi-lumped RF matching networks in a PCB environment
 o Designing Integrated Passive Devices
 o Designing high-isolation laminate layouts to support high-rejection SAW and BAW filters
 o Participating and conducting design reviews
 o Performing lab testing using RF test equipment

 The circuit blocks involved in a typical product development may include:
 o Power Amplifiers
 o Integrated Passive Devices
 o SAW/BAW Duplexers & High-Q RF Filters
 o Switches
 o Low Noise Amplifiers
 o Matching circuits
 o High-directivity couplers

 Software Tools Used are:
 o Ansoft HFSS,
 o Agilent ADS and Momentum
 o Cadence Allegro and Virtuoso Layout
 o Excel
 o Microsoft Office/Outlook
 Hardware Tools Used are:
 o Network Analyzers
 o Spectrum Analyzers
 o Signal Generators
 o Digital Receivers
 o Load-Pull/Tuners
 o RF Probe Stations

Job Requirements

MS or PhD preferred
 Word, Excel, Power point, Outlook
 Experiences of EM tools such as HFSS, or Momentum
 Lab experiences of network analyzer, signal generator, spectrum analyzer and probe station
 Knowledge of HBT, FET, CMOS devices.
 Knowledge of RF switch design, or power amplifier design, or PA classes, PAE, PA performance.
 Knowledge of communication standards, such as LTE-A, WiFi, and the associated standards requirements on such as sensitivity, intermodulation, de-sense, ACLR, EVM"
 Experience in ADS, Virtuoso, HFSS, and Allegro 



Skyworks is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Nearest Major Market: Greensboro

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