Module Design & Validation Co-op

Date: Nov 12, 2022

Location: Irvine, CA, 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: 67473 

Job Description


The Module Design & Validation Co-op should have a reasonable understanding of RF design fundamentals, wireless systems, and introductory electromagnetics.  Understanding of design parameters like gain, noise, non-linearity, S-parameters, stability, etc. is required.  We are not accepting students who have already graduated.


Exposure to a lab testing setup and environment including commonly used test equipment like network analyzer, spectrum analyzer, frequency generator, noise figure meter will be useful to perform the required job. The Co-op should have used a design tool like ADS/HFSS/AWR. Use of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel is required to perform job duties successfully.


The candidate will work with a mentor and have the following job responsibilities:


  • Module level EM simulations using HFSS/Q3D or equivalent
  • Block level design and simulation for simulation vs measurement correlation
  • Tuning RF front end modules in lab (PA/LNA/Filters/SW)
  • Evaluating RF parameters like S-parameters, Pout, PAE, ACLR, NF, IP3, P1dB etc
  • Impedance tuning using Smith Chart
  • Validation & characterizing performance across supply, temperature & frequency
  • Creating compliance matrix against spec, plotting results and presenting results summary




  • Must be actively enrolled in an BSEE or MSEE university program and able to commit to working from June - November 
  • Must have a career interest in becoming an Engineer in RF/microwave area
  • Coursework in the following areas: Circuits and Electronics, Semiconductor Devices, Analog/Mixed Signal, RF/Microwave Circuits and Systems (preferred), Electromagnetics (preferred)
  • Strong communication skills
  • Good presentation skills



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: Irvine California
Nearest Secondary Market: Los Angeles

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