mmWave Design & Validation Winter/Spring Co-op

Date: Nov 11, 2021

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: 66402 

Job Requirements

The Design & Validation Co-Op should have knowledge of semiconductors, analog circuits, RF design fundamentals, wireless systems, and introductory electromagnetics.  The candidate should understand basic IC building blocks like LNA, mixer, switch, bias, bandgap, LDO, op-amp, etc.  Understanding of design parameters like gain, noise, non-linearity, S-parameters, stability, etc. is required.


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/Cadence and be familiar with CMOS/bipolar/SOI devices and models. Use of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel is required to perform job duties successfully. Position requires good communication and presentation skills.


⦁    Must be currently enrolled in an Electrical Engineering Ph.D. or MSEE program
⦁    Must be able to commit to Co-op term of Jan'22 - May'22

Job Responsibilities

The Co-Op will work with a mentor and have the following job responsibilities:
⦁    Tune mmWave/RF front end modules in the lab
⦁    Evaluate RF parameters like S-parameters, Pout, PAE, ACLR, EVM, IP3, P1dB, NF etc
⦁    Block-level design and simulation for model vs hardware correlation
⦁    Performance validation and characterization across supply voltage, temperature and frequency
⦁    Create compliance matrices against specs, plotting results and presenting results summary



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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