EM/RF Design Co-op Summer 2019

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Date: Apr 13, 2019

Location: Newbury Park, CA, US

Company: Skyworks


Skyworks Solutions, Inc. is empowering the wireless networking revolution. Our highly innovative analog semiconductors are connecting people, places and things spanning a number of new and previously unimagined applications. We possess broad technology capabilities and one of the most complete product portfolios in the industry. Our customers are global industry leaders who are driving innovative platforms that are changing the way we all live, work and play. Our global team collaborates daily to create the semiconductors the world relies on. If you're looking for a challenging and exciting career in a fast-paced environment, Skyworks offers a variety of roles in an environment that promotes prompt decision making, uninhibited sharing of best practices and individual ownership. Here, you'll find minimal layers of management, open communication and mutual trust and respect.

Requisition ID: 50014 

This position is for an RF/EM Intern Design Engineer intern in the Mobile Solutions (MSB) Division in Skyworks Newbury Park, CA design center as part of a group of RF/EM design engineers in support of high-volume power amplifier and filter products  for wireless mobile applications. The successful candidate will possess a reasonable understanding of electromagnetic and RF and be a driven, committed team player.


Our EM/RF design team is responsible for supporting design and simulation of passive aspects of power amplifier module including output matching networks, integrated passive devices, high-directivity daisy-chain couplers, harmonic filters, and high isolation layouts for SAW/FBAR duplexers.


Detailed Description:

Our RF/EM Design Interns will help to improve design of passive RF circuit designs in a fast-paced team environment. It is required to work closely with project design engineers to produce optimal co-simulation results.

Your responsibilities will include but not be limited to the following:

  • Adapting to best MCM design and PA Co-simulation methodologies
  • Designing semi-lumped RF matching networks in a PCB environment
  • Designing Integrated Passive Devices
  • Designing high-isolation laminate layouts to support high-rejection SAW and BAW filters
  • Participating design reviews
  • Performing lab testing using RF test equipment

The circuit blocks involved in a typical product development may include:

  • Power Amplifiers
  • Integrated Passive Devices
  • SAW/BAW Duplexers & High-Q RF Filters
  • Switches
  • Power Detectors
  • Matching circuits
  • High-directivity couplers

Software Tools Used are:

  • Ansoft HFSS,
  • Agilent ADS and Momentum
  • Matlab
  • Excel
  • Microsoft Office/Outlook

Hardware Tools Used are:

  • Network Analyzers
  • Spectrum Analyzers
  • Signal Generators
  • Digital Receivers
  • Load-Pull/Tuners
  • RF Probe Stations



The successful candidate will be a member of an EM/RF Design team for the Business Unit reporting to an Engineering Manager and mentoring by a senior engineer.



  • MSEE or PhD candidate
  • Must be returning to school following the Co-Op
  • A passion to win/contribute
  • Ability to work in, and thrive in, a team environment
  • Familiar with ADS /HFSS, or similar simulation tools to assist in design evaluation and
  • Completed coursework in RF, Microwave/Antenna, or Wireless Technologies (i.e. Smith Chart and S Parameters)
  • Exposure to RF tools such as Function Generator, Spectrum Analyzer, etc.
  • Excellent communication (both written and verbal), organization, and documentation skills
  • Must have experience with Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Word



Skyworks is proud to be an equal opportunity employer supporting diversity in the workplace.

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