Co-Op Analog/RFIC Designer 1

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Date: Feb 11, 2019

Location: San Jose, 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: 49876 

The RFIC Design Intern 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 intern should have used a circuit design tool like 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.


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

1. Simulating/validating performance across supply, temperature and frequency

2. Block-level design and simulation to understand the circuits that are being measured and correlating measurements with simulation

3. Creating compliance matrices against spec, plotting results and presenting results summary

4. Tuning RF front end modules in the lab

5. Impedance matching using Smith chart

6. Evaluating RF parameters like IP3, P1dB, NF, return loss, etc


Job Requirements:

Student must be currently pursuing an Electrical Engineering (or related) MS or PhD degree, with junior-level status at a minimum
- Must have completed at least one RF/Microwave Electronics course
- Electromagnetic course work desired
- Must have a career interest in becoming a RF/Analog design engineer
- Experience working on a small team
- Experience presenting materials for design reviews
- Good communication, organization, and documentation skills
- Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Word
- Knowledgeable in the use of a Network Analyzer, Spectrum Analyzer, RF Generator, Power Meter, Oscilloscope
- Desirable knowledge/experience includes familiarity with Agilent ADS/HP-ADS and/or Cadence Spectre/RF simulation tools, Cadence Virtuoso IC Layout, Momentum/Sonnet/HFSS EM simulation tools, SPICE



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

Nearest Major Market: San Jose
Nearest Secondary Market: Palo Alto

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