Job Description: Analog/Mixed-Signal Design Intern
Seeking an analog/mixed-signal design intern for developing complex mixed-signal ICs for Frequency Control, Clock Generation, and other Timing applications. Many of the ICs include phase-locked loops, sigma-delta modulators, ADCs, and various other mixed-signal circuits. The individual will design transistor-level analog circuit blocks, simulate sub-system performance, create and use behavioral models of blocks, do and/or supervise physical layout, verify circuit and chip-level operation and performance, and assist with tape-out related activities. Responsibilities will also include detailed documentation, silicon evaluation and debugging, production test development support, customer support, and other activities as required for the achievement of high volume production.
o Analog/mixed-signal circuit and sub-system design, analysis, and implementation (including schematic entry, simulation, layout supervision, etc.)
o Development and use of system-level noise models for evaluation of system-level trade-offs. Improvement of the models and re-simulation throughout the design cycle according to simulated circuit performance to ensure spec compliance of the final overall IC
o Development and use of behavioral models for simulation of analog and mixed-signal circuits. Verification of analog and mixed-signal sub-systems and the entire chip using transistor-level and behavioral models.
o Laboratory measurements and validation of ICs
o Assistance with the development of efficient production tests and with customer support
o M.S. or Ph. D. in Electrical Engineering
o Strong motivation to contribute to all facets of chip design from conceptualization to release to mass production
o Experience with analog and/or mixed-signal IC circuit design in a CAD environment
o Strong knowledge of analog/mixed-signal circuit concepts, simulation, and testing techniques
o Good verbal and written communication and presentation skills, positive attitude, and willingness to work on a team as a technical leader and mentor to junior members
o Working knowledge of UNIX, Matlab, and circuit simulation tools
Additional skills (one or more of these are highly desirable)
o Experience/knowledge of analog/mixed-signal techniques used in clocking and timing ICs (e.g. PLLs, charge pumps, filters, VCOs, sigma-delta modulators, XOs, multi-format output drivers, system noise analysis, spur management, layout trade-offs, etc.)
o Experience leading other analog/mixed-signal designers, either formally or informally
o Experience with IO formats such as LVDS, LVPECL, LVCMOS, CML, HCSL, etc.
o Low-noise analog circuit techniques
o Low power design and implementation techniques
o High-speed, high-performance analog/mixed-signal circuit design techniques
o Experience with IC design at geometries ranging from 130-55 nm.
o Competence in high-level languages (e.g. Matlab, C), scripting languages (e.g. Python, TCL, Perl, SKILL), and version control systems (e.g. SVN, SOS).