SPE,Circuit Design Engineering

US-CA-Sunnyvale
Job ID
2017-5992
Category
Engineering

Overview

This is a highly impactful position inside the Solutions Architecture team, Memory and Interfaces Division. The key role is to design receiver analog front-end (AFE) components for 112G/56G SerDes PHY with an emphasis on high gain and bandwidth, high linearity, low jitter, and low power. The individual will design ESD and T-coil based termination, analog-based CTLE, VGA, and FFE equalizers. Will participate in IP generation and technology evangelization and contribute towards new product initiatives leveraging this critical IP. Must be a team player with excellent written and verbal communication skills; must be self-motivated and detail-oriented and have the ability to work with peers across groups and projects.

Responsibilities

 

  • Develop micro-architecture for components in advanced 112G/56G serial links. Signaling scheme includes NRZ and PAM4.
  • Design components for receiver AFE: ESD, T-coils, termination, CTLE, VGA, FFE
  • Other design responsibilities may include clocking, ADC, current/voltage-mode drivers, bias circuits, regulators, and serializers/deserializers
  • Layout guidance and supervision
  • Generate innovative solutions that can be brought to market and protected by patents
  • Demonstrate proof-of-concepts through prototyping in advanced 7/10-nm FinFET processes. Silicon debug and evaluation.
  • Participation in technology evangelization through customer presentation, conference and journal publications

Qualifications

 

  • MS or Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering
  • 5 to 10+ years of industry experience
  • Architecture and design experience in high-performance and low-power serial links
  • Design experience with high-performance equalizer components in receiver AFE is a must. Design experience with PLL/DLL, phase interpolators, ADC, driver, custom digital circuits, and general mixed-signal components is highly desirable.
  • Must be familiar with layout extraction, EMIR, matching techniques
  • Working knowledge of communication theory, signal integrity, noise analysis, BER link analysis, and equalization techniques is necessary
  • Requires experience with the following tools: Matlab & Simulink modeling tool, Cadence Virtuoso, Hspice/Spectre, Nanosim/XA, Verilog-A, and DRC & LVS verification. Shell scripting and programming experience are highly desirable.
  • Must be able to work with a diverse team of specialists and understand overall tradeoffs in creating complex, high performance systems
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

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