SMTS II - Signal Integrity Engineering

US-CA-Sunnyvale
Job ID
2017-6064
Category
Engineering

Overview

At Rambus, we are turning incredible possibilities into everyday reality by helping to deliver the innovations that greatly impact the world we live in. We create leading-edge semiconductor and IP products, spanning memory and interfaces to security to smart sensors and lighting. Our products are integrated into tens of billions of devices and systems around the globe, running critical applications for Big Data, Internet of Things (IoT), mobile, consumer and media platforms.

And our history runs deep – we have been a staple in Silicon Valley for the past 25 years and are continually anticipating key technology trends and are developing innovations that drive market changes. From a pure IP provider to becoming a fabless chipmaker, Rambus is evolving to address critical challenges in the semiconductor industry.

As a dynamic organization, we are always seeking to hire exceptional talent to join some of the brightest inventors and engineers in the world to explore their passions to develop products that have real life impact. As well, Rambus benefits are among the most comprehensive and competitive in Silicon Valley.

Memory and interfaces are in our DNA. Leveraging over two decades of high-speed circuit design leadership, we make high-performance, low-power memory and serial link interface chips and IP cores to meet the needs of increasingly diverse enterprise and mobile applications. Featuring proven IP and advanced technology, our product families include server DIMM chipsets, R+ DDRn PHYs and R+ Serial Link PHYs.

Responsibilities

 

Rambus is looking for a Signal Integrity Engineer working on modeling, analysis, and verification of signal integrity (SI) and power integrity (PI) for serial links and high-speed memory interfaces.

In this role, the candidate will develop models for the passive components of the signaling channel and the power supply network at system, package, and chip-level using EM field solver tools. The candidate will develop macro-models of passive components from measurements, developing de-embedding strategies and modeling topologies. Will define new modeling and simulation methodologies to improve our SI/PI analysis capabilities used in the design of advanced interface systems and will drive implementing these methodologies in our modeling and simulation environment and correlating the results with measurements on system and test structures. Will support defining I/O signaling topology, analyzing link performance, and simulating on-chip circuit sensitivity. The candidate will also develop system-level voltage and timing (VT) budgets and power supply budgets and derive specifications for link components.

Qualifications

 

  • MS in Electrical Engineering with emphasis in electromagnetics (EM), SI, PI, advanced packaging, with 5+ years of industry experience (or BS-EE with 7+ years of experience)
  • Solid theoretical background and understanding in EM and transmission line theory is a must
  • Solid understanding of physical and mathematical fundamentals on the modeling of passive interconnects, noise generation, and signal conditioning is a must
  • Must know the mechanisms of crosstalk and jitter in source-synchronous interfaces and be able to integrate the effect of such losses into low BER simulations  
  • Understanding of equalization techniques such as FIR/DFE/CTLE is needed
  • Experience with commercial EDA tools such as ADS, HFSS, Q3D, PowerSI, and/or RedHawk/Totem is a strong plus
  • Lab characterization experience of passive components, link margin, or noise is a big plus  
  • Basic knowledge of circuits used in high-speed link design is preferred.
  • Excellent writing and presentation skills are essential as well as good communication skills

  

-------

Rambus offers an extremely competitive compensation package, which includes a strong base salary, bonus, equity, matching 401(k), employee stock purchase plan, comprehensive medical and dental benefits, time-off program and gym membership.

Rambus creates cutting-edge semiconductor and IP products, spanning memory and interfaces to security, smart sensors and lighting. Our chips, customizable IP cores, architecture licenses, tools, services, training and innovations improve the competitive advantage of our customers. We collaborate with the industry, partnering with leading ASIC and SoC designers, foundries, IP developers, EDA companies and validation labs. Our products are integrated into tens of billions of devices and systems, powering and securing diverse applications, including Big Data, Internet of Things (IoT), mobile, consumer and media platforms. At Rambus, we are makers of better. For more information about Rambus, visit rambus.com. For additional information on life at Rambus and our current openings, check out rambus.com/careers/.

#LI-PM1

Options

Sorry the Share function is not working properly at this moment. Please refresh the page and try again later.
Share on your newsfeed