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Apple RFIC Design Engineer in Boston, Massachusetts

RFIC Design Engineer

Boston,Massachusetts,United States


  • Direct experience designing and bringing into mass production highly integrated cellular RF transceivers in deep sub-micron RF CMOS technology.

  • System specification and ability to work with system architects to translate system requirements into circuit requirements at the IC level.

  • Familiarity with various RF transceiver architectures and their trade-offs; capability to collaborate with digital design group for an optimum partition between digital and analog domain.

  • Deep understanding of RF CMOS implementation fundamentals, and basic building blocks, including LNAs, mixers, VCOs and DCOs, PLLs, LO, and PAs.

  • RF device modeling experience, including device noise parameters and inductor modeling. Insights into packaging effects, supply isolations, high-frequency ESD structures, and circuit layout for optimum RF performance.

  • Very good knowledge of one or more of the following tools: Cadence/Virtuoso, Spectre, AMS, GoldenGate, AFS, ADS, EMX, Peakview, HFSS, Layout parasitic extraction tools, SimVision, Pathfinder, RelExpert.


As an RF IC design engineer, you will be responsible for providing RF solutions for cellular transceiver chips. Responsibilities include: - Work with platform architects, system and digital design groups to define the requirements for RF and baseband blocks based on the system requirement. - Work with the technology team on process selection for the target device. - Drive the transistor-level feasibility studies of RF/mixed-signal circuit blocks and architectures. - Design various component blocks inside the RF transceiver including LNA, upconverters/downconverters, baseband filters, VGAs, LO/PLL circuits, Driver amplifiers/power amplifiers, linear RF switches, attenuators, low noise regulators, amplifiers, biasing circuits. - Provide guidance on RF analog issues across Apple.

Education & Experience

BSEE is required. MSEE/PhD is preferred.

Additional Requirements

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