Apple RFIC Design Engineer in Boston, Massachusetts
RFIC Design Engineer
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.
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