RF SOI Switch Design Engineer

Join the Ethertronics award-winning team to continue building the future in Wireless Front end system and Front end modules.  This position has responsibility for designing state-of-the-art RF switches for high quality RFICs and Front End Modules (FEMs) in advanced semiconductor technologies for WiFi, Cellular and other wireless standards.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Support RFIC product definition as the technical expert to determine optimal RF specifications trade-offs
  • Integrated RF Switch Design and Evaluation: Schematic Capture, Simulation, Physical Design, LPE, Design Verification
    • Cellular, WiFi and other frequency ranges and wireless standards
    • Conventional 50 Ohm multi-throw through switches
    • High linearity, high voltage RF switches for antenna tuning applications
    • Novel RF switch approaches for new antenna system architecures
  • Create integrated circuit solutions for new products within performance, cost, and power constraints
  • Release complete design and measurement product documentation
  • Collaborate with team to
    • Ensure proper operation of entire product
    • Develop viable packaging solutions
    • Create efficient, manufacturable and flexible device layouts
    • Define, execute and review data from characterization and reliability testing
    • Support development of high quality, cost effective production ATE solutions
    • Develop tools for Field Applications team and design win enablement

Knowledge, Skill and Competency Requirements

  • Solid understanding of:
    • RF fundamentals, Smith chart, impedance matching, power transfer
    • State of the art RF SOI Switch architecture, design techniques and technologies
    • Unique RF SOI Switch effects and how to model them
    • Bias circuitry (Charge pump, level shifter, oscillator) for RF SOI switches
    • RFIC design, small and large signal simulation, layout, verification and evaluation
  • Ability to develop a RF SOI switch from definition through to production ramp, including all multidisciplinary efforts, collaborating with discipline experts throughout
  • Ability to design experiments to effectively prove/disprove theories, with a passion for root cause
  • Experience in combining simulation and empirical results in predicting RF switch performance
  • Ability to floorplan on-chip mixed signal blocks
  • Analytical and data centric, with a strong desire to correlate simulation/analyses to measurement
  • Evaluation board design experience
  • Excellent measurement and debugging skills in the RF lab

Highly Valued Traits

  • Affinity for startup environments
  • Strong experience developing analog and RF ICs in modern CMOS technology
  • Experience with CMOS-SOI, SiGe BiCMOS and GaAs technologies
  • Excellent communication skills, including clear and complete documentation
  • Experience shipping RFIC products in high volume
  • Knowledge of device reliability mechanisms, radio architectures and requirements, and modern FEM architectures/implementations
  • Curiosity in innovation with a passion for taking product ideas to volume production
  • Cadence Virtuoso superuser
  • Team player with strong sense of urgency to complete projects on time
  • Ability to predict or debug integration issues (e.g., radiated or conducted interference)
  • Strong RF and IC design fundamentals and ability to use them correctly and creatively
  • Experience with: Matlab, ADS, HFSS, Momentum, JMP, CVI, Labview and MSOffice tools

Education and Experience

  • BSEE minimum, MSEE/PhD-EE preferred
  • 2+ years industry RF SOI switch design/development experience

Ethertronics offers market-based salaries and competitive compensation packages with competitive benefits.

Ethertronics is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

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