Analog Design Engineer
3d ago

Specific Responsibilities :

  • Chip-level and block-level specification definition
  • Circuit architectural design and verification
  • Transistor level analog IC circuit design and verification
  • Directly conduct or closely supervise the analog circuit layout
  • Conduct design reviews and resolve action items generated as a result of these reviews
  • Attend design reviews to provide input and guidance to other designers
  • Work with digital designers to interface with and verify analog circuit block
  • Assist in prototype chip testing to validate analog circuit blocks
  • Develop and implement a manufacturing test plan for analog circuit blocks; support efficient test program development
  • Support Marketing in product definition
  • Support Product Engineering to meet manufacturing and production needs
  • Support Applications Engineering to meet customer needs
  • Qualifications :

    The qualified candidate must be have experience in developing advanced analog / mixed-signal circuits, including transistor level design, layout, test, evaluation, and debugging of prototype ICs.

    The ideal candidate must have a strong intuitive and analytical understanding of transistor-level design including stability, matching, transient and low power design trade-offs.

    A deep knowledge of transistor operation in the subthreshold regime is highly desirable. The Analog IC Design Engineer must work extensively with Digital, Applications, Testing and Product Engineers, so a familiarity with digital, lab, and product test issues is highly desirable.

    Specific Qualifications :

  • Master’s degree or equivalent training in related field and 3+ years of related experience. An advanced degree (e.g., PhD) may reduce the minimum experience required.
  • Experience in the full design flow, from specification to circuit design / verification, to prototype testing, to high volume production support.
  • Experience in top level verification, integration of IP blocks, LVS, DRC, FILL and tape out experience desirable.
  • Experience with IO and ESD is extremely desirable.
  • Solid background in semiconductor physics and signal processing.
  • Experience designing subthreshold-biased or ultra-low power analog circuits is a plus.
  • Experience with mixed mode simulators and Verilog-AMS is a plus.
  • Experience working with a team of Analog and Digital Designers in a mixed-signal environment.
  • Experience guiding layout trade-offs for performance and size.
  • Experience designing analog circuits for testability using special test modes, production trimming, and more.
  • Familiar with Cadence Virtuoso tools.
  • Key Personal and Professional Attributes :

    Ambiq management is building a company that values continued technology innovation, a fanatical attention to customer needs, collaborative decision making, and, above all, enthusiasm for energy efficiency.

    The incoming candidate should embrace these same values. The successful candidate must be self-motivated, extremely creative, and should be comfortable learning exciting new technologies.

    This is an opportunity for growth and an opportunity to work on complex, interesting, and challenging projects.

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