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Modem ASIC/RFIC Layout Designer

San Jose, CA

Posted: 03/21/2024 Employment Type: Contract Industry: Engineering Job Number: 5825 Pay Rate: 75

Job Description

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Contract Position: Modem ASIC/RFIC Layout Designer

Role Summary: You will be a pivotal member of the RFIC design team, focusing on the development and validation of bespoke RF and analog intellectual property (IP) for advanced system-on-chip (SoC) products, forged with the latest CMOS technology.

Essential Qualifications:

  • Over five years of practical experience in RF/analog layout, boasting proficiency in deep sub-micron CMOS technologies (e.g., 28nm, FinFETs).
  • Skilled in various layout techniques aimed at optimizing device performance, including device matching, minimizing parasitics, RF shielding, and high-frequency routing.
  • Competent in identifying and resolving layout-related reliability issues, collaborating with circuit designers to formulate the best solutions.
  • Proficient with CALIBRE for DRC, ERC, LVS analysis, etc.
  • Well-versed in using CADENCE layout tools and Mentor Graphics verification utilities.
  • Excellent communication skills and experience in collaborating effectively with multi-disciplinary teams.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Design transistor-level layouts for RF and analog blocks such as LNAs, mixers, PLLs, oscillators, modulators, power amplifiers, ADCs/DACs, baseband filters, and reference circuits.
  • Integrate critical analog components like resistors, capacitors, and inductors into the IC architecture.
  • Oversee the full verification process, from block to top-level layout, encompassing RLC extraction, DRC, LVS, and DFM checks.
  • Work in tandem with design engineers on floor planning at both block and system levels.
  • Perform detailed reviews of the layouts for power/ground integrity, electromigration, signal integrity, as well as matching and coupling accuracy.
  • Ensure the seamless integration and validation of the top-level layout, adhering to project schedules and deliverables.

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