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Staff Analog & Mixed-Signal IC EDA/CAD Engineer

Company: Crocus Technology
Location: Santa Clara
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

Crocus Technology is seeking an EDA/CAD Engineer to support and develop EDA tools for high-performance analog ASIC design. -The engineer will be hands-on with all phases of design including foundry interface, PDK/tool flow installation, database archive and validation, tapeout and support. The engineer must be an expert in analog and mixed-signal circuit design flows and tools. The self-motivated engineer must be able to anticipate problems and devise effective solutions.
Responsibilities:

  • Support CAD environment for the design of high-performance, high-precision mixed-signal, integrated circuits for magnetic sensor applications
  • Contribute -to the development of design standards, IC development processes, CAD tools and design flows
  • Serve as CAD engineer with external IP, tool and foundry vendors:
  • Design, setup, and maintain CAD interfaces between IP vendor and Crocus Technology teams
  • Troubleshoot CAD interface issues as required
  • Tapeouts
    Minimum Expertise Requirements:
    • Expert in analog and mixed-signal IC design concepts and must demonstrate superior critical thinking skills, problem solving capabilities and engineering judgment
    • Fluent with analog EDA front and back-end tools
    • Cadence Virtuoso, ADE
    • SKILL programming
    • Mentor Calibre (end user support and rule deck writing)
      • Detailed understanding of layout concepts and guidelines
      • FlexLM license management
      • Strong UNIX/Linux and scripting language (Perl/TCL/csh/etc)
      • Linux/Windows hardware, server storage, networking, infrastructure set-up, maintenance, debug capabilities
      • Not required but preferred
      • Perforce
      • Ocean scripting
      • Linux OS support
      • Custom Pcell development
      • Custom PDK development
        Education Requirements:
        • BS 8+ years - MS/PhD preferred
        • MS 5+ years
        • PhD 3+ years
          Minimum Experience Requirements:
          • Overall: 5 years of experience working as a professional mixed signal IC CAD engineer is required
          • IC Technologies:
          • High-performance, high-precision, high-voltage IC technologies: CMOS, bipolar, BiCMOS, BCD
          • Automotive: AEC-Q100, Grade0
            • IC Design Software:
            • Experience with setting up, documenting, and maintaining analog and digital IC design flows is required
            • Experience with transistor-level IC design and verification software, e.g. Cadence Composer, Cadence Virtuoso, Cadence Spectre, Virtuoso AMS, Mentor Calibre, Cadence Assura, Skill language, is required
            • Experience with digital design flows, e.g. RTL coding, synthesis, formal verification, place and route, RC extraction, timing closure, is preferred
              • Third Party IP: Experience in designing, setting up, and maintaining CAD interfaces with external IP vendors
              • Work Environment:
              • Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment
              • Must be strong individual contributor, and also able to work as member of a small team

Keywords: Crocus Technology, Santa Clara , Staff Analog & Mixed-Signal IC EDA/CAD Engineer, Engineering , Santa Clara, California

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