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PLL Circuit Design Engineer

Company: Advanced Micro Devices
Location: Santa Clara
Posted on: September 19, 2022

Job Description:

What you do at AMD changes everything

At AMD, we push the boundaries of what is possible. We believe in changing the world for the better by driving innovation in high-performance computing, graphics, and visualization technologies - building blocks for gaming, immersive platforms, and the data center.

Developing great technology takes more than talent: it takes amazing people who understand collaboration, respect, and who will go the "extra mile" to achieve unthinkable results. It takes people who have the passion and desire to disrupt the status quo, push boundaries, deliver innovation, and change the world. If you have this type of passion, we invite you to take a look at the opportunities available to come join our team.

The role:

AMD is searching for an experienced Circuit Design Engineer to join the fast-growing PLL design team, responsible for defining, specifying, and implementing current and future advanced PLL IPs powering AMD products. Join a dynamic team and give a boost to your personal career in a challenging and fascinating ever-growing, never-boring area! Looking forward to welcoming you in the team!

The Person:

  • Solid knowledge Analog Circuit Design in FinFET technology specifically in PLLs and associated subblocks including VCO, charge-pump, dividers, state machines, LDO, feedback and compensation techniques, bandgap, TDC, interpolator circuits, high speed buffers etc.
  • Solid knowledge of industry standard tools and practices for analog circuit design
  • Good knowledge in Physical design, STA, methodology scripts (Tcl), knowledge on Perl, Python
  • Quality-oriented mindset
  • Strong and effective communication skills and team spirit
    Key Responsibilities:
    • Design of complex building blocks of a PLL including architecture development and transistor level circuit design
    • Run pre-tape out verification flows to confirm design meets performance, power, reliability, and timing requirements.
    • Work closely with mask design engineers to deliver the physical design as well as define production/bench-level test plans with post-silicon characterization groups for silicon evaluation to ensure interlocked and high-quality execution
    • Lead/mentor junior engineers
      Preferred Experience:
      • Professional experience in the semiconductor industry
      • Experience in FinFET & Dual Patterning nodes such as 16/14/10/7nm
      • Hands-on design experience in performance analog and hybrid Phase Locked Loops, analog-to-digital (ADC), digital-to-analog (DAC) data converter, VCO, LDO, bandgap, charge pump, op-amps, interpolator circuits.
      • Experience with the following is a plus: Digital PLL techniques, TDC or DSP and control theory experience related to digital PLLs, Dual charge-pump PLL designs, Fractional-N PLLs, spread-spectrum PLLs.
      • Proficient with Cadence custom circuit design tools like ADE-L and ADE-XL and running Monte-Carlo, noise, aging, EM, and IR drop simulations and stability analysis. Helic/EMX is a plus.
      • Have good experience with simulation tools such as Spectre, Hspice, AFS, and MATLAB, System Verilog, Python.
      • Capable of understanding DRC and LVS results with verification tools (Calibre, ICV, or like)
      • Proficiency in scripting languages like Perl, Python, MATLAB etc. is a plus.
      • Able to work effectively in a team, with good interpersonal skills, enthusiasm, and positive energy
      • Possess strong analytical/problem solving skills and pronounced attention to details
      • Must be a self-starter, and able to independently drive tasks to completion
        • Master's in electrical engineering or equivalent preferred

          Requisition Numbe r: 160242
          Country: United States State: California City: Santa Clara
          Job Function: Design

          Benefits offered are described here .

          AMD does not accept unsolicited resumes from headhunters, recruitment agencies or fee based recruitment services. AMD and its subsidiaries are equal opportunity employers. We consider candidates regardless of age, ancestry, color, marital status, medical condition, mental or physical disability, national origin, race, religion, political and/or third party affiliation, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, military or veteran status. Please click here for more information.

Keywords: Advanced Micro Devices, Santa Clara , PLL Circuit Design Engineer, Engineering , Santa Clara, California

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