Analog Design Engineer

Taiwan (any location)

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/production needs.
  • Support applications engineering to meet customer needs.

Experience Required:

The qualified candidate must be an engineer with experience developing advanced analog/mixed-signal circuits. Experience must include high-level modeling, specification definition, 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 noise analysis, low power design trade-offs, and architectural and systems issues. A deep knowledge of transistor operation in the subthreshold regime is highly desirable. The analog IC design engineer must work extensively with digital, applications, and product engineers, so a familiarity with digital, lab, and product test issues is also highly desirable.

Key Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree or equivalent training in related field and 3+ years of related experience.
  • 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 designing various analog circuits including at least three of the following circuits: voltage regulators, voltage reference generators, analog-to-digital converters, crystal oscillators, and DC-DC converters
  • Experience with IO and ESD is extremely desirable.
  • Solid background in semiconductor physics and signal processing is a plus.
  • Experience designing subthreshold-biased, or ultra-low power analog circuits is desirable.
  • Experience with mixed mode simulators and Verilog-ams is desirable.
  • 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 test-ability using special test modes, production trimming, etc.

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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