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Broadcom | San Diego, California
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Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ: BRCM), a FORTUNE 500® company, is a global leader and innovator in semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications. Broadcom® products seamlessly deliver voice, video, data and multimedia connectivity in the home, office and mobile environments. With the industry's broadest portfolio of state-of-the-art system-on-a-chip and embedded software solutions, Broadcom is changing the world by Connecting everything®.
Job Req ID: 609 
Job Posting Title: Mid to Principal level RFIC Design Engineer
City: San Diego
State: California
Country: USA
Alternate Location: N/A
Percent of Travel Required: 0% - 25%
Job Function: Engineering
Discipline: ENG-Hardware-IC Design

Broadcom's radio team is responsible for the design of all WLAN radio transceivers. Products include Broadcom's AirForce™- product family offers the broadest line of Wi-Fi® integrated circuits in the industry for system designs ranging from PC and consumer devices to access points and routers. Broadcom's AirForce™- 802.11a, 802.11b, 54g® and Intensi-fi® solutions enable manufacturers to build Wi-Fi products with the performance, interoperability, security and ease-of-use that consumers and businesses demand. AirForce solutions can be found in leading brands of Wi-Fi gear such as Apple, Belkin, Buffalo, Dell, eMachines, Gateway, HP, Linksys/Cisco, and Motorola. Additionally, our design team is an integral part in Broadcom's pursuit to capture the COMBO SoC market (Combination chipsets including: Cellular, GPS, BT, NFC, FM).

We are actively seeking talented RFIC design engineers who want to join a dynamic and experienced team and take their technical knowledge to the next level in our mission of excellence. You will be responsible for the design of radios in various digital technologies including deep submicron CMOS including the design of RFIC transceiver blocks such as low noise amplifiers, power amplifiers, VGAs, mixers, RF PLLs & synthesizers and filters. You may help with transistor modeling for RF design, RF board and module design, and lab characterizations.


-Typically requires a BSEE degree and 6-12+ years of experience, or an MSEE degree and 3-9+ years of experience or a PhD and 0-6+ years of experience.

* Expertise in RFIC CMOS designs is highly desirable.

* Ideal candidates will have at least 2 years RF CMOS design experience in several of the following areas:

- RF blocks used in transmitters and receivers

- Front-end (LNA, mixers, PA drivers, PAs)

- PLLs & Frequency Synthesizers

- Transceivers baseband blocks (filters, VGA, ADCs & DACs)

* Must be a self-starter, has passion for his/her work, and be able to work well in a team of RFIC design engineers.

* System-level specification, floorplanning, characterization, and productization experience is desired.



Broadcom is an equal opportunity employer (Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans)

About Broadcom

Broadcom Corporation (Broadcom) is a provider of semiconductors for wired and wireless communications. Broadcom provides a portfolio of system-on-a-chip (SoC) and software solutions to manufacturers of computing and networking equipment, digital entertainment and broadband access products, and mobile devices. Its product portfolio includes solutions for digital cable, satellite and Internet potocol (IP) set-top boxes and media servers; high definition television (HDTV); digital versatile discs (DVD) players and personal video recording (PVR) devices; cable and digital subscriber lines (DSL) modems and residential gateways; transmission and switching for local, metropolitan, wide area and storage networking; server solutions; broadband network and security processors; cellular communications; global positioning system (GPS) applications; mobile multimedia and applications processors; mobile power management, and voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) gateway and telephony systems. (Source: 10-K)

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