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Mixed Signal Validation Engineer
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Cirrus Logic | Austin, TX
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Job Description

This position is part of the Pre-Silicon Emulation / Post-Silicon Validation team focused on bringing leading edge Mixed Signal Audio chips to market. Cirrus Logic's Audio chips enable an incredible audio experience with highly integrated platform level functionality in terms of performance while delivering lowest power consumption and highest efficiency.


* Develop and execute tests on the lab bench per the validation plan during pre-silicon and post-silicon phases of the product to ensure functionality and performance as per the datasheet
* Develop automated test framework and regression test suites in MATLAB and/or LabVIEW to optimize validation efficiency
* Work with validation peers to implement best practices and continuous improvements to Cirrus Logic validation methodologies
* Collaborate closely with IC Design engineers, Systems engineers and Application engineers to understand requirements and use cases.
* Debug analog/digital silicon issues, board issues and Validation software/hardware tools issues
* Analyze test results and identify failures/defects using business intelligence tools such as Spotfire
* Design mixed-signal boards for silicon validationand FPGA emulation. This involves schematic capture, layout, Verilog FPGA development and board bring up
* Develop and work with supporting HW (FPGA, DSP, ARM, 8051, JTAG, debuggers) and SW (Scripting, Schematic capture, C, firmware) collaterals

Required Skills and Qualifications

* BS in Electrical or Computer Engineering with 2 years of experience OR MS in Electrical or Computer Engineering with 0 years of experience with a GPA of 3.5 or higher
* Experience with scripting or programming languages such as MATLAB, LabVIEW, C, Python or similar
* Experience in designing mixed signal boards and FPGA Verilog coding
* Solid hands-on experience in lab equipment such as oscilloscopes, signal generators, audio analyzers, logic analyzers or spectrum analyzers for measurement and debugging issues
* Sound electrical engineering knowledge in analog, digital, power electronics or audio engineering. This includes mixed signal building blocks such as ADC, DAC, PLLs, amplifiers, signal processing and measurement, IC control/communication protocols
* Self-motivated with excellent problem solving skills and attention to detail are highly valued as you will need to understand silicon, board and software interactions

Preferred Skills and Qualifications

* Experience in various automation framework hardware tools (FPGA, DSP, NI Data Acquisition) or software tools/languages (Scripting languages, SQL, test sequencers such as NI Teststand, Spotfire, schematic capture tools)
* Demonstrated aptitude in system understanding of various industry interface standards such as I2C, SPI, USB, I2S, TDM or high-speed control/data bus as examples
* Prior internship experience desired for entry level candidates or recent college graduates

This position is located in Austin, TX

Cirrus Logic is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We strive to select the best qualified applicant for any opening and to reward employees based on their skills, experience and performance. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, pregnancy status, marital status, gender, age, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law.

About Cirrus Logic

Company Description

Cirrus Logic is recognized worldwide as a leading supplier of signal processing components for audio and energy applications. Founded in 1984 with headquarters in Austin, Texas, Cirrus Logic is fabless, and has more than 1,000 patents that are key to our more than 700 products serving more than 3,000 end customers globally.

Cirrus Logic’s products reach into a wide variety of audio markets including consumer home audio, professional audio, automotive audio and portable audio, as well as energy and industrial markets such as energy exploration, energy measurement, industrial measurement and energy control. The most respected global manufacturers such as Cisco Systems, Harman Kardon, LG Electronics, Onkyo, Philips, Samsung, Schlumberger, Sony and Vizio rely on Cirrus Logic technology.

Cirrus Logic’s audio products include analog-to-digital converters (ADCs), digital-to-analog converters (DACs), codecs, interface products, volume control ICs and digital amplifiers. These products can be found in such applications as audio/video receivers, soundbars, DTVs, portable media players, smart phones, amplifiers, head units, satellite radios, music instruments and mixing consoles.

Cirrus Logic’s products for energy and industrial applications include ADCs, DACs, linear amplifiers, PWM amplifiers, successive approximation register (aka “SAR”) converters and amplifier ICs. These products can be found in such applications as digital utility meters, home energy monitors, seismic sensors, weigh scales, motor control and, soon, digital PFC.

Company History

Patil Systems, Inc., is founded in Salt Lake City in 1981, by Dr. Suhas Patil and renamed as Cirrus Logic when it moved to Silicon Valley in 1984 to focus on solutions for the growing PC components market. Michael Hackworth was named president and chief executive officer in January 1985, and served as CEO until February 1999. It joined the Nasdaq market listing in 1989 (symbol: CRUS). Cirrus Logic acquired Crystal Semiconductor, a leading supplier of analog and mixed-signal converter ICs, in 1991. In the early 1990s, Cirrus Logic became a leading supplier of PC graphics chips, audio converters and chips for magnetic storage products. David D. French joined Cirrus Logic, Inc., as president and chief operating officer in June 1998 and was named chief executive officer in February 1999. Soon after joining the company, through an acquisition strategy Mr. French repositioned the company into a premier supplier of high-performance analog and digital processing chip solutions for consumer entertainment electronics. In June 2005, Cirrus Logic sold its video products operation to an investment firm, creating privately-owned Magnum Semiconductor. After French resigned in March 2007, Jason Rhode, formerly the vice president and general manager of Cirrus' Mixed Signal Audio Division, was named president and CEO in May 2007. Today, Cirrus Logic is focused on its high-precision technologies for digital signal processing components for audio and energy markets.

Mission & Values

Cirrus Logic's mission is to provide innovative, high-performance analog and digital signal processing components that "rock". Our vision is clear—to be the first choice in signal processing components for audio and energy applications. Not the biggest. Just the best. If we make it, our customers will want to buy it.

Working Here

This is a hands-on, fast-paced setting. We offer ongoing training, professional development opportunities and multiple career paths, so you can go as far and as fast as your ambition allows. The atmosphere is fun and casual, with plenty of perks and frequent events to keep you inspired.

Hiring Information

Please visit our career site at http://www.cirrus.com/en/careers/


Beyond a competitive salary, enjoy generous benefits including:

Health & Welfare:
Health insurance, dental coverage and vision plan, plus company-paid life and disability insurance

401(k) Plan:
Valuable retirement savings program with company matching contribution

Stock and Bonuses:
Employee stock purchase plan, stock option plan, and corporate bonus program

Personal Benefits:
Paid holidays and personal time off, tuition reimbursement, recreational opportunities, employee assistance program, and health & dependent care reimbursement accounts

Corporate Programs:
Local community involvement, charitable activities, company events and gatherings

Honors & Awards

We win awards for our great workplace—which is probably why the greatest people work here. Our teams have won "Product of the Year" and "Innovation of the Year" awards. In fact, John Melanson, one of our Technical Fellows, won an Academy Award and was named "Texas Inventor of the Year." You could be next!