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Cirrus Logic | Austin, TX
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Job Description

Join our team developing low-power/low-voltage mixed signal audio processing ICs for consumer audio markets and participate in all aspects of design from concept to production silicon. This is a challenging position in a fun, challenging, and dynamic environment and provides excellent opportunities for personal and professional growth.


* Work in a team environment to create and engineer digital design subsystems from concept through to tape-out
* Model control loop feedback and signal processing algorithms using tools such as Matlab and Simulink
* Convert subsystems into real-world final designs for integration into final product
* Support tape-out and post-silicon activities including validation, characterization, and production test
* Design and development of a variety of digital and DSP IP blocks that form the core of our high performance mixed-signal

audio processing ICs

Required Skills and Qualifications

* Requires a Master's degree in Electrical Engineering with GPA 3.6 or higher
* Working knowledge of Verilog RTL language
* Working knowledge of digital design flow from architecture, RTL design, verification, and synthesis
* Familiarity of control theory and discrete time, z-domain, signal processing techniques
* Familiarity with FIR and IIR filter design

Preferred Skills and Qualifications

* Working knowledge of high level modeling tools like Simulink, Matlab, or similar
* Experience with mixed-signal design, simulation, and verification
* Familiarity with back-end flow including synthesis, place and route, and timing analysis
* Experience generating functional test vectors for PTE
* Basic understanding of CMOS transistors
* Lab and silicon validation skills
* Strong oral and written communication skills

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

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!