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Job Description: Analog IC Design Engineer


Seeking an experienced Analog IC design engineer for developing complex analog mixed signal ICs for Industrial Control, Industrial Power, Isolation, and other Infrastructure applications. The position requires a strong analog circuit design background including a strong history of innovative product and IP definition and design. Depending on experience level, the individual will participate in product roadmaps, definition, technology selection, design, and verification. The individual will have a role in defining and implementing the overall system architecture, designing transistor-level analog circuit blocks, simulating sub-system performance, creating and using behavioral models of blocks and the entire IC, doing and/or supervising physical layout, verifying circuit and chip-level operation and performance, and assisting with tape-out related activities. Responsibilities will also include detailed documentation, silicon evaluation and debugging, production test development support, customer support, and other activities as required for the achievement of high volume production.

* Responsibilities
* Architects, designs and verifies circuits, logic, systems, algorithms, etc. to meet product requirements
* Determine design approaches and parameters
* Develops innovative new designs for patenting or protecting as trade secret
* Demonstrates good judgment in solving a broad range of issues, based on an advanced understanding of industry practices and company policies and procedures
* Responsible for custom layout, including overseeing the work of layout designers
* Reports on design results through design reviews, in accordance with company quality requirements and resolves action items generated as a result of these reviews
* Attends design reviews to provide input and learn from other designers' experiences
* Research design techniques through technical publications and seminars
* Supports marketing in product definition
* Having a wide-ranging experience uses professional concepts and company objectives to resolve complex issues in creative and effective way
* Determines methods and procedures on new assignments and may coordinate the activities of other personnel

Education Requirements

* M.S. or Ph.D in Electrical Engineering
* 1-2 years of analog/mixed-signal design experience developing mixed-signal ICs
* A new college graduate with equivalent experience gained through internship is acceptable

Minimum Requirements

* Advanced knowledge of MOS transistors and analog circuit design
* Advanced knowledge of device physics and CMOS/BiCMOS fabrication processes
* Knowledge of complex AC/DC analysis (poles, zeros, compensation), loop dynamics and feedback systems
* Advanced knowledge in signals ,systems and transforms
* Advanced understanding of layout tradeoffs for performance and size
* Previous design experience in one or more of the following areas:
* Building blocks: OPAMPs, gm-C filters, switched capacitors, ADCs, DACs, bandgaps, comparators
* High-speed, high-performance analog/mixed-signal circuit design techniques
* Frequency synthesis: phase detectors, ring oscillators, LC-VCOs, PLLs
* Integrated power conversion circuits (charge-pumps, LDO's, rectifiers, amplifiers)
* Experience with power electronics and knowledge of high voltage IC processes (e.g. BCD, SOI)

Additional skills (one or more of these are highly desirable)

* Advanced MOS Device modeling skills (noise, excess thermal noise, DIBL)
* Exceptional laboratory measurement skills (analog, RF-as req.)
* System knowledge (e.g., isolators) and advanced design skills in system modeling
* Strong knowledge of circuit simulation tools, layout verification tools, Matlab, and UNIX
* Excellent written and verbal presentation skills

About Silicon Laboratories Inc.

Silicon Laboratories Inc. designs and develops mixed-signal analog intensive integrated circuits (ICs) for a range of applications. Its mixed-signal ICs are electronic components that convert analog signals, such as sound and radio waves, into digital signals that electronic products can process. The Company provides products for use in a variety of electronic products in a range of applications, including portable devices, satellite set top boxes, sensors, amplitude modulation/frequency modulation (AM/FM) radios, test and measurement equipment, personal video recorders, industrial monitoring and control, central office telephone equipment, customer premises equipment and networking equipment. Its products integrate mixed-signal functions that are frequently performed by numerous discrete components in products into single chips or chipsets. On July 29, 2008, the Company acquired Integration Associates. (Source: 10-K)