RF/Analog Functional Verification Engineer - San Jose
San Jose
hace 6 días

Company :

Qualcomm Atheros, Inc.

Job Area :

Engineering Group, Engineering Group >

General Summary

Qualcomm’s Connectivity functional verification team is looking for an enthusiastic new team member to participate in the pre-silicon verification of high performance RFICs for WIFI radio and personal navigation applications.

Responsibilities include :

Based on analog circuit design, developing, and debugging behavioral models for event driven simulation, as well as models for mixed signal simulation.

Developing and maintaining self-checking test benches

Define and develop test coverages and test sequences for design verification

Maintaining scripts that streamline release of netlists and generation of programming instructions.

Diagnosing failed tests

Verifying chip level functionality, tracking result, and logging bugs.

Participate in methodology development.

Skills / Experience

At least 3 years of experience in digital design or functional verification, preferably of RF or mixed signal chips.

Solid understanding of RF-analog circuit design

Solid understanding of digital logic design Solid knowledge of behavioral modeling

Working knowledge of Cadence’s AMS designers / XCelium (setup, netlisting, error messages ).

Proficient at System Verilog

Proficient at scripting, preferably with Python, Perl, C-Shell and Cadence SKILL

Familiarity with serial bus interfaces, register controllers, and state machines.

Familiarity with RF transceiver architectures, phase lock loops (PLLs), analog-to-digital converters, and digital-to-analog converters (ADCs and DACs) would be extremely helpful.

Familiarity with verification methodologies like UVM are a plus.


A master’s degree, or higher, in EE and / or computer science, or equivalent experience is required.

Physical Requirements

  • Frequently transports between offices, buildings, and campuses up to ½ mile.
  • Frequently transports and installs equipment up to 5 lbs.
  • Performs required tasks at various heights (e.g., standing or sitting).
  • Monitors and utilizes computers and test equipment for more than 6 hours a day.
  • Continuous communication which includes the comprehension of information with colleagues, customers, and vendors both in person and remotely.
  • Minimum Qualifications

    Education :

    Bachelors - Engineering, Bachelors - Science

    Work Experiences : Certifications :

    Certifications : Skills :

    Skills :

    Preferred Qualifications

    Education :

    Bachelors - Computer Engineering, Bachelors - Computer Science, Bachelors - Electrical Engineering

    Work Experiences :

    6+ months experience with architecture and design tools. ,6+ months experience with scripting tools and programming languages.

    6+ months experience with design verification methods.

    Certifications : Skills :

    Skills :

    ASIC Verification, Matlab C, Multicore System-On-Chip (SoC), Perl Programming, Simulation Software

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