5G RF Architect
NXP Semiconductors
San Jose
hace 1 día

5G RF Architect

Business Line Description :

NXP’s Edge Processing business line is empowering the Edge with an embedded compute portfolio of processors & microcontrollers that are built on the foundation of scalability, performance efficiency, security, and intelligence.

The NXP’s 5G Access Edge technologies, based on the open O-RAN architecture, let designers deploy tailored 5G solutions faster while giving them an easier, more cost-effective way to maintain, upgrade and extend their 5G capabilities.

We are a diversified team with high energy, an open collaboration environment and eagerness for continuous improvement.

Our team is seeking a senior 5G RF Architect, with experience in design, development and deployment of RF subsystems for 5G wireless access solutions (Fixed Wireless Access, Small Cells etc).

The candidate will be working on the fast paced, and leading edge advanced wireless technologies building exciting and complex hardware / software solutions.

Job Summary

  • Ownership of RF specifications for FR1, FR2 frequency ranges
  • Ownership for RF standalone testing and RF characterization
  • Coordination of collaboration with RF partners / vendors
  • Coordination of work required for Power Amplifier (PA) characterization and linearization
  • Ownership of RF testing design and automation
  • Close collaboration with 5G System Architect and L1 Architect on defining RF specifications across HW (SoC & board)
  • Interface with customers and partners to understand variances and evolutions of requirements
  • Create technical literature such as datasheets, application notes, product brief, system specifications
  • 10-20% travel may be required
  • Key Challenges

  • In-depth knowledge of cellular radio standards (GSM, UMTS, LTE, NR), regulatory requirements, and carrier requirements
  • In-depth knowledge with RF architecture and requirements for multi-antenna systems, mmWave beamforming, and radiated requirements for multi-antenna systems.
  • Strong understanding of antenna array theory and associated measurement methods.
  • Experience in very high frequencies domains (GHz, THz).
  • Very good understanding of PA characterization procedures and parameters as well as PA linearization techniques
  • Very good understanding of TDD specific latencies and time-critical commands in a TDD RF sub-system
  • Understanding of calibration system procedures (coordination with the BSP for factory calibration procedures)
  • Knowledge of RF coexistence of diverse systems (e.g. active and passive systems) and spectrum policy
  • Knowledge of WiFi connectivity standards (IEEE .11ax, IEEE .11ac / ax / ad / ay)
  • Cross Functional Aspects

  • Hardware Design Manager for Networking products
  • Product Marketing Managers to align on strategy and roadmap pertaining to RF
  • Chief Product Architects from customers for requirements alignment and product evolution
  • Job Qualifications

  • BS in Electrical Engineering or other similar discipline with at least 10 years of relevant experience.
  • MS in Electrical Engineering preferred (higher level education may substitute for some experience).
  • PhD is a plus
  • Austin, TX
  • NXPis an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer regardless of age, color, national origin, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and / or expression, marital status, status as a disabled veteran and / or veteran of the Vietnam Era or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

    In addition, NXP will provide reasonable accommodations for otherwise qualified disabled individuals.

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