Analog/MXS Design Engineer

Job Description
Department Name Engineering - Integrated Circuit Designer

Company Description

Synaptics is the leading worldwide developer of user interface solutions for mobile computing, communications and entertainment devices. Our mission is to enrich the interaction between users and their intelligent devices. Synaptics products emphasize ease of use, small size, low power consumption, advanced functionality, durability and reliability, making them applicable to a multitude of markets, including notebook computers, PC peripherals, mobile phones, and portable entertainment devices such as MP3 players.

Job Requirements

The IC Design team is searching for a hands-on, team oriented, IC design engineer with strong analog and RF expertise. In this role, the engineer will be responsible for the design and verification of mixed-signal integrated circuits that implement innovative touch sensing and mobile display driver technologies. We are looking for a self-motivated experienced engineer who will take a lead role in our development teams, working closely with our Marketing and Applications team as well as directly with customers in the definition of new projects. This will involve interaction with existing and future customers to ensure that the architectures employed represent the optimum balance of power, size, cost and accuracy. Responsibilities include:

Help define new products, circuit designs and architectures for the touch and display controller markets

Interface with test, product and applications engineers to help successfully bring new products from initial concept through release to production

Carrying out detailed analog and mixed-signal circuit analysis using both hand analysis and computer simulation at both the transistor & top level

Gain an in-depth knowledge of process technologies used

Drive silicon performance evaluation in the lab and analyze pre-production test data

Assisting customers with new and existing designs regarding RF interference mitigation

Work closely with Layout Team on critical blocks

Schedule tasks and goals to complete designs on time that meet all specifications.

Produce or contribute to product design support materials (data sheets, articles, app notes, develop design tools, etc.)

Some travel may be required as part of this role

Required Qualifications

He or she should have an excellent knowledge of Analog Electronics, be capable of accepting responsibility and have good interpersonal skills. The person should be able to demonstrate a track record of initiative and innovation in their previous design experience. The successful candidate will be highly motivated and quick to adopt new technologies. Exceptional interpersonal, time management and communication skills are critical for working with engineering and product development groups. He/She must have the ability to multi-task, thus ensuring timely completion of several complex independent tasks. The candidate should have significant experience in the following areas:

BS in Electrical Engineering with about 15 or more years experience in designing analog and mixed signal IC design. MS EE Preferred

Specification / Architecture / Floorplan development

Experience in using Cadence IC design environment

Working knowledge of Verilog, Verilog-A and Verilog-AMS

Experience with Analog Mixed-Signal (AMS) tools such as Cadence AMS-Designer and experienced with Mixed mode simulation and modeling

Switched capacitor circuit design experience

Excellent low power linear analog design experience including voltage references, oscillators, low power opamps and others

Low power DACs and ADCs design experience

Power supply block circuit design experience (switch mode, charge pump and low drop-out regulators)

High speed serial interface design experience

Must have excellent communication skills and ability to work independently.

Desired Qualifications

Display Driver architecture development and design experience on Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) or similar platforms
Hands on circuit design experience in RF communications systems
Strong RF measurement lab skills
Power supply management design experience



Job Code

State or Province

New York

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