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Intern, Analog/RF IC Design - Summer 2024

🚀 Off-cycle Internship


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  • You should have a strong foundation in analog/RF circuit design, circuit analysis, and simulation tools. Experience with RF concepts, IC development processes, and digital programming is essential. Collaborative, detail-oriented, and proactive mindset required. BS/MS in EE in progress.
  • You will analyze, model, automate, develop tests, and visualize data for analog/RF IC designs, driving improvements and ensuring functionality in various conditions.

Off-cycle Internship



  • Intern will verify (in simulation) and validate (with measurements) large analog/RF IC design over various operating conditions and modes of operation. The specific product class is Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits (RFIC) with digital control and analog/mixed-signal (AMS) interfaces. Tasks may include root-cause of failures or development of improvements to meet specifications. The candidate will support products during the entire product life cycle from product definition through product release to end-of-life. As part of a cross-functional product development team the candidate will support other essential disciplines including characterization, production engineering, and test engineering.


  • In order to perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
  • Critical Thinking: Skilled at finding logical flaws in arguments and plans; identifies problems and solutions that others might miss; provides detailed insight and constructive criticism into problems and complex situations
  • Working with Ambiguity: Achieves forward progress in the face of poorly defined situations and/or unclear goals; able to work effectively with limited or partial information
  • Displaying Technical Expertise: Keeps his/her technical skills current; effectively applies specialized knowledge and skills to perform work tasks; understands and masters the technical skills, knowledge, and tasks associated with his/her job; shares technical expertise with others.
  • Driving for Results: Aggressively pursues challenging goals and objectives; willingness to put in considerable time and effort to accomplish objectives; takes a highly focused, goal driven approach toward work
  • Making Accurate Judgments and Decisions: Bases decisions on a systematic review of relevant facts and information; avoids making assumptions or rushing to judgment; provides clear rationale for decisions
  • Minimum Qualifications (Experience and Skills):
  • Classes in analog circuit design and circuit analysis
  • Classes or experience with circuit simulators (Cadence spectre, or any SPICE)
  • Classes or experience with RF design concepts (S-parameters, matching, IP, Noise Figure)
  • Knowledge of RF and analog circuit concepts, including circuit analysis, bias, gain, linearity, noise, small-signal vs large-signal behavior, power, and time-domain vs frequency-domain analysis
  • Understanding CMOS/SOI processing, device physics, IC development process
  • Understanding of digital programming concepts such as truth tables, decoders, register maps, and serial interfaces
  • Strength in documentation clarity and completeness
  • Willingness to collaborate, take initiative to solve challenges, humble approach to problem-solving
  • Knowledge of interpreted (scripting) languages such as Ruby or Python, especially for data analysis and task automation
  • Preferred Qualifications:
  • Classes in RF circuit design or electromagnetic design/analysis
  • Classes in digital design or mixed-signal design/analysis
  • Classes or experience with circuit simulators (Cadence Spectre, ADS, or any SPICE)
  • Classes or experience with electromagnetic simulators (HFSS, EMX, Momentum, Sonet, etc.)
  • Education Requirements:
  • BSEE in progress (must be completing 3+ yr)
  • or
  • MSEE enrolled/in-progress

Education requirements

Currently Studying

Area of Responsibilities



  • Circuit Analysis: understand principles of circuit operation, derive mathematical descriptions, understand trade-offs, prescribe improvements
  • Data Analysis: harness results of tests, determining pass/fail criterion, statistical analysis, hypothesis testing
  • Modeling: analyze application of solution and drive non-idealities back to simulation/measurement
  • Automation: Define, architect, and implement automation suite to simulate design functionality over modes of operation, process, temperature, voltage, and other environmental conditions
  • Test Development: aid in construction of directed tests, schematic entry of tests, definition of outputs, manual simulations, and script-based simulations
  • Data Visualization: plot outputs, group and annotate outputs


Work type

Full time

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