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Senior Analog Design Engineer


This is a Contract position in Nanaimo, BC posted May 29, 2021.

Job Description and Requirements In this role, you will work on the design, development, and refinement of Multi-Gbps NRZ & PAM4 SERDES IP.

You will be part of a fast-growing analog and mixed signal R&D team developing high speed analog integrated circuits in the latest FinFET process nodes.

Working from SerDes standards to block specifications, you quickly identify potential circuit architectures and successful design strategies.

You will work with a cross functional design team of analog and digital designers from a wide variety of backgrounds.

Our environment is best in class with a full suite of IC design tools supplemented by custom, in-house tools supported by an experienced software/CAD team.

Job Responsibilities Review SerDes standards to develop analog sub-block specifications.

Identify and refine circuit architectures to achieve optimal power, area and performance targets.

Propose design and verification strategies that efficiently use simulator features to ensure highest quality design.

Oversee physical layout to minimize the effect of parasitics, device stress, and process variation.

Present simulation data for peer and customer review.

Document design features and test plans.

Consult on the electrical characterization of your circuit within the SerDes IP product.

Propose solutions for post-silicon design updates.

Job Requirements PhD with 1 years, or MSc with 3 years of practical analog IC design experience; degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering or other relevant field of study.

In depth familiarity with transistor level circuit design
– sound CMOS design fundamentals.

Detailed design experience with one, and familiarity with several other SerDes sub-circuits:receive equalizers, samplers, voltage/current-mode drivers, serializers, deserializers, voltage-controlled oscillator, phase mixer, delay-locked loop, phase locked loop, bandgap reference, ADC, DAC Aware of ESD issues (i.e.

circuit techniques, layout).

Familiarity with custom digital design (i.e.

high-speed logic paths).

Understanding of design for reliability (i.e.

EM, IR, aging, etc.).

Understanding of layout effects (i.e.

matching, reliability, proximity effects, etc.).

Experience with tools for schematic entry, physical layout, and design verification.

Hands-on experience with physical layout of high-speed circuits is a plus.

Understanding of SPICE simulators and simulation methods.

Knowledgeable in Verilog-A for analog behavioral modeling and simulation-control/data-capture.

Experience with TCL, Perl, C, Python, MATLAB, or other scripting languages is desired.

Good communication and documentation skills Our Silicon IP business is all about integrating more capabilities into an SoC-faster.

We offer the world’s broadest portfolio of silicon IP-predesigned blocks of logic, memory, interfaces, analog, security, and embedded processors.

All to help customers integrate more capabilities.

Meet unique performance, power, and size requirements of their target applications.

And get differentiated products to market quickly with reduced risk.

At Synopsys, we’re at the heart of the innovations that change the way we work and play.

Self-driving cars.

Artificial Intelligence.

The cloud.


The Internet of Things.

These breakthroughs are ushering in the Era of Smart Everything.

And we’re powering it all with the world’s most advanced technologies for chip design and software security.

If you share our passion for innovation, we want to meet you.

Inclusion and Diversity are important to us.

Synopsys considers all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, military veteran status, or disability.

Synopsys Canada ULC values the diversity of our workforce.

We are committed to provide access & opportunity to individuals with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodation to individuals throughout the recruitment and employment process.

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