Summer 2018 - RF/EM Design Engineering Co-Op


Skyworks Solutions, Inc. is empowering the wireless networking revolution. Our highly innovative analog semiconductors are connecting people, places and things spanning a number of new and previously unimagined applications. We possess broad technology capabilities and one of the most complete product portfolios in the industry. Our customers are global industry leaders who are driving innovative platforms that are changing the way we all live, work and play. Our global team collaborates daily to create the semiconductors the world relies on. If you're looking for a challenging and exciting career in a fast-paced environment, Skyworks offers a variety of roles in an environment that promotes prompt decision making, uninhibited sharing of best practices and individual ownership. Here, you'll find minimal layers of management, open communication and mutual trust and respect.

Requisition ID: 40123 


Our EM/RF design team is responsible for designing and simulating all passive aspects of power amplifier module designs including output matching networks, integrated passive devices, high-directivity daisy-chain couplers, harmonic filters, and high isolation layouts for SAW/FBAR duplexers.


Job Description:
Our RF/EM Design Engineers work on improving the  design of passive RF circuit designs in a fast-paced team environment. The Co-Op student will work closely with PA design engineers to produce optimal co-simulation results. The Co-Op will possess a reasonable understanding of electromagnetic and RF and be a driven, committed team player.

Your responsibilities will include but not be limited to the following:
o Adapting to best MCM design and PA Co-simulation methodologies
o Designing semi-lumped RF matching networks in a PCB environment
o Designing Integrated Passive Devices
o Designing high-isolation laminate layouts to support high-rejection SAW and BAW filters
o Participating and conducting design reviews
o Performing lab testing using RF test equipment

The circuit blocks involved in a typical product development may include:
o Power Amplifiers
o Integrated Passive Devices
o SAW/BAW Duplexers & High-Q RF Filters
o Switches
o Power Detectors
o Matching circuits
o High-directivity couplers

Software Tools Used are:
o Ansoft HFSS,
o Agilent ADS and Momentum
o Matlab
o Excel
o Microsoft Office/Outlook
Hardware Tools Used are:
o Network Analyzers
o Spectrum Analyzers
o Signal Generators
o Digital Receivers
o Load-Pull/Tuners
o RF Probe Stations
Job Requirements:
- Currently enrolled in a Masters or PhD program studying Electrical Engineering

- Must be returning to school after this Co-Op assignment (we will not consider students who are graduating before December 2018)
- Knowledge of EM tools such as HFSS, or Momentum
- Lab experience including the use of network analyzer, signal generator, spectrum analyzer, etc.
- Knowledge of HBT, FET, CMOS devices
- Knowledge of RF switch design, or power amplifier design, or PA classes, PAE, PA performance
- Knowledge of communication standards, such as LTE-A, WiFi, and the associated standards requirements on such as sensitivity, intermodulation, de-sense, ACLR, EVM, ADS, Virtuoso, Allegro


Skyworks is proud to be an equal opportunity employer supporting diversity in the workplace.

Full time
Newbury Park, California 91319, US