Summer 2018 - RF Design 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: 40683 


Job Responsibilities:

1. Simulating/validating performance across supply, temperature and frequency

2. Block-level design and simulation to understand the circuits that are being measured and correlating measurements with simulation

3. Creating compliance matrices against spec, plotting results and presenting results summary

4. Tuning RF front end modules in the lab

5. Impedance matching using Smith chart

Job Requirements:

  • Currently enrolled in an MS or PhD program in Electrical Engineering (or related)
  • Must return to school following this Co-Op assignment (we will not consider students who are graduating before December 2018)
  • Must have completed at least one RF / Microwave Electronics course
  • Electromagnetic course work is desired
  • Knowledge of semiconductors, integrated circuits, RF design fundamentals, wireless systems and introductory electromagnetics.
  • Understanding of basic IC building blocks like LNA/PA, mixer, switch, bias, bandgap, LDO, op-amp etc.
  • Understanding of design parameters like gain, noise, non-linearity, s-parameters, stability, etc.
  • Experience with RF tools including Network Analyzer, Spectrum Analyzer, RF Generator, Power Meter, Oscilloscope, etc.
  • Familiar with Agilent ADS/HP-ADS and/or Cadence Spectre / RF simulation tools, Cadence Virtuoso IC Layout, Momentum/Sonnet/HFSS EM simulation tools, SPICE
  • Knowledge of  HBT/CMOS/bipolar/SOI devices and models.
  • Good communication, organization, and documentation skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Word


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

Full time
Newbury Park, California 91319, US