[Eecs-news-links] MS/PhD Jobs @ Keysight Laboratoreis (Santa Clara, CA)

Batten, Tina tina.batten at oregonstate.edu
Mon Mar 13 16:35:17 PDT 2017

Keysight Technologies, Inc.

5301 Stevens Creek Blvd.

Santa Clara, CA 95051-7201<tel:95051-7201>


Opportunities at Keysight Laboratories in Santa Clara, California

The Mixed-Signal Electronics Department in KeysightLaboratories, the central research lab of Keysight Technologies has two openings for researchers in the area of mixed-signal circuit design.

The first opening is aimed at high-speed analog circuit design, while the second is aimed at DSP design with an emphasis on co-design of analog and digital circuits enabling high-performance circuits.

Both positions require at least an M.S., with a Ph.D. preferred. You should have designed a mixed- signal IC (or a substantial portion thereof) as part of your studies, including circuit design, physical design (layout or place/route), simulation/verification and finally silicon validation in the lab.

Course projects, projects comprised of assembling pre-existing IP blocks or FPGA-only implementations are typically insufficient experience for these openings.

If you are interested in either of these positions, please contact Ken Nishimura (ken_nishimura at keysight.com<mailto:ken_nishimura at keysight.com>) with a brief description of your professional interests and a CV or resume.

To be successful as an Analog Circuit Researcher at KeysightLabs, you should have:

• A strong understanding of transistor physics and EM theory and their impact on circuits. Experience with 2-D and 3-D electromagnetic simulation of on-chip structures and derivation of a model for use in circuit simulators is highly desired.
• Experience with mixed-mode simulation of analog and digital blocks -- mixed-signal or behavioral modeling of analog circuits. An ability to write Verliog or VHDL models of analog circuits. Experience with AMS and System C is a plus.
• Experience with one or more of: PLLs, CDR circuits and data converter architectures. Experience with custom high-speed digital data paths is a plus.
• Experience with device modeling, thermal design, IC package design is desirable.
• Familiarity with synthesis of simple logic blocks; expression of logic in HDL, and understanding of simple place/route  toolflow is a plus.

To be successful as a DSP Researcher at Keysight Labs, you should have:

• Experience in the design of DSP blocks, using a high-level language for rapid investigation of design trade-offs. The ideal researcher will have experience in design of DSP algorithms and blocks associated with digital communications, high performance data converters or similar mixed-signal ICs.
• Experience with design of digital systems and generation of RTL for synthesis through transistor level artwork. Familiarity with gate level synthesis and place/route flows is highly desired.
• Strong understanding of DSP elements and algorithms. Insight into how to design efficient algorithms which provide enough performance at low cost. Understanding of how choices at high levels affect the outcome of the synthesized digital flow from architecture to GDS generation, overall gate count and power consumption.
• Experience with verification via an automated regression test suite. Experience in creating such a framework is a big plus.

In addition, both positions require:

• Experience with modern CMOS technologies (32nm and smaller is highly desirable). Experience with modern SiGeBJT is an additional plus.
• An ability to synthesize multiple solutions to a given problem and the ability to critically analyze the strengths and weaknesses of each.
• Experience with modern EDA tools used in IC design from design capture through physical design and verification.
• Familiarity with programming and scripting languages to enable automation in the design, simulation and testing of ICs. Linux/UNIX experience is a big plus.

About Keysight Technologies and Keysight Laboratories

Keysight Technologies has been unlocking electronic measurement insights for 75 years. No other company offers our depth and breadth of measurement tools and expertise. Our singular focus helps scientists and engineers address their toughest challenges with precision and confidence.

With our help, they are better able to deliver the breakthroughs that make a measurable difference in the world. Inside many of these world-class instruments are cutting-edge custom integrated circuits which enable precise and reliable measurements our customers expect.

Keysight Laboratories (formerly Agilent Laboratories, and before that HP Labs) is well known for developing world-class data converters, having set numerous records and benchmarks in its thirty year history. Examples include the 2002 introduction of a massively parallel A/D converter (4 Gs/s), followed by a 20 GS/s converter in 2003. This year, we presented our work in power-efficient A/D converters.  Work in D/A converters include the first giga-sample 15-b converter in 2005, a 14-b 7.2 Gs/s converter in 2012 with more to come. You will join a group of top notch mixed-signal circuit designers with a long heritage of bringing cutting edge performance to market. Our interests also include high speed serial links, synthesizers and other neat stuff that is not yet ready for the public.

Keysight Technologies Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other protected categories under all applicable laws.
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