At Apple, we work every single day to craft products that enrich
people's lives. Do you love working on challenges that no one has
solved yet? Do you like changing the game? We have an opportunity
for a forward-thinking and especially talented Analog Mixed-Signal
IC Designer. As a member of our dynamic group, you will have the
rare and rewarding opportunity to craft upcoming products that will
delight and inspire millions of Apple's customers every day.
Apple Silicon Engineering is seeking qualified circuit designers
to work on the next generation analog & mixed-signal (AMS) circuits
for Apple's world-leading systems-on-chip (SOCs)! Apple's Ax SOCs
are the brain of every iPhone and iPad. Several types of AMS
circuits are used to connect them to the physical world as well as
enable optimizing their performance. You will be part of a growing
AMS team involved in design and productization on leading-edge CMOS
process technology nodes!
- Perform transistor-level feasibility study and modeling for
various analog/mixed-signal circuit blocks
- Designing blocks and documenting design simulation and
verification towards formal design reviews
- Drive mask design to implement layout views of designs and
drive layout reviews
- Post-layout and top-level simulations to validate top-level
- Run design verification flows (e.g., electro-migration, IR
drop, LEC, timing, etc) to verify design is ready for tape-out
- Participating in production and bench-level test plans
- Taking lab measurements to validate performance compliance with
- Participating in reviewing yield/lab test results to drive bug
The team member will have a strong knowledge of mixed-signal
design techniques and understanding design trade-offs.
A deep understanding of transistor operation and device physics
as applied to analog and digital IC design.
Possess strong circuit analysis skills (e.g., AC/DC circuit
analysis, small signal circuit analysis, feedback loop theory,
A good knowledge of basic analog circuit building blocks (e.g.,
band-gaps, bias circuits, op-amps, switched-cap circuits,
regulators, etc.) digital building blocks (e.g., latches,
flip-flops, logic gates, etc.), and feedback/compensation
Strong knowledge in digital circuit clocking, design,
verification and analysis. You will know how to use of Cadence
schematic and layout entry tool (Virtuoso). Spice simulation tools
(e.g., HSpice, Spectre).
Knowledge and/or experience in any of the following areas:
High-speed circuits, Low power and low noise design techniques.
High precision techniques in presence of device mismatch. Also,
knowledge of C/Matlab/VerilogA modeling of AMS blocks.
Know scripting languages (e.g., Perl, Python).
Use of spectrum analyzers, oscilloscopes, signal generators,
etc. Static timing analysis.
Education & Experience
Requires MSEE with at least 2-3 years in related area of
experience or PhD
Apple is an Equal Opportunity Employer that is committed to
inclusion and diversity. We also take affirmative action to offer
employment and advancement opportunities to all applicants,
including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals
with disabilities. Apple will not discriminate or retaliate against
applicants who inquire about, disclose, or discuss their
compensation or that of other applicants.