CAD Engineer - Analog Circuit ERC CAD Flow & Methodology Engineer

Austin, TX 78701
  • Job Code
    200275231
Summary

Summary

Posted: Aug 9, 2021

Role Number:200275231

Do you love building elegant solutions to highly complex challenges? Do you intrinsically see the importance in every detail? As pa...Summary

Summary

Posted: Aug 9, 2021

Role Number:200275231

Do you love building elegant solutions to highly complex challenges? Do you intrinsically see the importance in every detail? As part of our Silicon Technologies group, you'll help design and manufacture our next-generation, high-performance, power-efficient processor, system-on-chip (SoC). You'll ensure Apple products and services can seamlessly and efficiently handle the tasks that make them beloved by millions. Joining this group means you'll be responsible for crafting and building the technology that fuels Apple's devices. Together, you and your team will enable our customers to do all the things they love with their devices.

As a member of our CAD team, you will architect, develop, maintain and enhance circuit ERC methodology and solutions for our Analog, RF and mixed-signal designs. The role requires you to work with different technology nodes and provide flows/methodologies for the different tool sets.

Key Qualifications

  • Experience in Circuit Electric Rules Checks (ERC), circuit tracing and debug with Analog/RFIC design background and/or related CAD/automation support areas involving various technology nodes and tape out.
  • Knowledge of the operating principles of common Analog, and AMS blocks, Spice Modeling in Nano CMOS technologies.
  • Experience on Schematic circuit tracing via SPICE or Open Access, including static ERC checks, power gating techniques, biasing, circuit topology, virtual/derived/multi-power domains, standard-cell topologies.
  • Knowledge on industry Circuit Tracing EDA tools.
  • Knowledge of Cadence Virtuoso Framework.
  • Background in Spice simulation, SOA, device operating conditions is a plus. Understand custom IC designs, and knowledge of Post-layout extraction is desirable.
  • Efficient programming skills in TCL, Python, Perl, SKILL language, or Shell. Ability to provide automations for rapid and dynamic design needs.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to collaborate well with cross-functional teams.
  • Deep understanding of wide variety of Analog circuit topology tracing including Analog MUX, Power switches, Pass gates, combinational circuits, latches, level-shifters, well biasing, Mix VT interactions, fanout, power connections, functional vs power isolation techniques etc.
  • Knowledge on industry standard circuit checkers and topology recognition tools, like Insight EDA ERC, Calibre PERC, SVS, Cadence Virtuoso Power Manager etc.

Description
- Directly influence the advancement of a variety of technology nodes and develop/support flows on analog circuit topology and electrical rule checks.
- You will have an impact with the analog, mixed-signal, and RF circuit design teams. Drive and oversee efforts developing and validating custom circuit checker flows, improving custom design environment, validating checks and doing results analysis as you partner with layout design, technology, and 3rd party EDA tool vendors.
- Work on circuit topology identification, recognition, netlist tracing to find design issues while developing internal solutions.

Education & Experience

MS / PhD preferred in a technical field.

Additional Requirements

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Austin, TX 78701

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