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Post subject: RF Apps Eng in NC - GSM / CDMA
Unread postPosted: Tue Apr 20, 2004 4:20 pm
RF Senior Application Engineer - RF Micro Devices (www.rfmd.com)
This person will work as a member of a team to bring highly integrated RF chipsets to market. This work will include validation of test hardware component and system prototypes against specifications; hands-on lab work to identify and resolve issues, design and analyze RF subsystems using tools such as Agilent ADS and MS Excel; create radio reference designs; work with customers and partners to integrate RF chipsets into handset designs; mentor junior level engineers and technicians.
BSEE or equivalent and a minimum of five years (3 years and a related MS degree) work experience as an RF/Microwave Engineer. At least two of the required years of experience must be in cellular handset board-level RF design/product development. Additional required experience includes board-level development of GSM/GPRS, GSM/EDGE, and/or WCDMA handset design.
Detailed skill requirement:
• Front end integration of cellular phones: PA + switch integration for GSM application, PA + duplexer integration of CDMA phones, PA + front end switch/filter network integration for GSM/EDGE/WCDMA phones
• Power control loop integration within GSM phones, RF power detection methods
• Transceiver integration within cellular phones
• Familiarity or working experience with 3GPP, ETSI specifications
• Working experience with different modulation techniques, overall familiarity with digital communication techniques
• Strong overall RF experience: familiar with transmission theory, matching theory, filtering, PA design, PA biasing, PA architectures, transceiver architectures, antennas, RF test methods, RF automation
• System level analysis and design experience for cellular phones: spec and standard translation into system level design, component performance budgeting based on system level requirement
• Board level RF layout experience
• Simulation tools: ADS, Momentum, Mathcad (Mathlab)
• Customer interface: working experience in resolving customer technical issues, good presentation skills, friendly personality
• Good technical writing skills: responsible for technical articles, application notes, product notes, technical presentations
* Travel: both domestic and international - up to 25%
Please do contact me, Jeanne Wilkinson, and I will do my best to provide feedback. I can be reached at JWilkinson@RFMD.com.
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