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Post subject: Trying to get started in RFIC Posted: Tue Aug 30, 2005 3:09 pm
I will graduate with MSEE this december. I need some advice on how to get started in the field of RFIC (don't have any industrial experiences). Already applied to numerous co-op, intern, and entry level positions (through company websites, careerbuilders, etc), but it didn't seem to work out, never got a response from them.

btw, how much of knowledge do you need to know about RF systems (GSM, CDMA) in order to be successful RFIC designer (at the entry level)? Because all the projects I have done so far are that you are given specs in terms of circuit parameters (gain, iip3, etc), and I am more interested in the circuits than the systems. Would I be better off switching to analog circuit or mixed signal design?



Post subject: now...Posted: Wed Aug 31, 2005 2:10 am
get a job doing anything design related or even start in test for now and then get into design. target the companies that are relevant to what you did (cmos, bipolar, gaas) and email people who published papers from ieee and keep in contact with recruiters: for example use for contacts. get your name out there, market yourself as if you were a company.

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