RFIC Design Scientist

for mm-Wave & sub-Terahertz Receivers
RF Systems
Science Park 1, Altenberger Straße 69, 4040 Linz

Silicon Austria Labs is performing cutting-edge research in its world-class mmWave RF Lab on the physical layer of RF systems for future 5G/6G (UE, front and back-haul), and millimeter-wave imaging/sensing/radar applications. In this domain, the mmWave RF Lab collaborates closely with the Johannes Kepler University Linz and leading industry partners on e.g. RF/millimeter-wave transceiver architectures robust in terms of interference and coexistence, reconfigurable RF systems for transceivers and RF/millimeter-wave front-end modules (architectural reuse and/or resource sharing), and large-scale phased-array antennas and beamforming structures, which are targeting millimeter-wave and sub-Terahertz communications (5G, 6G), radars and imagers. In support of the design activities the mmWave RF Lab is equipped with the best in-class test infrastructure covering the GHz and low THz frequency range.

Your future responsibilities

  • System & circuit solutions for multi-gigabit wireless chips
  • Involvement in receiver architecture selection & receiver system to circuit specifications translation
  • Implementing blocks & documenting design towards formal design reviews
  • Drive layout & top-level simulations to validate top-level integration
  • Take lab measurements to validate analog designs

Your profile

  • Deep understanding of fundamental microwave theories & concepts such as
    • power waves and scattering parameters
    • transmission-lines concepts
    • power gain expressions
    • gain, noise, and VSWR design trade-offs
  • High proficiency in system specification & ability to translate system into circuit requirements at IC level
  • Familiar with various RF receiver architectures & their trade-offs
  • Understanding of mmWave device modeling
  • Insights into packaging effects, supply isolations, high frequency ESD structures & circuit layout for optimum performance
  • Experience in simulation & design of lumped & distributed passive structures
  • Using EDA CAD tools (Cadence, Synopsys, Mentor, Ansys, etc.)
  • Performing Analog Custom Layout
  • Experience in measuring IC performance & debug of design to correlate simulations to measurements
  • Master‘s or PhD degree in relevant field with 5+ years of experience

Important facts

  • Beginning of the employment: as soon as possible
  • This position is endowed with a gross annual salary of € 42,742 based on the collective agreement for research („Forschungs-Kollektivvertrag“) and depending on your experience and skills.