Position: IC Design

Freescale’s Wireless Connectivity Operation (WCO)
(www.freescale.com/802154 ) produces 802.15.4 compliant stand-alone radio transceivers, multi-die system-in-a-package modules and system-on-a-chip integrated circuits. All designs are fabricated using modern CMOS process nodes and are contained in volume conscious packaging technologies. We have both local and remote design, applications and software teams. WCO focuses on providing customers with one of the best out-of-the-box experiences possible, enabling integration of 802.15.4 radio communications into end products as smoothly and quickly as possible. We are currently the market leader in the 802.15.4 space and RF4CE and intend to stay that way.

A typical IC design from WCO will be constructed on 0.09u and 0.18u CMOS and include: microcontroller, standard digital peripherals, mixed signal circuitry (ADC), voltage regulators, oscillators, PLL, RAM, Flash, and 2.4 GHz Tx and Rx circuits. Design phase starts by ensuring that all the appropriate access mechanisms and specification are in place to accommodate block level (or finer) testing and performance goals. The documentation process presides any design activity so excellent writing and verbal skill are a must. This particular opportunity requires leading design and specification of digital subsystems from 802.15.4 MAC state machines and setup of mix signal simulation environments. In addition this position requires, working with system architects and software team to converge on the overall best architecture and verification of functionality both FPGA and Verilog test benches.

Bachelor Degree in Engineering from an accredited college or equivalent experience. Masters Degree preferred.
Cadence training certificates
Verilog XL, NCVerilog and Synopsis PrimeTime, Cadence RC

Qualifications and Experience:
Minimum 15+years of IC design
In-depth knowledge of CPU architectures, bus protocols, memories, low power designs and all aspects of digital design
Top level integration of mix signal IC (MCU+logic, RAM, Flash blocks, analog transceiver).
Hands-on measure person
Experience configuring Cadence tools
TSMC 0.18um process

Cadence Design Flow, Adobe Frame Maker, Standard PC office applications,

Skills and Abilities:
Created the Functional Specification including pseudo code.
In depth knowledge of IC theory and design application
Creation of top level mix signal simulation environment
Design and verification of blocks using Verilog/SystemVerilog/VerilogAMS
Synthesis of digital blocks
Extensive experience with RTL (Verilog) simulation tools (VCS, NC-Sim, SystemC), and Synthesis/Timing Closure tools : Synopsys PrimeTime.
Sound knowledge of ASIC design methodology is required
Creation of and maintenance of Frame Maker documents
Ability to work in a non-structured start-up environment
Ability to carry out responsibilities with little direction
Strong interpersonal skills to achieve results in cross functional teams
Excellent oral and written communication both internally and externally to facilitate team building

Cyndee Colmar cyndee DOT colmar AT freescale DOT com if interested.