Qualcomm RFFE R&D Characterisation Design Engineer - Nijmegen, Netherlands in Nijmegen, Netherlands
Job Id E1956714
Job Title RFFE R&D Characterisation Design Engineer - Nijmegen, Netherlands
Post Date 06/29/2017
Company-Division Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.
CDMA Technology at http://www.qualcomm.com/about/businesses/qct
Job Area Engineering - Hardware
Location Netherlands - Nijmegen
Job Overview This position is located within Qualcomm's RF Front-End (RFFE) Engineering Department. The position offers the opportunity to characterise, validate and verify the performance of RF Front-End Modules to ensure design success. The Characterisation Design Engineer is also responsible for analysing the performance of the product under development and provide design feedback to the team. The responsibility also extends to innovating RF/Analog Characterisation techniques for complex products. Qualcomm solutions include highly customised LNAs, PAs, FEMs, antenna tuner and multi-throw switches in standalone and module packages for 4G and 5G wireless cell phone and ultra-mobile devices. The RF Characterisation Design Engineer will deliver Front-End Module designs in a fast-paced team environment, and is required to work closely with RF IC design engineers to optimise a design by extensive data collecting, analysing the data and co-designing the product based on RF system knowledge.
Design and develop engineering evaluation test boards for RFFE products
Develop Characterisation Test Plans to report the performance of RFFE products in a highly automated RF test set-up
Work with LNA test setup such as PNAX, PXA, network analysers, noise figure measurement, sophisticated system tools such ET/DPD, system alignment, transceiver optimisation as well as antenna tuners to optimize the performance
Characterisation Report includes all the parametric data from RFFE such as Rx path NF, noise circles, IP2/IM2, IP3/IM3, Gain modes, S-parameters of Rx path components, as well as Tx path PAE, Gain, ACLR, power sweep, Rx Band Noise, Spectrum Emission Mask, s-par, x-par, Load-pull, Out-of-band rejection, frequency sweep, etc. Collect and evaluate data to verify performance over temperature, voltage, and process corners
Summarise and create performance reports
Select, implement, and maintain test equipment necessary for RFFE product characterisation. Work with IC design team to maintain, optimise, and release chip setting for overall optimised product performances.
Minimum Qualifications A minimum of 3 years of professional experience with the following skills:
Test capacity for RF products
RF circuitry and mixed signal integrated circuits
PCB design/debug skills
Lab equipment, including: Spectrum analysers, Network analysers, digitising oscilloscopes, signal generators, DMMs, and programmable power supplies.
Data analysis tools
Perl or Labview
Preferred Qualifications Wireless communications experience
Education Requirements Bachelor's in Electrical Engineering required, Master's preferred.
EEO employer: including race, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability & veterans status.