SERDES System Level Design Engineer

Location: Santa Clara, California, US

Company: Advanced Micro Devices

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Title: SERDES System Level Design Engineer


The Role : The candidate will be a member of the high speed SerDes design team supporting the definition, specification, system simulation and implementation of future SerDes IPs in the 32Gbps+ range, especially in the System Modulation scheme area. The focus of the activity will be centered around the micro-architecture for the critical high-speed analog and digital blocks, definition of specifications for the high speed data path; definition of algorithms for calibration, adaptation, equalization, clock and data recovery; and development of abstracted models for link performance simulations.



The Person : 

  • Will have analytical thinking and inventive spirit in combination with a solid understanding of risks and risk mitigation
  • Strong/effective communication skills
  • Enthusiastic team-first mentality


Responsibilities :


  • Contribute to the definition of microarchitecture and to the design implementation of various state-of-the-art, high-speed (32-64Gbps) blocks for SerDes PHYs, especially in the PAM4 area
  • Develop models for link-level statistical performance simulation of the PHY (Bit Error Rate, eye-opening) and application of the same to the development and optimization of design.
  • Documentation of the micro-architecture and algorithms, and guidance of Analog, Digital, Firmware and Verification teams on the implementation/verification of the same 
  • Work closely with various disciplines, especially Analog Mixed Signal design, Digital Design and Firmware, as well as Design Verification to ensure optimal implementation of the overall PHY architecture and algorithms and full coverage of the features
  • Participate and contribute to the definition of development flows that improve efficiency and quality of execution 




Preferred Skilled Sets :


  • A proven successful track record in micro-architecture and modeling for SERDES
  • Solid and hands-on knowledge of algorithms and adaptation/calibration/ clock and data recovery techniques for high-speed SERDES, especially in the area of PAM4
  • Solid knowledge of industry-standard tools and best-in-class practices for PHY modeling, both in terms of abstracted models (e.g. Matlab/Simulink) as well as Verilog-based.
  • Good knowledge in high-speed SerDes design (signaling/equalization techniques, analog/mixed-signal circuit design, and signal integrity).
  • Ability to dig into circuits and RTL or FW code to understand the detailed implementation


Education Requirements

  • Masters or PHD in Electrical or Computer Engineering



Requisition Number: 78250 
Country: United States State: California City: Santa Clara 
Job Function: Design


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