Signal Integrity Engineer

  • Location:
    San Jose, California, US
  • Area of Interest
    Engineer - Hardware
  • Job Type
  • Technology Interest
  • Job Id

Who You'll Work With:

The Cisco Enterprise Access Switching SI team is seeking a Signal Integrity Engineer for design and analysis of high-speed components, interfaces and power distribution network. As a member the of Enterprise Access Switching SI team, you will help develop the Next Generations of Cisco Switch products, be a part of the definition and design of current and next generation ASIC, package, printed circuit board (PCB), and system interconnect. You will be working in a larger team working closely with system architects, logic designers, ASIC engineers, package engineers and versatile and knowledgeable SI/PI engineers in creation of next generation networking products.

What You'll Do:

  • High-Speed link modeling and simulation, including high-speed I/O, IC package and system interconnections.
  • Modeling and analyzing power delivery networks
  • Electromagnetic modeling of complex 3-dimensional structures
  • Perform pre- and post-route signal integrity analysis of both PCB and ASIC package designs
  • Write signal integrity design guideline, test plan and test report
  • Decide appropriate PCB material, stack-up, and work with vendors to address any DFM issues
  • Support prototype function bring-up, validation and trouble-shooting
  • Address signal integrity challenges on system high-speed interconnections, clock, power etc.
  • Work closely with other hardware function teams including HW design, eCAD, Mechanical, Power, EMC, Diag to deliver first-class products.

Who You Are:

  • PhD/MSEE or BSEE combined with 2+ years related experience
  • Strong lab skills and measurement experience are desired (VNA, TDR, Real Time Scope, BERT)
  • Strong tools knowledge (HFSS, ADS, Matlab, Cadence PowerSI/DC, Allegro, Simbeor, HSpice)
  • Proficiency with 3-D field solvers and PI simulation tool such as PowerSI/DC
  • Working experience with high speed NRZ and PAM4 SerDes, high-speed PCB/package development, and PI analysis is a plus
  • Self-motivation, collaboration, strong communication and a desire to innovate are important

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We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform the essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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