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Analog RF Engineer

Company: Ametek, Inc.
Location: Huntsville
Posted on: September 17, 2023

Job Description:

Ametek, Inc.Position Summary:Abaco is seeking an Analog RF Engineer who will be responsible for designing, developing, and testing analog electronic circuits and systems. The selected candidate will play a crucial role in the design and development of analog front end (AFE) circuits, utilizing high end ADCs, DACs, and mixed signal analog components with a signal frequency range in the hundreds of megahertz to multi-gigahertz. - -The candidate will also design low noise power systems and should have experience with RF shielding and PCB layout/stackup techniques for isolating/managing analog circuit performance with high-speed digital processing on the same PCB or carrier. - The candidate should have experience with clock distribution and power management circuits. The ideal candidate will also have experience with Xilinx RFSoC devices and other analog-based components that support our market leading products. The selected candidate will engage in a collaborative, rapidly changing environment to support ground-breaking new technologies; focusing on cutting-edge analog RF front-end designs paired with the latest Xilinx FPGA technology for our portfolio of FPGA-based products.Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop and design analog circuits using industry-standard tools and methodologies. This includes schematic design, component selection, and simulation to ensure the circuits meet performance specifications
  • Collaborate with PCB layout designers to create the physical layout of the analog circuits, considering factors such as signal integrity, noise, and manufacturability
  • Utilize simulation tools like SPICE (Simulation Program with Integrated Circuit Emphasis) to model and analyze circuit behavior under different conditions, ensuring proper functionality and performance
  • Conduct thorough testing, verification, and characterization of analog circuits, identifying and resolving issues to meet performance and reliability requirements.
  • Diagnose and resolve problems related to analog circuits during various development stages and production
  • Identify product requirements and scope project efforts to keep projects on schedule.
  • Continuously improve circuit performance, efficiency, and robustness by exploring innovative design techniques and circuit topologies
  • Stay up to date with manufacturer road maps of analog and RF components, advancements in analog design methodologies, semiconductor processes, and industry trends
  • Work closely with cross-functional teams, including FPGA designers, software engineers, and test developers to ensure seamless integration and functionality of analog components within larger systems
  • Create detailed design documentation, including specifications, test plans, and reports to facilitate communication and knowledge sharing within the organization.
  • Design of the following components: ADC signal paths, DAC signal paths, low noise power supplies, low noise PLLs, low noise clock sources and distribution, filters, and shielding
  • Ensure designs comply with relevant industry standards, safety regulations, and intellectual property considerations Education and Experience:
    • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering required
    • MSEE or MBA a plus
    • 8+ years of relevant analog circuit design experience including hands-on analog and digital hardware troubleshooting experience
    • Fluency in Mentor Graphics Xpedition DxDesigner is strongly desired
    • Experience designing with Xilinx RFSoC components a plus Qualifications:
      • Fundamental understanding of RF-Microwave layout techniques, and practices
      • RF circuit design experience in the 1 to 10GHz range
      • Experience with complex multi-lamination PCBs with blind and buried microvias and low loss RF materials strongly desired
      • Familiarity with PCB design tools and layout considerations
      • Hands-on experience with lab equipment for testing and validation (oscilloscopes, function generators, spectrum analyzers, etc.)
      • Knowledge of analog design best practices, noise mitigation, and signal integrity.
      • Problem-solving and analytical skills to identify and resolve design issues.
      • Strong attention to detail and a commitment to producing high-quality designs.
      • Proven team player who has demonstrated capabilities in the following areas: - excellent communication, presentation, leadership, and interpersonal skills, well developed problem-solving skills; solid organizational skills; and the demonstrated ability to be self-directed and effectively relate to all levels of an organization.
      • Must be self-motivated to ensure development projects are successful.
      • Assignments are broad in nature requiring a great deal of originality and ingenuity.
      • Must have appreciable latitude for unreviewed actions and decisions.
      • The right person will be ambitious, flexible and has a desire to learn and grow professionally.

Keywords: Ametek, Inc., Huntsville , Analog RF Engineer, Engineering , Huntsville, Alabama

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