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Experienced SERDES Mixed Signal IC Designer

Date:  Oct 17, 2019
Country:  United States
State / Province:  California
City:  Santa Clara
Job Type:  Regular
Job ID:  34806

Keysight is the world's leading electronic measurement company, helping scientists and engineers address their toughest technical challenges with confidence through innovations in wireless, modular, and software solutions. Our employees leverage their insight and passion to deliver measurement solutions in wireless communications, aerospace and defense, and semiconductor markets with world-class platforms, software and consistent measurement science.


This job will be part of the Keysight Technology Organization, which helps Keysight be first to market, focusing on top opportunities and market trends that address unmet needs.

Internal Job Description

Join the Keysight team that develops state of the art mixed-signal integrated circuit solutions, enabling performance breakthroughs that differentiate our electronic test and measurement products.  Keysight fosters a collaborative engineering environment which emphasizes teamwork, enthusiasm, and excellence in creating high performance, mixed signal integrated circuits.


You will join a team developing SERDES solutions to enable terabit connectivity to our state-of-the-art custom ASIC designs, in both CMOS and biCMOS ASIC technologies.  Your work will enable higher performance, lower power, and better system integration for these custom ASICs.


The successful person in this job will:

  • Have a strong background in multi-gigabit I/O circuits, including serializers and deserializers, Clock/Data Recovery, equalization techniques, NRZ and PAM-4 implementations.
  • Understand the channel-driven requirements for these circuits, so they can optimize a design for low power and robust design using the required technology.
  • Communicate well with the design team.
Job Qualifications


Ph. D. in Electrical Engineering or closely related field, with thesis work on mixed-signal IC design preferred, or M.S. in Electrical Engineering with substantial experience in IC design.



  • At least 3 years experience working on high speed SERDES circuits in advanced CMOS process nodes.
  • Experience must include at least one cycle of transistory level design, physical design, and silicon verification.
  • Experience with a 28 nm process node.  Prefer 14 nm or newer.
  • Experience with 12.5 Gb/s serdes, experience, but prefer 28 GBaud, and PAM-4 experience is highly desirable.
  • Strong understanding of signal integrity and EM issues, especially related to serdes channel modelling.
  • Demonstrated ability to work well in a team environment, and ability to document and present results.


A strong candidate will also:

  • Have familiarity with programming and scripting languages to enable automation in the design, simulation, and testing of ICs.
  • Experience with mixed-mode simulation of analog and digital blocks, including behavioral modeling of analog circuits, using tools like verilog or verilogA for simulation.
  • Experience with PLLs, clock-data recovery circuits, and data converters.
  • Experience with custom high-speed digital data paths.
  • Experience with device modelling, thermal design, and IC package design.
  • Experience with synthesized digital design flows, using RTL descriptions to synthesize verified netlists for physical implementation.

Position is based in Santa Clara, CA. Candidates must be local or willing to relocate to Santa Clara. 

Due to customer requirements, candidates must have the permanent right to work in the US. We are unable to sponsor for work VISA for this role. 







Day Job




Full Time (F)


Travel Required:


< 25%



Duration (Temp Positions Only):

Not Applicable 


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Candidates can be considered to work from the following locations:

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Job ID : 34806 

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