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Physical Design Engineer

Position: Not specified

Start: As soon as possible

End: Not specified

Location: San Diego, United States of America

Method of collaboration: Project only

Hourly rate: Not specified

Latest update: Apr 2, 2024

Task description and requirements

Job Description:
You will be part of a team responsible for the complete Physical Design Flow of Mobile Station Modem (MSM), Mobile Data Modem (MDM), and Cell Site Modem (CSM) chips. You will also perform the following tasks:

  • Work with the RTL design team to understand physical design timing closures, including the development of timing constraints required for implementation
  • Assist the DFT team in understanding DFT techniques for physical design timing closure
  • Lead core and top-level timing closure activities
  • Develop new scripts and flows to improve the timing closure process
  • Complete physical implementation of cores (i.e. graphics, video, multimedia, processor, Double Data Rate (DDR), and more)
  • Enable low power implementation methods
  • Core and top-level floor planning, placement, CTS, P&R, PV, and signal integrity analysis
  • Develop high-speed customized logic cells
Work Location:
San Diego, California or San Jose, California

  • Experience and knowledge of tools for CPU and GPU physical design implementation (Floorplanning, CTS, P&R, STA) in advanced technologies like 45nm and 28nm CMOS
  • Programming and scripting skills (Tcl, Perl, and/or C language)
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Additional expertise in one or more of the following areas:
    • STA tool and timing closure methodologies
    • Developing and implementing timing engineering change orders (ECOs), which includes the effect on congestion, routing, and power
    • Power grid, clock tree, and low-power reduction implementation methods
    • Signal integrity and timing closure issues such as on-chip variation (OCV), advanced OCV (AOCV), and statistical timing
    • Floorplanning
    • Placement
    • CTS
    • P&R
    • Physical verification
    • CLP
    • IR drop analysis
    • Formal verification


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