Pr. Architect

Microchip Technology Incorporated San Jose , CA 95111

Posted 2 months ago

Company Description

Microchip Technology Inc. is a leading provider of embedded control applications. Our product portfolio comprises general purpose and specialized 8-bit, 16-bit, and 32-bit microcontrollers, 32-bit microprocessors, field-programmable gate array (FPGA) products, a broad spectrum of high-performance linear, mixed-signal, power management, thermal management, radio frequency (RF), timing, safety, security, wired connectivity and wireless connectivity devices, as well as serial Electrically Erasable Programmable Read Only Memory (EEPROM), Serial Flash memories, Parallel Flash memories, and serial Static Random Access Memory (SRAM). We also license Flash-IP solutions that are incorporated in a broad range of products.

Job Description

The Serdes architect will be responsible to oversee PHY, PCS and controller logic architecture

Development of extremely high-speed communications transceivers integrated into high performance low power FPGAs

Candidate will have responsibility for defining partitioning of all the serdes subsystems and logic versus analog circuits, clocking and interfaces. The architect will be responsible for the system interfaces and interaction with subsystem, controllers and SOCs. Responsibilities will include participation in cross functional meetings and discussions for integration of Serdes blocks into the FPGA

Job opening also includes in helping guide the selection and specification of transceiver components using mathematical and computer modelling techniques. The candidate will collaborate with analog designers, digital designers, applications engineers, and marketing specialists to help guide tradeoffs among conflicting design goals, and as such will be responsible for the performance of the end-to-end system. This will also require bringup, testing, debug and characterization in lab and establish correlation between silicon and simlations. The position is full-time in our San Jose office.

Job Requirements


  • MS EE/CE with 7+ years of digital FPGA design and validation experience

  • Knowledge of FPGA architectures is a must

  • Possess an in-depth understanding of hardware architectures, system level IC design implementation, and knowledge of how to create end use scenarios

  • Strong technical background in FPGA prototype emulation, and debug

  • Strong technical background in silicon validation and debug

  • Board level debug capabilities in lab environment : hands-on troubleshooting skills for digital logic and analog circuit on PCB's using oscilloscopes, digital analyzers, protocol exercisers and analyzers, integrated logic analyzers (e.g. Synopsys Idenitfy, Xilinx Chipscope, Altera Signalscope, Lattice Reveal)

  • Design with RTL coding in Verilog and VHDL is a plus

  • Hands-on systems level design and debug experience with embedded processors on FPGAs is a plus

  • Performance benchmarking


  • Good understanding of SerDes architecture, including CDR, jitter tolerance, jitter generation, CTLE and/or DFE equalization, adaptation algorithms, high speed clocking, Signal and Power Integrity

  • Knowledge and experience in Serdes Protocols

  • Knowledge of PHY, PCS and controllers

  • Deep knowledge of communication systems fundamentals

  • Strong coding skills for simulation and modelling, as well as data analysis

  • Good experimental skills

  • Good knowledge of signal processing (DSP) algorithms and architecture

  • Good working knowledge of physics of signal propagation

  • Good working knowledge of basic circuits

Equal Opportunity Employer

Microchip is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer of Disabled / Veterans / Minorities / Women. We provide equal employment and affirmative action opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other basis protected under applicable federal, state or local laws.

For more information on applicable equal employment regulations, please refer to the EEO is the Law Poster and the EEO is the Law Poster Supplement. Please also refer to the Pay Transparency Policy Statement.

Applicants with Disabilities

If you need accommodation for any part of the employment process because of a medical condition or disability, please send us an email here with "Applicant Accommodation Request" in the subject line of the email. Alternatively, you may call us at 480-730-7330 to let us know the nature of your request.

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