Sr. Engineer I-Asic Design

Microchip Technology Incorporated Allentown , PA 18101

Posted 3 weeks ago

Company Description

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


As a member of Microchip's engineering community, your primary responsibility will be to design, simulate, and verify the SerDes PCS (Physical Coding Sublayer) and protocol specific supporting digital logic solutions for an advanced ASIC or FPGA. Microchip's designs are an SOC with various Hard and Soft IP blocks that support a large number of industry standard protocols.


General RTL and ASIC development

  • Detailed module design, performance analysis and detailed design specification creation

  • Participate in the RTL implementation, synthesis, formality check as well as ECOs

  • Support post-layout timing closure and verification

  • Participate in the investigation & assessment of emerging SerDes/Transceiver technologies & IPs

  • Improve Data & Command processing bandwidth, reduce latencies & increase reliability

  • Support porting the design into test chips and emulation platforms

  • Support pre-tapeout verification and post-tapeout validation/characterization of the system designed

  • Work closely with FPGA support software and FW engineers to resolve hardware issues and customer issues

SerDes PCS Development

  • Design, simulate, and test data encoder/decoders used in SERDES-based designs

  • 8B/10B and similar encoders/decoders

  • 64B/66B, 128B/130B and similar encoders/decoder

  • Data Scramblers and other high speed datapath logic

  • FEC encoders/decoders and associated test logic.

  • Integrate and simulate SERDES-based designs including

  • Developing external interfaces to other parts of the system and/or FPGA fabric

  • Implementing various control/status functions with associated register maps

  • Developing and Integrating AC/DC JTAG control interfaces

  • Develop and/or integrate to industry standard SerDes based protocol logic

  • PCIe, Ethernet, MIPI, SDI, Interlaken, CEI, OTN, CPRI, PON, DisplayPort, HDMI, CoaxXpress, JESD204, USB, RapidIO, Fibre Channel, Optical Modules I/F, etc.

  • SerDes support logic such as power reduction algorithms, OOB signaling, CTLE and DFE calibration, etc.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelors/Master's in electrical engineering, Computer Engineering or Computer Science.

  • Minimum of 5 years of proven silicon design experience in high speed RTL design of SerDes PCS and SerDes control/status/interface logic.

  • Experience is SOC IP development for SerDes PCS and associated protocols

  • Strong Experience in RTL design, design verification, synthesis & formality

  • Strong Experience in Static Timing Analysis and Verilog simulation tools

  • Should be able to design complex state machines & data path logic

  • Ability to write detailed design specifications

  • Good analytical, oral and written communication skills

  • Able to write clean, readable presentations.

  • Self-motivated, proactive team player.

  • Ability to work to schedule requirements.

Beneficial Experience

  • FPGA and ASIC System On Chip Design Experience

  • Lab Experience for System Level Validation

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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Sr. Engineer I-Asic Design

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