In this position, you will be an integral part of the hardware design process.
- Responsible for understanding, analyzing and then supporting integration of analog/digital design components into the overall ASIC chip product.
- Researching/perform analysis, with different test cases, to identify whether any detected issues reside within the vendor’s design component or with neighboring AMD’s circuits.
- Investigating and developing better ways of automating the analysis workflows for high-speed mixed signal designs.
- You will use your combined hardware/software background to help create software and test cases to analyze/approve/endorse quality 3rd Party AMS designs.
- You will interact with external vendors outside AMD to review/discuss analysis results which indicate the design needs enhancement, as well as interact with AMD internal teams for cross-referencing issues after component integration into the larger chip environment.
- Improve and promote communication, teamwork, problem solving, mentoring and training.
Within this role experience is gained in many tasks:
- Analyze hybrid Analog / Digital mixed signal (AMS) designs.
- Research into the purpose and behaviour of the design to understand and then highlight any key issues.
- Present / explain key issues to stakeholders from inside and outside AMD.
- Work closely with Engineers within AMD Markham and other AMD design sites worldwide to enable solutions to these AMS designs.
- Use software automation to Enhance IP design validation methodologies.
- Utilize industry standard physical verification analysis tools to review hardware design components before final integration and preparation towards chip manufacture.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
- Layout LVS (layout vs schematic comparison), DRC/ERC (Design/Electrical rule checking), Boundary & Circuit Topological checks of pre-silicon hardware design
- Design for Manufacturing and other Silicon Reliability topics
- EM (electro-migration), IR (low-voltage power supply analysis)
- Static Timing Analysis
- Spice simulation
- Schematic and layout best practices, and industry-standard manufacturing practices
- Parasitic RC extraction
- How to utilize common industry standard EDA (electronic design automation) tools and learn how the tools perform analysis/verification at an algorithm/concept level.
- Revision control software
- The life-cycle of hardware chip development from early chip specification through fabrication/silicon manufacturing stages
- Best methods to present new flows / concepts to pears and colleges.
SKILL AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
Looking for candidates who have both strong hardware and software skills.
- The ability to develop well-structured and maintainable software.
- An understanding of analog and digital transistor device behavior
- Basic experience in UNIX or Linux, drawing transistor layout, PERL, hspice, tcl, and Verilog or VHDL are assets
- Candidate should have strong written and oral communication skills in order to work well with peers in Toronto and other AMD design sites.
- Candidate should be able to conduct research to find root cause for software and hardware design bugs.
Interest in transistor level circuits, transistor level layout, and how to automate analysis using multiple programming languages is a strong benefit. Ingenuity, excellent communication, and outstanding problem-solving skills will enable you to help keep our products stay on the leading edge.
Requisition Number: 63926