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Senior Characterization Engineer - 157638

San Jose, CA 95113
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At Xilinx, we are leading the industry transformation to build an adaptable, intelligent world. ARE YOU bold, collaborative, and creative? At Xilinx, we hire and develop leaders and innovators who want to revolutionize the world of technology. We believe that by embracing diverse ideas, pushing boundaries, and working together as ONEXILINX, anything is possible.

Our culture of innovation began with the invention of the Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA), and with the 2018 introduction of our Adaptive Compute Acceleration Platform (ACAP), has made a quantum leap in capability, solidifying our role as the adaptable platform supplier of choice. From the start, we have always believed in providing inventors with products and platforms that are infinitely adaptable. From self-driving cars, to world-record genome processing, to AI and big data, to the world's first 5G networks, we empower the world's builders and visionaries whose ideas solve every day problems and enhance people's lives.

If you are PASSIONATE, ADAPTABLE, and INNOVATIVE, Xilinx is the right place for you! At Xilinx we care deeply about creating meaningful development experiences while building a strong sense of belonging and connection. We foster an environment of empowered learning, wellness, community engagement, and recognition, so you can focus on work that matters - world class technology that improves the way we live and work. We are ONEXILINX.
The Production Characterization team is looking for a passionate, adaptable and innovative individual to characterize our world class transceivers.
As a Senior Characterization Engineer you will characterize high speed transceivers and work closely with design team to ensure performance.




  • Develops characterization and silicon validation plans for high speed transceivers
  • Defines methodologies for characterization and silicon validation of high speed serial systems
  • Characterize high speed SERDES with automated flows
  • Data analysis and create characterization reports
  • Correlation of pre-silicon results with silicon measurements
  • Drives direct and cross-functional teams to expand capability, productivity and effectiveness to deliver improvements in cost, quality and manufacturability



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  • BSEE/MSEE or equivalent/related field
  • years of experience in product characterization or validation field
  • Experience in characterizing PLL, CDR, TX/RX analog front-end
  • Hands on experience in laboratory environment, using lab equipment such as logic analyzers, spectrum analyzers, BERT scopes, function generators
  • Experience in transceiver electrical compliance testing
  • Experience in using automated methodologies to maximize use of equipment
  • Experience working with FPGA and/or SOC Architectures
  • Understanding of PCB schematic and layout
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving and debugging skills
  • Skills: Verilog, Python, Perl, TCL
  • Hardware tools: Agilent Infiniium DCA-J 86100X oscilloscope, Agilent Technologies J-BERT, Spectrum analyzer, Function/Pulse generator

Job Posting: Aug 5, 2019, 2:06:10 PM


Posted: 2019-08-07 Expires: 2019-09-23

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