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Skyworks RF Module Design Intern (Summer 2024) in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

RF Module Design Intern (Summer 2024)

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Date:Dec 2, 2023

Location: Cedar Rapids, IA, US

Company: Skyworks

If you are looking for a challenging and exciting career in the world of technology, then look no further. Skyworks is an innovator of high performance analog semiconductors whose solutions are powering the wireless networking revolution. At Skyworks, you will find a fast-paced environment with a strong focus on global collaboration, minimal layers of management and the freedom to make meaningful contributions in a setting that encourages creativity and out-of-the-box thinking. Our work culture values diversity, social responsibility, open communication, mutual trust and respect. We are excited about the opportunity to work with you and glad you want to be part of a team of talented individuals who together can change the way the world communicates.

Requisition ID: 70923

Job Description

You will work closely with IC designers, BAW/SAW filter designers, and layout engineers developing products for wireless mobile systems. Work activities will include: circuit simulation, lab testing of circuits, presentation of design expectations/results, and participation in design reviews.

You will work with a mentor and have the following job responsibilities:

  • Module level EM simulations using HFSS/ADS

  • Module level design and simulation for simulation vs measurement correlation

  • Tuning RF front end modules in lab (PA/LNA/PA/Filters/Switch)

  • Evaluating RF parameters like S-parameters, Pout, PAE, ACLR, NF, IP3, P1dB etc

  • Impedance tuning using Smith Chart

  • Validation & characterizing performance across supply, temperature & frequency

  • Creating compliance matrix against spec, plotting results and presenting results summary


  • Ability to start in May/June 2024 and work at least 3 months. Must be currently enrolled in an Electrical Engineering MS (preferred) or Ph.D. program.

  • We will not consider students who have already graduated, please apply to a full time opening if you have graduated.

  • Good understanding in RF/microwave fundamentals such as impedance matching, passive RLC and resonant circuits, noise, linearity, circuit stability and Electromagnetic theory

  • Good circuit simulation skills utilizing Agilent ADS/, 2.5/3D EM tools such as Momentum/EMX, HFSS and Cadence and ability to translate between the model, simulation, physical implementation, and measured performance

  • Lab skills in data collection/analysis, lab debug/tuning and product troubleshooting

  • A self-starter and team player with a strong desire to learn on the job. Strong desire and commitment to take product from concept to volume production

  • Good communication skills both verbal and written, logic reasoning skills, capable of breaking down complex problems, setting priorities, reporting progress and executing to schedule

    The typical pay range for an Engineering intern across the U.S. is currently USD $26.00 - $47.50 per hour and for a Non-Engineering intern across the U.S. is currently USD $22.50 - $42.00 per hour. Starting pay will depend on level of education, the ultimate job duties and requirements, and work location. Skyworks has different pay ranges for different work locations in the U.S.

    Skyworks is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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