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     Date Submitted:12-06-2015
     Last Modified:02-07-2015 (01:52)
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     Current job:Analog/RF IC Designer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Own country
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, ,
     KeywordsDesign of analog integrated Circuits for space RF telecommunications applications

    Analog/RF IC Designer

    Design of analog and rf circuits, innovative architectures, implementation of the transistor level, Layout, DRC, LVS, QRC parasitic extraction, post-layout simulations, Temperature, Voltage and Process variation corners, statistical analysis, Test, validation and integration of silicon chips



    Age : 29 / Nationality : French


    v        Strong background in the use of the main CAD Tools for IC designs: CADENCE, ADS, MOMENTUM, HFSS

    v        Project leader for the design of silicon chips (Research and Technology applications)

    v        Implementation of the transistor-level (TL) schematics of analog and RF microelectronics circuits

    v        Performing layout solutions considering the design rules of the technology and the parasitic components

    v        Good knowledge in the IC design flow

    v        Writing technical reports and publications

     Professional Behaviors

    v        Strong communication skills, team spirit, innovative, complex problem solving


    Work Experience

    Ability to integrated an international work team

    XLIM Research laboratory in Limoges

    Analog/RF IC Designer (October 2011-January 2015)

    o     Design leader of analog integrated circuits for RF telecommunications applications (CNES R&T project)

    o     Definition of the technical specifications of the applications in conjunction with the client

    o     BiCMOS SiGe 0.25 μm technology from NXP Semiconductors

    o     Definition of the initial architectures and topologies of the circuits considering the technical specifications

    o     LAYOUT (CADENCE) : floor planning, routing, optimization of components placement, fulfill the design rules specific to the technology

    o     LVS verifications, QRC Extracted, temperatures, voltage and process variations simulations

    o     Work in close collaboration with the foundry for the manufacturing phase of the silicon chip

    o     Active participation in the RF measurements phase for the validation of the components performances

    o     Write of technical supports (measurement reports, application notes, publications)

    o     Research and Technology project CNES : System integration of high speed DACs in the innovative architecture of transmission chains of telecommunications satellites

    o     Achievements : Wideband LNAs, PAs, Active Baluns, Differential Amplifiers, Bandgaps

    French National Space Agency in Toulouse

    RF MMIC Designer (March - September 2011)

    Project CNES : HPA using GaN Technology

    o     Design of a Hybrid power amplifier using GaN technology for space telecommunications applications

    o     The objective is to compete the tube amplification technologies (ATOP) commonly used in space applications

    o     Definition of an original architecture for improving the power added efficiency (PAE) and the linearity of HPA



    Achievements : HPA GaN 20 W 65 % PAE with high linearity


    University of Limoges, Faculty of Science and Technology

    2011-2014 : PhD. Electronics of High Frequencies, Photonics and Systems

    2010-2011 :Master’s degree in Electronics of High Frequencies and Photonics

    2009-2010 :4th year of university in  Electronics of High Frequencies, Automatic and Photonics

    2008-2009 :  Bachelor’s degree in Physics, Mathematics and Photonics



    Languages : French Mother tongue / English fluent (TOEIC in May 2014 : 805 pts)


    Sports : Walking (Randonnez-vous en Haute-Vienne 2014), Mountain bike, Soccer (university championships)

    Travels : USA (N.Y, Boston, Miami), Canada (Montreal, Toronto, Ottawa), Europe (France, Spain)

    Culture : Movies (Actions, Adventures, Science-Fiction), Documentaries (Natures, Science and Technology)

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