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SR Digital Synthesis Engineer

Experience Level:  Individual Contributor
Job Type:  Full-Time

Great Britain - Reading, IE

Requisition ID:  2447

Qorvo is All Around You! We make a better world possible by providing innovative Radio Frequency (RF) solutions at the centre of connectivity. We are a global company thriving on a culture of innovation, diversity, and inclusion. We combine product and technology leadership, systems-level expertise and global manufacturing scale to quickly solve our customers’ most complex technical challenges.


Decawave is a pioneer in ultra-wideband (UWB) technology and provider of UWB solutions for mobile, automotive and IoT applications. Decawave was founded in 2007 and has deployed more than 8 million chipsets in more than 40 different market verticals – from smartphones to drones. In February 2020 the company became part of Qorvo and with that the Ultra-Wideband Business Unit (UWBU) within Qorvo Mobile Products

Main duties and responsibilities 


Work as part of a cross-functional team to deliver our next generation products from concept to volume production.  

Be responsible for the synthesis and physical implementation, going from RTL to netlist, for all aspects of the digital core from baseband blocks through to full top level and across multiple CMOS nodes. 


Tasks and Responsibilities 

nn Key responsibilities include: 

  • Working with project managers to plan digital back end tasks 

  • Physically aware digital synthesis at the block, module and top level 

  • Working with block and system designers to achieve timing and power closure 

  • Working with the digital place and route team on database handover and constraint alignment 

  • Assisting in floorplanning of digital top-level, including IP hard macros 

  • UPF flow for synthesis 

  • Scan insertion flows including compression and OCC. 

  • Extraction and static timing signoff 

  • ECO flows 


  • Interact with other engineers in the digital and RF/analog groups to ensure products are delivered to meet or exceed specifications, on time. 

  • Support concurrent engineering teams to ensure issues with current products are resolved in a timely manner and to ensure their on-going high yield in volume production. 

Main Goals: 

  • Take ownership of the synthesis flow for multiple products.  

  • Deliver timely digital/baseband designs to the roadmap. 

  • Produce high quality digital/baseband IC systems/sub-systems using industry best practice methods for design, verification and test according to project plans 

  • Actively participate in developing ICs targeted for high volume by collaboration with the entire product team 

  • Evaluate next gen tools from various vendors 

  • Actively support concurrent engineering activities e.g. continuous yield improvement 

  • Actively support applications engineering & sales teams to increase revenue 

  • Provide relevant documentation including design, product, test 


Required Knowledge/Skills 

  • Extensive experience in the low power digital ASIC backend Design flow on 40nm or lower 

  • Experience of the Synopsys or Cadence physical implementation tool set is a requirement. 

  • Have been involved in multiple design tape-outs 

  • Experience in low power physical IC design techniques including UPF 

  • Experience in the integration of IP hard macros 

  • Working knowledge of different scripting languages (C, Perl, Python) would be an advantage 

  • Excellent problem solving and analytical skills 

  • Excellent communications skills and ability to work on own initiative to come up with innovative solutions 


Minimum Bachelor of Science in Electronic Engineering or related field and 10+ years of experience in relevant product development preferred. 



We are Qorvo. We do more than create innovative RF solutions for the mobile, defense and infrastructure markets – we are a place to innovate and shape the future of wireless communications. It starts with our employees. As a unified global team, we bring a commitment to excellence, growth and a passion for creating what's next. Explore the possibilities with us.


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