Senior Mixed-Signal & ADC Designer

Leuven - Researchers
More than two weeks ago

Innovating ADC designs in advanced CMOS technologies

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Senior Mixed-Signal & ADC Designer 


​Imec is the world-leading research and innovation hub in nanoelectronics and digital technologies. The combination of our widely acclaimed leadership in microchip technology and profound software and ICT expertise is what makes us unique. By leveraging our world-class infrastructure and local and global ecosystem of partners across a multitude of industries, we create groundbreaking innovation in application domains such as healthcare, smart cities and mobility, logistics and manufacturing, and energy.  

As a trusted partner for companies, start-ups and universities we bring together close to 3,500 brilliant minds from over 70 nationalities. Imec is headquartered in Leuven, Belgium and also has distributed R&D groups at a number of Flemish universities, in the Netherlands, Taiwan, USA, China, and offices in India and Japan. All of these particular traits make imec to be a top-class employer. To strengthen this position as a leading player in our field, we are looking for those passionate talents that make the difference! Currently we are looking for a motivated Senior Mixed-Signal & ADC Designer.​

The job

Imec's Perceptive Systems group in Leuven combines innovative communication and sensing technologies that unleash the full potential of the future internet of things (IoT), focusing on automotive, infrastructure and person-centric solutions. The group in Leuven enjoys a world-class reputation in advanced communication and radar systems in CMOS. In these fields, the group has a vertical system approach: our expertise ranges from antenna, frontend and baseband design to algorithms and system integration. Specifically, for IC design, imec’s established reputation has been confirmed every year by our extensive presence in top conferences such as ISSCC, RFIC, ESSCIRC and CICC. As an independent research center, we collaborate closely with top players in both industry and academia, giving our people a continuous exposure to both the latest evolutions in industrial challenges and approaches, as well as into the newest emerging academic ideas and paradigms.

The exponentially growing demand for advanced wireless communication and sensing capabilities in future IoT devices drives the industry towards ever more complex integration of analog and mixed-signal functionality in sub-nanometer (28nm and beyond) CMOS systems-on-chip (SoC). We are looking for an experienced mixed signal and ADC IC designer who can participate actively in the design of such complex SoCs.

Your key responsibilities will be:

  • Design key mixed-signal blocks for future radar and communication SoCs.
  • Design state-of-the-art innovative ADC circuits for future radar and communication SoCs.
  • Drive the bottom-up evolution of ADC circuit design taking technology scaling and changing device characteristics into account.
  • Together with the team, bring new ideas, new technical methods based on your solid technical experience.
  • Take part in the interaction with external partners and towards new prospect, as part of the technical support.


You have a PhD degree in the domain of analog and ADC design or equivalent through experience. You have at least 5 years of experience and you have designed in CMOS technology (40nm, 28nm, 16nm finfet is a plus). You are familiar with the implementation of wireless communication and/or radar circuits. Experience in an industrial context is a strong plus. Solid understanding from solid-state devices, analog/RF circuits, up to transceiver architectures. You can work independently yet in close collaboration with experts from other technical fields. You have excellent reporting skills and are able to present technical results and choices clearly and concisely. You can easily integrate in an international team. Since you will be working in a highly international environment and will be maintaining a good contact with colleagues and co-workers from all over the world, fluency in English is essential.       


In exchange for your talent, passion and expertise, you will join a multicultural and high-tech company, with challenges there for the taking. Our flexible, progressive and informal working environment offers you a range of possibilities to take initiative and show responsibility. This is your opportunity to contribute to the technology that will determine the society of tomorrow. imec supports and guides you in this process; not only with words but with concrete actions. Through imecAcademy, 'our corporate university', we are actively investing in the further development of all our employees to assure their technical and personal growth. Your valuable contribution and that of your colleagues make imec a top player in its field. Your energy and commitment are therefore appreciated by means of an attractive and competitive salary with many fringe benefits.

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