Apple

MAC System Architect (BB-A5516)

Found in: Neuvoo IL

Description:

Key Qualifications

  • At least 7 years of industry experience in wireless MAC systems engineering
  • Extensive technical background in one or more of the following:
  • MAC system engineering, including familiarity with media access protocols and related industry standards
  • Wireless MAC standards, such as those found in IEEE 802.11, 802.15, Bluetooth or 3GPP
  • Communications systems, including familiarity with Radio and PHY layer concepts
  • HW / SW partitioning and the related tradeoffs, including how to balance those for optimal power consumption, die area, flexibility, etc..
  • Firmware development principles and methods, including FW regression testing, QA, and protocol interoperability testing
  • SoC development, low power design and implementation, and digital architecture fundamentals
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent communications skills – both written and oral
  • Description

    In this role you will be responsible for the architecture of the Connectivity IP with focus on the MAC sub-system - Define, document and Spec Connectivity MAC micro-architectures and performance requirements - Analyze & simulate the performance of the Connectivity IP in real-life use-cases achieving benchmarking performances in several metrics including Throughput, Robustness, Co-existence with other Wireless IPs and more - Working closely with other architects (PHY, Power Management, FW and SW) to introduce best in class Connectivity IP solution •Develop innovative system architectures and protocols to deliver best-in-class performance for the MAC subsystem of custom wireless silicon solutions•Introduce cross-domain features where opportunities exist for innovation to achieve enhanced performance•Produce MAC architecture, specifications and corresponding performance / reference modeling in support of digital HW and FW design and verification efforts•Develop and maintain a MAC systems infrastructure applying the best methodologies for system-level simulation, pre-silicon prototyping (including emulation and FPGA prototyping), FW QA, regression and MTBF testing, and system verification to ensure first-time design success•Support the delivery of new wireless technologies to the Product Systems teams

    Education & Experience

    B.Sc/ M.Sc in Electrical or Computer Engineering or Computer Science or related field

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