Designed AMS-RF layout for Mobile and Server Interconnect
for a leading wireless products and technologies player
Our client is a leader of wireless server products and technologies.
Our client wanted us to design a AMS-RF layout of their RF transceiver and high speed serial link blocks for Mobile and Server Interconnect.
The team constituted 7 resources: 3 TX, 3 RX and 1 very senior human resource for top level integration and signal flow.
The team executed the project in a span of 10 months
ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Team Cientra too complete ownership of the TX/RX block such as LNA, Mixer, I-Q mixer, PA, Switches, PLL and RF filter. They were able to:
- Understand the transceiver block placements
in the top level and handle layout issues such as sensitive signal and power routing, matching, shielding, guard-ring placement ,etc. in accordance
- Perform complete verification flows
(DRC, LVS, ERC, Antenna, ESD and latch-up qualification)
- Review the layout with architect and design teams
to ensure the results were satisfactory (quick comeback with the AR’s given by circuit team)
Cadence virtuoso layout editor L/XL, QRC L/XL for parasitic extraction and PVS flow
- Engagement Model
One block per person plus one resource to supervise the complete top level integration and clean up.
Targeting the analog-RF front end, for next generation Mobile sub-system.
- Design specs
Speed /Frequency like 800M-900MHz, 2.4/5GHz and multi-channel wireless system, in 90nm/65nm RF process technology
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