imec - Power-supply rejection techniques for modern high-efficiency IoT PA’s

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Power-supply rejection techniques for modern high-efficiency IoT PA’s


Project Description

Power amplifiers (PA) are key building blocks for IoT sensor nodes. Modern IoT PAs are very efficient, but do not respond well to distortion on their power supply. Hence, to meet the spectral requirements of the radio regulations, a clean supply is necessary. Creating a clean supply costs power, reducing the system efficiency. This project focusses at inventing a PA architecture which has both a high efficiency and a high tolerance to supply distortion.


Your Tasks

  • Literature studies on state-of-the-art IoT transmitters.
  • Understanding both analog and digital/system design methodologies.
  • Architecture study and proposal.
  • Circuit implementation.
  • Layout and post-layout simulation.
  • In case of high-quality design: making design into a test-chip which will be produced (tape-out).


Your Profile

  • You are an MSc student.
  • You are available for a period of 12 months.
  • Good analytical skills (e. g. Mathematical skills).
  • Good CAD skills (e. g. MATLAB/Cadence).
  • Knowledges of designing CMOS circuits.
  • Knowledges of RF systems.
  • Entitled to do an internship in the Netherlands.
  • Motivated student eager to work independently and expand knowledge in the field.      
  • Good written and verbal English skills.


For all inquiries, please contact:

Click on ‘apply’ to submit your application. You will then be redirected to e-recruiting. 


Please be advised that non-EU/EEA country students that are studying outside of the Netherlands, need to have a work-permit to be able to do an internship in the Netherlands



Location: Eindhoven


Ms Najat Loiazizi, HR specialist.

Telephone number: +31 (0)40 40 20 675


Apply now