CPU Power RTL Architect

Austin, TX, USA | Apple

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    Information Technologies
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Job Description:
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Microarchitecture development and specification. From early high-level architectural exploration, through microarchitectural research and arriving at a detailed specification.

RTL ownership. Development, assessment and refinement of RTL design to target power, performance, area and timing goals.

Design delivery. Work with multi-functional engineering team to implement and validate physical design on the aspects of timing, area, reliability, testability and power.

Knowledge of Verilog and/or VHDL. Experience with simulators and waveform debugging tools.


-As a member of the RTL and architecture team, the responsibilities would be in the refinement of solutions in the following areas:

-Dynamic voltage and frequency scaling (DVFS/DVFM)

-Advanced thermal and energy management

-Power state definition and management

-Dynamic clocking solutions

-Di/dt mitigation strategies

-Micro-architecture strategies for improved power integrity

-Debug solutions

-Error handling

-Reset control

-Clock generation and asynchronous clock crossing strategies

Education & Experience

Bachelor’s, Electrical or Computer Engineering Preferred: Master’s or PhD, Electrical or Computer Engineering