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Apple CPU RTL Engineer in Portland, Oregon

CPU RTL Engineer

Portland,Oregon,United States


  • You should possess a BS/MS in Computer or Electrical Engineering with 5+ years of CPU RTL experience

  • You should have Thorough knowledge of microprocessor architecture including expertise in one or more of the following areas: instruction fetch and decode, branch prediction, instruction scheduling and register renaming, out-of-order execution, integer and floating point execution, load/store execution, cache and memory subsystems

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

  • Knowledge of logic design principles along with timing and power implications

  • Understanding of low power microarchitecture techniques

  • Understanding of high performance techniques and trade-offs in a CPU microarchitecture

  • Experience in C or C++ programming

  • Experience using an interpretive language such as Perl or Python


As an RTL engineer you will own or participate in the following: • Microarchitecture development and specification - from early high-level architectural exploration, through micro architectural research and arriving at a detailed specification • RTL ownership - development, assessment and refinement of RTL design to target power, performance, area and timing goals • Validation - support test bench development and simulation for functional and performance verification • Performance exploration and correlation - explore high performance strategies and validate that the RTL design meets targeted performance • Design delivery - work with multi-functional engineering team to implement and validate physical design on the aspects of timing, area, reliability, testability and power

Education & Experience

BS/MS in Computer or Electrical Engineering is required.

Additional Requirements

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