Internship | On-Chip RF Transformer Design Macro
Reduce on-chip transformer design time by a factor 10
What will be your role?
The design-cycle of an on-chip RF transformer is normally time-consuming as it requires multiple iterations of (manual) layout adjustments and EM-simulations. By using the optimizer within the Keysight ADS software in combination with ADS’s Momentum EM-simulator, this process can be enhanced. For this purpose a macro is required that you will build. This macro should adjust the RF transformer’s layout as function of its design parameters, such as the number of windings and inner diameter. This macro will preferably be implemented in ADS’s AEL programming language and should be tested within the design environment.
The duration of this internship is at least 3 months.
What we expect from you
- You are in the final stages of your degree in electrical engineering or a similar degree;
- You have basic understanding of RF design and have experience in programming;
- You are pragmatic and focused on making things work;
- Next to technical expertise we value communication skills and a results-driven attitude.
What you'll get in return
You want to work on the precursor of your career; a work placement gives you an opportunity to take a good look at your prospective future employer. TNO goes a step further. It’s not just looking that interests us; you and your knowledge are essential to our innovation. That’s why we attach a great deal of value to your personal and professional development. You will, of course, be properly supervised during your work placement and be given the scope for you to get the best out of yourself. Naturally, we provide suitable work placement compensation.
TNO as an employer
You will perform this assignment in the department of Radar Technology. We are a passionate and creative group of professionals (60 people) dedicated to the specification, development and evaluation of innovative, high-performance MMICs, miniaturised and integrated RF subsystems, antennas and front-ends. The department is at the heart of novel, game-changing radar system and signal processing concepts for the military, space and civil domains.
You can find more information about the department of Radar Technology here (in Dutch).
The selection process
For this vacancy it is required that the AIVD issues a security clearance after conducting a security screening. This process may take up to 8 weeks. If you have been abroad for more than 3 consecutive months in the past 5 years, or if you do not have the Dutch nationality, the process may take longer, but it is also possible that the application will not be processed. In most cases you can start after 3 months. Please visit for more information the AIVD website.
Has this job opening sparked your interest?
Then please feel free to apply on this vacancy! For further questions don’t hesitate to contact us.
Due to Covid-19 and the consequent uncertainties and restrictions, students who are not residing in the Netherlands may currently not be able to start an internship or graduation project at TNO.