Job Title: Communication Engineer
Date Posted: 05-16-2008
Job Location: Illinois-Chicago
Job Type: Contract
Education Level: Bachelors Degree
Work Experience: 2+ to 5 Years
Job Shift: First Shift
Hourly Salary: $50-$60/hr
Company Name: CDI Corporation
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Job Description:
The successful candidate will be the engineer responsible for the front-end portion (tuner &
demodulator) of one or more next-generation digital satellite receivers (set-top box).
Specific responsibilities will include:

- Evaluation (cost, performance, power, risk) of various silicon solutions to perform the
front-end functionality of digital satellite receivers.
- Design and schematic creation of demodulator circuit, and review of tuner circuit (done by
RF/tuner engineer)
- Assist with PCB layout to achieve proper system performance.
- Write demod software driver in C to be incorporated in system software

Design Verficiation:
- Basic debug & bringup of front-end hardware.
- Debug & refinement of demod software driver.
- Detailed performance testing and verification of front-end system (BER vs. SNR, etc.)
- Work with silicon vendors & software team to implement functionality and solve problems.
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