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Broadcom Ic Design Intern Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Feb 28, 2014
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IC Design Intern Interview

IC Design Intern
San Francisco, CA

I applied online and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Broadcom in March 2013.

Interview Details – One phone call from the team lead. Asked about the projects and course work. It was more like a casual technical round. Lasted for about 45min. Second phone call on the same day was from the principal designer of the team. Asked more in death technical questions. 60min.

Interview Question – Technical questions on cross clock domain synchronization, metaflops, slightly complex verilog questions, setup and hold time, basic questions on C++.   Answer Question

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Intern IC Design Engineer Interview

Intern IC Design Engineer
Santa Clara, CA

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Broadcom in March 2013.

Interview Details – 30 mins phone interview at first. Then take an on-site interview with 4 engineers. One of them asked me something about my background and available time. The other three are all technical interviewers.

Interview Question – How to design a counter to count the rising/falling edge of a signals; how to use RTL to realize I2C EEPROM protocol.   Answer Question

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Intern Analog IC Design Interview

Intern Analog IC Design
Irvine, CA

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Broadcom in March 2010.

Interview Details – 1 Phone interview
1 On-site interview

Interview Question – None - they were just testing my ability to think on my feet   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – Professor said no :)

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IC Design Intern Interview

IC Design Intern
Irvine, CA

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Broadcom in December 2012.

Interview Details – Applied online and got a call within 2 weeks. Had 2 phone interviews and one onsite interview of 3 rounds.

Interview Question – In the final round , I was asked some logic puzzle which was unexpected, I took some time but finally solved it.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – I did not negotiate with them, but I think you could it. But since it is an internship there wont be much difference in your pay.

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Intern-IC Design for Behavior Modeling Interview

Intern-IC Design for Behavior Modeling
Irvine, CA

I applied online - interviewed at Broadcom in November 2012.

Interview Details – Submit the resume on the Broadcom Website.

Phone interview: CS-Amplifer, OTA, Mixer, TIA

Onsite interview: (5 interviewers)

1. Behavior modeling questions on LPF, type-I PLL.

2. Resume

3. Load-line theory, digital basics.

4. phase noise, smith chart, LNA, Mixer design

5. Ring oscillator, Loop filter of PLL etc.

6. Receiver architecture

Interview Question – What type of capacitor does PLL tap?   View Answer

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IC Design Intern Interview

IC Design Intern
San Diego, CA

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Broadcom in May 2012.

Interview Details – Initial phone screening (some questions on resume and mostly verilog questions) followed by onsite interview with 4 people (half hour each) general HR questions, state machine problem, timing related questions, verilog coding.

Interview Question – last round of interview was out of the blue.. was asked many questions about CPU Design and placement..   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No window for negotiation

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Intern - IC Design Interview

Intern - IC Design
Irvine, CA

I interviewed at Broadcom in March 2012.

Interview Details – On site @ Irvine, 5 interviewers, 45-min talk w/ each of them
Questions regarding C/C++ programming, verilog, and digital circuit design

Interview Question – General knowledge about tcl   Answer Question

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IC Design Intern Interview

IC Design Intern
San Diego, CA

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Broadcom in April 2012.

Interview Details – I got email for Phone interview for Hardware Engineer Intern. During phone interview, I was asked about VLSI and ASIC design concepts such as delay, power related questions of CMOS. Some basic questions like Design divide by 2 counter, what is setup and hold time etc. Interview lasted for 45 minutes.

Then I got onsite interview call after one month. Onsite interview was six 1:1 interviews for total 3hours. There was talk mostly on resume and the projects which I did in the field of VLSI and digital systems test. I got offer letter 1 week after the onsite interview.

Interview Question – Explain low power IC design methods.   Answer Question

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IC Design Intern Interview

IC Design Intern
San Jose, CA

The process took a day - interviewed at Broadcom in November 2010.

Interview Details – First, I was interviewed by the Director of ENgineering. He is really nice. He wants to know that I know what his group does and how different this line of work is different from other groups. Next, I was interviewed by another engineer. He is new to the company. He asked me a lot of technical questions, basic stuff like logic design, finite state machine and FIFO. I didnt answer all correctly but he was very nice. Next I was interviewed by another engineer. She asked Mostly behaviorual questions and a few technical one. I didn't know some of the things but she said it's fine and that she is just checking if I have worked on something like that before. After that a lunch interview with the third engineer he talked more about Broadcom, how he got here and things like that.

Interview Question – design AND from Mux   View Answers (2)

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