Broadcom Ic Design Intern Interview Questions

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    IC Design Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed 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 Questions
    • Technical questions on cross clock domain synchronization, metaflops, slightly complex verilog questions, setup and hold time, basic questions on C++.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Intern IC Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Clara, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Clara, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed 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 Questions
    • 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
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    IC Design Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Irvine, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Irvine, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed 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 Questions
    • 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.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Intern-IC Design for Behavior Modeling Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Irvine, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Irvine, CA
    Application Details

    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 Questions
    No Offer
    Average Interview
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    IC Design Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed 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 Questions
    • 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
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    IC Design Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed 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 Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Intern - IC Design Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Irvine, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Irvine, CA
    Application Details

    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 Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    IC Design Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Application Details

    The process took a dayinterviewed 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.

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    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Intern Analog IC Design Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Irvine, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Irvine, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Broadcom in March 2010.

    Interview Details

    1 Phone interview
    1 On-site interview

    Interview Questions
    • None - they were just testing my ability to think on my feet   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Professor said no :)

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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