Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
Interviews for Top Jobs at Linear Technology
- Design Engineer (3)
- Test Engineer (2)
- Analog Design (2)
- Process Integration Engineer (2)
- Analog IC Design (1)
- Analog IC Design Intern (1)
- Design (1)
- Process Integration (1)
- Production Operator (1)
- Associate Applications Engineer (1)
- Associate Design Engineer (1)
- Operator (1)
Design Engineer Interview
I applied through other source. The process took 1 day – interviewed at Linear Technology (Milpitas, CA) in March 2012.
If you want to be a design engineer at Linear, besides knowing circuit fundamentals (R's, C's, L's) you really have to know your transistors. Current mirrors, current sources, diff pairs, cascoding, matching, op-amps, etc. You should also know control systems, noise gain, miller effect, etc. Last but not least, a knowledge of device structure, physics, and non-idealities is necessary. Some companies pride themselves in being able to train monkeys to be design engineers, but Linear only accepts the very best.
- For an op-amp with 1kOhm output impedance and 1MHz GBP (1st order gain rolloff), operated as a follower and driving a capacitive load, what value of capacitance will bring the phase margin to 45 degrees? 1 Answer
Other Interview Reviews for Linear Technology
Design Engineer InterviewNo OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
The process took 1 day – interviewed at Linear Technology (Boston, MA) in February 2011.
He asked basic questions, one current mirror matching problem, one circuit transfer function, one noise related quesiton
Design Engineer InterviewDeclined OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
The process took 5 days – interviewed at Linear Technology (Milpitas, CA) in March 2009.
Coordination of the interview was professional. Interview consisted of 7-8 1-on-1 interviews at remote site and 7-8 1-on-1 interviews at HQ. Interviewers were very thorough: one of them had 3-4 pages of printed questions for me to go through with little help. If you know your fundamentals, you'll do well.
- Discuss the benefits cascode devices have on PSRR performance. 2 Answers
Reasons for Declining
Wasn't excited about remote location.