Linear Technology
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www.linear.com Milpitas, CA 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Milpitas, CA

I applied through other source and the process took a day - interviewed at Linear Technology in March 2012.

Interview Details – 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.

Interview Question – 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?   View Answer

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Design Engineer
Milpitas, CA

The process took 5 days - interviewed at Linear Technology in March 2009.

Interview Details – 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.

Interview Question – Discuss the benefits cascode devices have on PSRR performance.   View Answers (2)

Reason for Declining – Wasn't excited about remote location.

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Boston, MA

The process took a day - interviewed at Linear Technology in February 2011.

Interview Details – He asked basic questions, one current mirror matching problem, one circuit transfer function, one noise related quesiton

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