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Electrical Engineering Co-Op- University of South Carolina

Electrical Engineering Co-Op- University of South Carolina
by Admin on 03-20-2023 at 1:40 pm

Website Samtec

Summary/Objective: Samtec is the global $1B+ technology leader for high speed connectivity solutions. Samtec is seeking an Electrical Engineering, Signal Integrity focused co-op.

The co-op will work with various managers and areas within our signal integrity group in order to gain exposure to the different aspects of high speed interconnect design. The position will be responsible for completing assigned projects, building trust within team members, maintaining customer focus, as well as initiating and following up on actions taken.  The ideal candidate for this position will have the ability to work with and take direction from senior engineers, be creative, passionate, and resourceful while taking initiative to explore new solutions to the issues they are presented with.

The student will be exposed to and expected to learn the basics in the many different signal integrity design practices used at SAMTEC.  These may include but are not limited to the following:

  • 3D Electromagnetic modeling
  • High Speed Interconnect analysis of printed circuit boards, packages, and connectors
  • Interconnect measurements using a Vector Network Analyzer and Time Domain Reflectometry
  • Understand Interconnect analysis methods and metrics used in Standards bodies
  • Scripting to assist in the post process analysis data


  • Junior or Senior level student pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering
  • Students planning to pursue a graduate degree in Electrical Engineering preferred
  • Have taken or plan to take courses in Electromagnetics, Microwave Engineering and Digital Signal Processing
  • Understand basic Wave Propagation, Transmission Line Theory, and Scattering Parameters
  • Familiar with high speed interconnect modeling tools such as MATLAB, ANSYS HFSS, Key Sight ADS
  • Excellent Written and Verbal Communication skills
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Effective time management skills with the ability to manage multiple projects
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