Why OptoCompiler? Widespread implementation of PICs has, until now, been impeded because many design tools were intended for electronics rather than photonics. As a result, photonic design has largely been the domain of experts. OptoCompiler addresses this challenge by merging schematic-driven layout, advanced photonic layout synthesis, and analog/mixed signal design in a familiar and feature-rich environment. With OptoCompiler, photonic design can be as productive as digital design.
You can think of OptoCompiler as an electronic-photonic design cockpit. As illustrated in Figure 2, OptoCompiler: