April 9-10, 2018
Sheraton Brussels Airport Hotel
The PIC International Conference team is pleased to announce the launch of PIC International Training. The training event will be organized in partnership with PhoeniX Software and Synopsys.
Synopsys and PhoeniX Software will present a two-day workshop on electro-photonic design automation (EPDA) for photonic integrated circuits (PICs). The workshop is aimed at application and R&D engineers as well as managers interested in understanding the development of PICs and the role of software automation in their design, simulation, and fabrication.
During the first half of the workshop, Synopsys and PhoeniX Software will provide an overview of their software tools and their role in integrated photonics design and manufacturing. Synopsys will describe its photonic tool chain, which features OptSim Circuit for schematic-driven PIC design, as well as the RSoft Photonic Component Design Suite for device design and custom generation of PDK components that can be used in OptSim Circuit and PhoeniX Software OptoDesigner. PhoeniX Software will describe OptoDesigner, a comprehensive tool for PIC design and mask generation that naturally interfaces with OptSim Circuit for full PDK-driven and custom PIC design.
The second half of the workshop will feature live training and hands-on demonstration of the Synopsys and PhoeniX Software tools for PDK-driven PIC design. The top-down training will demonstrate OptSim Circuit for PIC schematic entry and simulation, PhoeniX Software OptoDesigner for PIC layout and mask generation (including its interface with OptSim Circuit), and the RSoft Photonic Component Design Suite for custom PDK development and device design. During the hands-on session, attendees will have the opportunity to work directly with the software under the guidance of technical staff from both companies.