Synopsys Driving the PIC Revolution

From Idea to Fabrication

University of California, Santa Barbara, CA

October 29 – November 1, 2018

The University of California, Santa Barbara and Synopsys present a four-day training on photonic integrated circuits (PIC) design. The training is aimed at academic and corporate parties interested in understanding the development of PICs and the role of software automation in their design, simulation, and fabrication procedures.

Summary of Topics

  • Overview of the integrated photonics eco-system by UCSB and Foundry Technology
  • Introduction to Synopsys PIC Design Tools and their role in integrated photonics design and manufacturing
  • Live demonstrations
  • Hands-on session using Synopsys PIC Design Tools for PDK-driven PIC design

Agenda

Day 1 : Seminar

PIC Ecosystem and Fabrication

    8:45 – 9:00   Registration and Welcome

    9:00 – 9:45   John Bowers - UCSB

  9:45 – 10:30   Driving the PIC Revolution - Remco Stoffer - Synopsys

10:30 – 10:45   Coffee Break

10:45 – 11:30   Foundry Talk: Bart Bergman - AIM Photonics, SUNYPOLY

11:30 – 12:15   Foundry Talk: Ed Preisler - TowerJazz

12:15 – 13:15   Lunch

PIC Applications

13:15 – 14:00   Packaging: Dan Neugroschl - Chiral Photonics

14:00 – 14:45   Sensing Applications: Carl Meinhart - UCSB

14:45 – 15:00   Coffee Break

15:00 – 15:45   RF and Microwave: Adam Scofield - Aerospace Corporation

15:45 – 16:30   Datacom: Aaron Zilke - Rockley Photonics

16:30 – 18:00   Networking Session (Drinks and Catering)

               18:00   End of day 1

 

Day 2 : Circuit Sim

    9:00 – 9:45   Introduction to Synopsys PIC Design Flow

  9:45 – 10:30   Hands-on: OptSim Circuit Basics

10:30 – 10:45   Coffee Break

10:45 – 11:30   Hands-on: Modulators: Ring, TW-MZM, SE-MZM

11:30 – 12:15   Hands-on: PDKs Part 1: APSUNY 2.5a

12:15 – 13:15   Lunch

13:15 – 14:00   Hands-on: PDKs Part 2: Advanced designs using APSUNY 2.5a

14:00 – 14:45   Design for manufacturing : Monte Carlo

               14:45   End of day 2

 

Day 3 : Layout Gen

    9:00 – 9:45   Introduction to Mask Layout and PDKs

  9:45 – 10:30   Hands-on : Mask layout and DRC

10:30 – 10:45   Coffee Break

10:45 – 11:30   Hands-on : Building Block generation

11:30 – 12:15   Phase Aware Connectivity and Autorouting

12:15 – 13:15   Lunch

13:15 – 14:00   Hands-on : Autorouting

14:00 – 14:45   Hands-on : Complete PIC Design Flow, APSUNY IM-DD and QPSK Transceivers              

               14:45   End of day 3

 

Day 4 : Component Sim

    9:00 – 9:45   Introduction to Synopsys PIC component design

  9:45 – 10:30   Hands-on: Creating and simulating passive components

10:30 – 10:45   Coffee Break

10:45 – 11:30   Hands-on: Creating custom PDK models to augment existing PDKs

11:30 – 12:15   Hands-on: Mode solver for layout generation

12:15 – 13:15   Lunch

13:15 – 14:00   Hands-on: Design optimization of passive components

               14:00   End of day 3

Registration Information

This training is free for all attendees that register to the event.

Requirements

We ask for all participants to bring their own laptop with full administrative rights, as well as to make sure their laptos fulfill the following system requirements:

  • Windows 7 or newer (64 bits)
  • WiFi card
  • 3 GB free hard disk space
  • 2 GB RAM memory
  • 1 USB port

During the training sessions, the participants will be required to install a third party software that will allow them to access a cloud-base service, where the PIC Design Tools are pre-installed for their convenience.

Location and Directions

Elings Hall Room 1605
Building 266, University of California, Santa Barbara 
Santa Barbara, CA 93106

Hosts

Synopsys 

University of California, Santa Barbara