Photonic Integrated Circuit Design Tools

Driving the PIC Revolution with Synopsys' Photonic Solutions

Synopsys has the industry-leading tools to make PIC technology mainstream

Synopsys’ 30 years of leadership in EDA, combined with PhoeniX OptoDesigner’s and the RSoft products’ 25 years of leadership in photonic design automation (PDA), positions Synopsys to provide a best-in-class photonic integrated circuit (PIC) design flow.
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Complete photonic design solutions across the entire PIC development cycle

Photonic Integrated Circuit Design Flow Diagram

Co-Design of Photonics and Electronics

With Synopsys’ solutions, IC design teams have access to widely used, high-quality IC and photonic design software from a single provider with a single support channel:

  • Simulate photonic and electronic circuits using OptSim Circuit and HSPICE
  • Perform electro-optic device design using the RSoft tools and Sentaurus TCAD
  • Design for manufacturing with OptoDesigner tools and Sentaurus Process and Topography to optimize existing processes and develop new process flows.

Latest News and Upcoming Events


Synopsys Photonic Solutions New Features 2019.09

Learn about the latest features in the Photonic Solutions 2019.09 Photonic Design Software portfolio updates. Efficiently accelerate your designs with the latest features.

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Analysis and Optimization of Photonic Components

A Synopsys Photonic Solutions webinar providing tips for the analysis and optimization of photonic components. Get the M.O.S.T. out of your designs.


An effective approach for the design and simulation of metalens structures

Synopsys Photonic Solutions presents a webinar describing an effective approach for design and simulation of metalens structures.


Simulation Methodology for LiDAR-On-Chip

A detailed demonstration of how the Synopsys tool chain works for Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) on chip. In this webinar, RSoft BeamPROP is applied to design waveguide-based power splitters, including the comparison of an MMI and a Y branch.


PIC Design Suite from Idea to Fabrication

This presentation covers key features of Synopsys’ comprehensive PIC flow, creating custom PDKs from RSoft Device Tools to OptSim Circuit, connecting HSPICE to OptSim Circuit for EIC-PIC co-simulation, the OptSim Circuit and OptoDesigner bi-directional interface and more.


TowerJazz and Synopsys Present: Open Commercial Silicon Photonics Process

A webinar demonstrating the world's first open commercial silicon photonics process from TowerJazz, enabled by Synopsys' PIC Design Suite.

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