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.
We facilitate first-time-right PIC manufacturing.
Thermal effects are difficult to quantify, but they can disrupt optical signals and reduce the lifespan of lasers. Inside of data centers, photonics needs to be more tightly integrated and better characterized than what is done today with plug-in modules.
iPhone X elevates niche optical technology to hot growth market. Now the question is what else it is good for? “With phones, there are lots of hidden and non-hidden cameras,” said Twan Korthorst, R&D director for photonic solutions at Synopsys. “Those cameras can identify whether you’re looking at the phone and take optical measurements, which is where VCSELs come into play. There is a detector, a light source and an image. VCSELs are a small discrete component.”