European Conference on Optical Communication (ECOC) 2023

October 2-4, 2023

Synopsys Booth #126


Glasgow, Scotland
G3 8YW

Exhibition Hours

  • Monday 2 October: 0930 – 1700
  • Tuesday 3 October: 0930 – 1700
  • Wednesday 4 October: 0930 – 1600

Conference Overview

ECOC is Europe’s largest event on optical communications. In this year’s in-person event, Synopsys will feature its photonic IC design products and 112G/224G Ethernet IP for optics designs. See various demos in our booth and our partner’s booth, network with experts, and find out how to meet the requirements of your energy-efficient, high-performance devices, systems, and SoCs.

Synopsys Booth #126

Synopsys will demo its photonic design and high-speed Ethernet IP solutions at ECOC 2023. Stop by booth #126 to speak with our experts.

Synopsys OptoComplier

See how OptoCompiler -- the industry’s first unified electronic and photonic design platform -- combines mature and dedicated photonic technology with Synopsys’ industry-proven electronic design tools to enable engineers to produce and verify complex photonic IC designs quickly and accurately.

Photonic Device Compiler

This demo will show how RSoft Photonic Device ToolsSentaurus TCAD and Custom PDK Utility are seamlessly integrated to design and optimize photonic devices and to automatically create symbols, layout and models for OptoCompiler and OptSim.

Simulating Coherent Optical Fiber Systems with OptSim

Learn how OptSim provides photonic system modeling capabilities and real application scenarios using extensive industry specifications. Whether you are interested in maximizing performance, minimizing costs, reducing time to market, fast prototyping, or analyzing multiple "what-if" scenarios for optical communication systems, OptSim is your tool of choice.

Synopsys Ethernet IP Solutions

  • 800G Ethernet Subsystem Interoperability Success with Ecosystem 
    See our evaluation board with 8 lanes of silicon-proven 112G Ethernet PHY IP for long reach channels and 800G MAC & PCS interoperating with a Xena Exerciser showing linkup, packet receive/transfer, FEC histogram and other performance metrics
  • 112G Ethernet PHY IP E-O-E Interoperability Success with OpenLight's PIC Showing Excellent Performance
    See Synopsys 112G Ethernet PHY IP successfully interoperating with the ecosystem in an Electrical-Optical-Electrical Link, ie: Amplifier, PIC, optical cables, PD, TIA
  • 112G Very Short Reach PHY Interoperability Success with excellent C2M channel performance
    See Synopsys 112G Ethernet PHY IP for very short reach, silicon-proven in 5nm, interoperating with a VSR channel and showing excellent loopback performance

Sivers Photonics Joint Application Demo

At the conference, Sivers Photonics and Synopsys will jointly host an application demo on the impact of multipath interference (MPI) in high-speed PAM4 optical data links. The design uses a Sivers Photonics DFB Laser commonly used in 400G/800G Ethernet, datacenter & enterprise networking, and silicon photonics applications. Optical multipath interference noise in high-speed PAM4 links is a key contributor to performance impairments along with the transmitter and channel properties such as relative intensity noise (RIN), laser linewidth, dispersive and nonlinear behavior of the fiber. Stop by our booth # 126 to learn more about the MPI-induced transmitter dispersion eye-closure quaternary (TDECQ) penalties in high-speed PAM4 systems.

Partner Demos

Keysight Booth #219

  • Synopsys 224G TX successful interoperability showing wide-open PAM4 eyes with Keysight's scope 

OIF Booth #304

  • Synopsys 224G RX excellent performance on a 29dB channel with third-party vendors
  • Synopsys 112G LR and VSR performance on a long-reach DAC and VSR channel interoperating with a Broadcom switch

Ethernet Alliance Booth #460

  • See a variety of Synopsys 800G Ethernet Subsystem successful interoperability demonstrations with ecosystem partners showing 800G and 400G Ethernet traffic and other performance metrics

To Schedule a Meeting

If you are planning to attend ECOC and would like to schedule an on-site meeting or product demo with Synopsys, send an e-mail to