Cloud native EDA tools & pre-optimized hardware platforms
Synopsys OptoCompiler is the industry’s first unified electronic and photonic design platform that combines mature and dedicated photonic technology with Synopsys’ industry-proven electronic design tools to enable engineers to produce and verify complex PIC designs quickly and accurately.
By providing schematic-driven layout and advanced photonic layout synthesis in a single platform, Synopsys OptoCompiler bridges the gap between photonic experts and IC designers to make photonic design as productive as digital design.
Being able to design our electronics and photonics in the same platform is key. The Synopsys platform gives CMOS IC designers the ability to create PICs in a platform and flow that looks very much like a standard CMOS AMS flow."
PIC Design Manager
Synopsys OptoCompiler supports electronic-photonic co-design to ensure scalable photonic IC design processes. Comprehensive features for hierarchical design enable multiple designers to work closely together to shorten product development cycle times.
Pictured: Dedicated photonic nets, pins, and signals including compatibility checks.
Synopsys OptoCompiler includes dedicated native photonic simulators – in conjunction with industry-standard electrical simulators – for accurate simulation results that account for statistical variations.
Pictured: Curvilinear shapes optimized from photonics, with seamless abutment and automatic connectors.
Synopsys OptoCompiler provides seamless design and simulation of custom photonic components alongside process design kit (PDK) components.
Pictured: Full schematic-driven-layout flow, with the ability to back-annotate photonic waveguide implementation into simulation.
Synopsys OptoCompiler includes an exclusive feature for seamless abutment of photonic ports at any angle without gaps or overlaps.
With one click, you can connect and align photonic circuits at any angle in Synopsys OptoCompiler’s intuitive interface.
Synopsys OptoCompiler’s assisted waveguide routing feature provides flexible, interactive waveguide routing with smart obstacle avoidance.
Synopsys OptSim is our industry proven solution to simulate complete photonic systems and circuits. Synopsys OptSim is integrated with Synopsys OptoCompiler and enables E/O co-simulation with Synopsys electrical simulators.Learn More
Synopsys Photonic Device Compiler enables PIC designers and PDK developers to design, analyze and optimize photonic devices and generate all the required information for Synopsys OptoCompiler and Synopsys OptSim.Learn More
Synopsys OptoCompiler is the industry’s first unified electronic and photonic design platform that combines mature and dedicated photonic technology with Synopsys’ industry-proven electronic design tools to enable engineers to produce and verify complex PIC designs quickly and accurately. Learn more about Synopsys OptoCompiler, its features, and how it is transforming PIC design.Read blog entry