The Photonic Chip and Mask Layout tool is the design cockpit of Synopsys OptoDesigner for creating PIC designs, when a designer likes to work in a layout-driven flow. This module is also the cockpit to adjust a design, when the PIC schematic has been captured and simulated with Synopsys OptSim Circuit.
The environment supports hierarchy and re-use of components. Start your design by selecting elements from extensive supplied libraries. Then, create your own parameterized building blocks. The connectivity between elements is automatically maintained when you make changes elsewhere. Once your design is finished, the powerful discretization engine generates final mask data in one of the many supported export formats.
Add-on modules provided in Synopsys OptoDesigner can be used to perform many types of simulations on your PIC designs. Other modules automate repetitive tasks to make you more productive. Synopsys OptoDesigner and its modules deliver an unmatched PIC design environment.