The OptoDesigner Design Rule Checking (DRC) module provides powerful capabilities to verify PIC designs prior to sending mask data to foundries.
OptoDesigner supports several ways to automatically verify PIC designs:
- You can define checks inside your own building blocks
- The foundry can implement checks in the PDK
- OptoDesigner can perform automated checks on your design, such as width and radius checks for the waveguides
The Design Rule Checking Module can perform an extensive number of additional checks on the final mask data in the GDS file, ranging from single-layer rules such as the minimum feature size to rules that apply to multiple mask layers.