OptSim Elite supports the simulation of design hierarchies. Model bidirectional signal flow for both optical (single- and multi-wavelength) and electrical signals. Co-simulation with HSPICE and FineSim enables simulation of electronics in the PIC using industry leading electrical circuit simulators together with the simulation of photonic circuits. Additional features include:
In addition to supporting PIC design models and features of OptSim Circuit, OptSim Elite provides a rich library of single- and multimode fiber-optic system design models thereby allowing testing a PIC at the system level.
OptSim Elite is integrated with Synopsys Simulation and Analysis Environment (SAE) for both electrical and photonic netlists allowing for the set-up of testbenches, specifying simulation engine and parameters, and performing scans and analyses.
OptSim Elite results and waveforms (logical, electrical, and optical) can be viewed via SAE in both the Custom Waveview and OptSim Viewer.