Both Photonic Design Automation (PDA) and Electronic Design Automation (EDA) vendors now focus on Photonic Integrated Circuit (PIC) design. PDA and EDA used to be separate worlds, but in the last couple of years, electronic circuit designers have been showing a growing interest in photonics. To accommodate this growing group of designers, Synopsys is actively developing interfaces between PDA and EDA tools.
With Synopsys’ solutions, photonic IC design teams have access to widely used, high-quality IC and photonic design solutions from a single provider with a single support channel:
- Simulate photonic and electronic circuits using OptSim Circuit and HSPICE
- Perform electro-optic device design – with no messy file format conversions – using the RSoft tools and Sentaurus TCAD
- Design for manufacturing with OptoDesigner and Sentaurus Process and Topography to optimize existing processes and develop new process flows