In early stages of development in particular, a customized package is expensive. Cordon offers some standard solutions to make this early development stage more cost-effective. In the PDK, design rules can be found for these standard packages. The PDK also indicates where it is possible, and with which freedom, to deviate from this completely standard package at limited cost and lead time. This can be used as an intermediate stage towards a fully customized package. The standard package for edge coupling is equipped for:
- Thermal management using a TEC and Thermistor
- 48 DC connects by two rows of 24 pins
- 4 RF connections (for up to 40 GHz)
- Straight and angled edge coupling
Up to 4 fibers or an array of max 32 (depending on chip configuration.