PIC Design Suite Support: OptoDesigner and OptSim Circuit

Software and License File Download Instructions

Direct-Sales Customers

Synopsys Photonic Solutions software and license key files for direct-sales customers are available on the Synopsys SolvNet site at http://solvnet.synopsys.com.

If you do not already have a SolvNet account, learn how you can sign up for an account and obtain Synopsys Photonic Solutions software and license key files.

Distributor Customers

For customers working with distributors, please contact your local Synopsys products software distributor  to obtain your software and license files.

If your country is not listed on our Global Contacts page, please contact us at pic_support@synopsys.com for instructions.

Installation Quick Start

The PIC Design Suite Installation Quick Start Guide provides a high-level overview of the installation process with links to more details about the process.

Process Design Kits

Visit our Customer Support Portal for information about PDK installers and how to obtain PDK files (account required).

Process Design Kits (PDKs) provide photonic circuit designers the ability to use pre-qualified and characterized building blocks from which to build up their circuits. This saves designers time and reduces potential errors.

PDKs can include:

  • Libraries of passive and active photonic building blocks
  • Die and package templates
  • Frequency and time-domain models (only for PDKs with circuit simulation capabilities)
  • Optical properties for custom component design and phase-aware routing
  • Optical and manufacturing verification rules
  • Automated streamout to final, foundry-specific graphic database system (GDS) format

OptSim Circuit and OptoDesigner provide access to more than 30 foundry-specific PDKs to provide PDK-driven custom and hybrid design capabilities for the following technology platforms:

  • Silicon photonics
  • InP/III-V technologies
  • TriPleX and other SiO2/SiN technologies
  • Polymers, silica, and more

Following is a list of the PDKs available from foundry partners offering MPW services. This list groups the PDKs according to their design capabilities.

Circuit Simulation and Layout Generation (Full Flow)

Layout Generation

Circuit Simulation

Packaging Services

Customer Support Portal

The Customer Support Portal is a password-protected site that offers additional resources for OptoDesigner and OptSim Circuit customers. It provides access to training materials, user documentation, training videos, and more. New users can register for an account, which is usually activated within one business day.

Photonic Solutions Enewsletters

Photonic Solutions enewsletters are sent monthly to current customers. Some resources referenced in the enewsletters are available on the Customer Support Portal (account required).

Interested in a Free 30-Day Evaluation?

Learn more about our free 30-day evaluations of the PIC Design Suite, which provides the industry’s only seamless photonic integrated circuit design flow from concept to manufacturable design.