Photonic Solutions Webinars

Photonic Chip Design Made Easy with AutoRouting

Wednesday, October 21, 2020
9:00 a.m. (PDT)
Duration: 45 min presentation 

Creating connections between components takes a large part of the layout implementation time for any integrated circuit. This is also becoming more important for PIC designs, as the number of components being deployed in PICs is increasing and both optical as well as electrical connections must be made. The routing rules for PICs are significantly different than in digital CMOS ICs. Photonic connections are made using waveguides that are curvilinear in nature to reduce light loss, reflections and dispersion.

During this webinar, we will discuss Synopsys approach to implement fast and accurate electrical and optical interconnection between photonic components inside a PIC design.

Our team of experts will demonstrate this module and provide layout engineers with the ability to adjust their design approach for different routing layers and types, all while minimizing error and reducing development time. 

What You Will Learn

  • How to implement AutoRouting design capabilities on different PIC technologies, ranging from Silicon photonics through III-IVs to PLCs.
  • How to optimize your electrical connections with multi-layer metal Manhattan-style routing for DC and low-speed RF routing.

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