Posted by Optical Solutions on November 4, 2020
In September 2020, Synopsys launched the OptoCompiler platform for photonic integrated circuit (PIC) design. OptoCompiler is the industry’s first unified electronic and photonic design platform that combines mature and dedicated photonic technology with Synopsys’ industry-proven electronic design tools to enable engineers to produce and verify complex PIC designs quickly and accurately (Figure 1).
Why OptoCompiler? Widespread implementation of PICs has, until now, been impeded because many design tools were intended for electronics rather than photonics. As a result, photonic design has largely been the domain of experts. OptoCompiler addresses this challenge by merging schematic-driven layout, advanced photonic layout synthesis, and analog/mixed signal design in a familiar and feature-rich environment. With OptoCompiler, photonic design can be as productive as digital design.
You can think of OptoCompiler as an electronic-photonic design cockpit. As illustrated in Figure 2, OptoCompiler:
All of these unified capabilities – delivered in an easy to use and familiar environment for IC designers – enable teams to produce and verify complex PIC designs quickly and accurately.
Visit https://www.synopsys.com/photonic-solutions/optocompiler.html to learn more about how OptoCompiler is transforming PIC design. Or, contact our team of photonic experts at firstname.lastname@example.org to request a demo.
Also visit our YouTube channel to get a closer look at OptoCompiler and how it plays a part in the PIC workflow.
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