CompoundTek Collaborates with Cadence and Lumerical to Deliver Integrated Electronic-Photonic Design Automation PDK for Silicon Photonics ICs

New advanced EPDA flow supports the continued development of SiPh solutions

Singapore, 12 December 2019 – Today announced that it has collaborated with Cadence Design Systems, Inc. and leading photonics design and simulation provider, Lumerical, on the delivery of a new CompoundTek process design kit (PDK) for SiPh ICs. The PDK consists of a new, advanced electronic-photonic design automation (EPDA) flow with features aimed at further advancing the development of differentiated SiPh solutions.

The PDK is based on the Cadence® Virtuoso® custom IC design platform, utilising the Cadence CurvyCore™ engine, Cadence Spectre® simulation platform and the electrical-optical co-simulation capability in Lumerical’s photonic integrated circuit simulator INTERCONNECT. The kit includes active and passive devices such as optical waveguide devices, fibre-to-waveguide couplers, high-speed waveguide Ge photo-detectors and high-speed modulators to enable SiPh designers to design and verify their photonics products more quickly and efficiently before fabricating physical prototypes. 

“Our strategic collaboration with Cadence and Lumerical enables customers to leverage an integrated EPDA PDK, which features an open SiPh manufacturing platform to accelerate the adoption of SiPh solutions for various applications ranging from datacom transceivers, smart sensor, bio-medical, automotive lidar, quantum computing and artificial intelligence,” said KS Ang, chief operation officer of CompoundTek.

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