GlobalFoundries and Synopsys demonstrate silicon photonics design using Synopsys OptoCompiler Platform
26th April 2022
At SNUG Silicon Valley 2022, the annual Synopsys conference connecting thousands of global users, GlobalFoundries and Synopsys demonstrated a unified electronic and photonic co-design design flow using the GF Fotonix™ PDK. Emphasis was put on the custom photonic device design flow, creating native photonic-domain models, preserving all the optical behavorial properties. Electrical and photonic components of the PDK can be used together with custom photonic devices in the same schematic design. No user intervention for netlisting or port-mapping is required when simulating the electrical and optical behavior, improving quality of results and reducing design cycle times.