OFC2023 | Welcome to our Booth #6348


 The 48th Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition (OFC) will be held in San Diego, California, USA (2023/3/7 - 3/9), OFC is recognized as the largest and most professional international exhibition in the global optical communications industry,  OFC has attracted experts, scholars, manufacturers and technical engineers from all over the world to meet together, and provide an opportunity for face-to-face communication.


At our Booth, you can see a full-flow solution for the design, simulation, and layout of silicon photonics integrated circuits, called PIC Studio, to support commercial product development. This includes a schematic tool (pLogic), schematic-driven layout generation (Advanced SDL), an electronic-photonic circuit simulation engine (pSim) and a layout design tool (PhotoCAD). 

pSim includes a library of practical waveguide, active and passive electronic and photonic components, simplified fibre models, spectrum, oscilloscope and eye diagram measurements for time or frequency domain analysis. Designers can create schematics and set up simulations using the pLogic schematic editor or Python3, and perform circuit-level simulations using the pSim photonic circuit simulator. 

PhotoCAD is a flexible scripting framework focused on component-level and circuit-level photonic design. It is completely script-driven using the latest industry-standard Python3 language. This increases flexibility and dramatically reduces duplication of effort. The integrated GPDK allows foundries to develop PDKs. It provides Python3 scripting examples for passive/active components, demultiplexers, transceivers, optical computing, optical phased array, and programmable photonics, enabling designers to start layout design immediately after installing the tool. PhotoCAD can be combined with the pSim simulation engine to simulate the circuit layout. 

pLogic is a schematic editing tool that supports drawing schematics for the pSim simulator and schematics for the Advanced SDL tool. It supports schematic import and export by importing and exporting standard netlist files and has various drawing functions to support user-defined component symbols. It was noted that pLogic, as a schematic editing tool, can be used for schematic design without the need for a simulation and layout license, which will help multiple engineers to work together efficiently. 

As designs scale, a schematic-based approach improves overall efficiency. Designers can create schematics with photonic components and interconnects in the pLogic Schematic Editor, use the Advanced SDL engine to generate standard Python3 layout script, and invoke PhotoCAD to generate the layout, which performs schematic-driven layout (SDL). The Advanced SDL engine also supports schematic printer generation from the PhotoCAD Python3 layout script, making it easy for designers to debug circuits. PIC Studio is available now. 


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