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Explore PIC Design With Synopsys And PhoeniX Software

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Synopsys and PhoeniX Software will present a two-day workshop exploring electro-photonic design automation (EPDA) for photonic integrated circuits (PICs) at the PIC International Conference, 10-11 April at the Sheraton Brussels Airport Hotel. Delegates will learn how to use the latest software automation and optimization techniques for photonic circuit design, simulation and fabrication.

The workshop is aimed at application and R&D engineers as well as managers interested in understanding the development of PICs. According to the technical staff at Synopsys and PhoeniX Software, the workshop is also ideal for engineers presently working in compound semiconductor technologies or related fields who wish to dive deeply into practical methodologies and tools for creating and optimizing PIC designs.

During the first half of the workshop, Synopsys and PhoeniX will provide an overview of software tools and their roles in creating integrated photonic circuits and manufacturing those devices. Synopsys will describe its photonic tool chain, which features the OptSim Circuit for schematic-driven PIC design, as well as the RSoft Photonic Component Design Suite for device design and custom generation of process design kit (PDK) components that can be used in OptSim Circuit and PhoeniX Software OptoDesigner. PhoeniX Software will describe OptoDesigner, a comprehensive tool for PIC design and mask generation that naturally interfaces with OptSim Circuit for full PDK-driven and custom PIC design.

The second half of the workshop will feature live training and hands-on demonstration of the Synopsys and PhoeniX Software tools explored during day one. The top-down training will demonstrate OptSim Circuit for PIC schematic entry and simulation; PhoeniX Software OptoDesigner for PIC layout and mask generation (including its interface with OptSim Circuit); and the RSoft Photonic Component Design Suite for custom PDK development and device design. During the hands-on sessions, delegates will have the opportunity to work directly with the software under the guidance of technical staff from both companies.

Registration for the two-day workshop is limited to a maximum of 36 attendees. The delegate package price of €295 (plus VAT) includes break time refreshments and a buffet luncheon on both days; a pre-conference drinks reception on 9th April and the main conference networking dinner drinks reception on 10th April as well as access to the main exhibition hall on the 10th. For more information or to register, please paste the following address into a web browser of your choice: http://training.picinternational.net/


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