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Tutorial – Electronic/Photonic IC Design for 5G RF Applications

James Pond  (CTO, Lumerical)

Gilles Lamant  (Distinguished Engineer, Cadence)

Pei-Der Tseng  (Design Engineering Architect, Cadence Design Systems)

Samir Chaudhry  (Director, Design Enablement , TowerJazz)

Rich Goldman  (Head of Marketing, Lumerical)

Zeqin Lu  (Senior Solutions Engineer, Lumerical)

Location: Ballroom A

Date: Tuesday, January 28

Time: 1:30pm - 4:30pm

Track: 03. Integrating Photonics & Wireless in Electrical Design

Format: Tutorial

Pass Type: All-Access Pass, Alumni All-Access Pass - Get your pass now!

Vault Recording: TBD

Audience Level: Intermediate

In order to be a hands-on participant in this session, please bring a laptop with a VNC client installed. There will be a maximum of 25 VNC-enabled participants.

Photonic integrated circuits are rapidly advancing in several applications, such as datacom and telecom, virtual reality, sensors, automotive and medical applications. Validated, unified Electronic/Photonic Design Automation (EPDA) tool flows are key to bringing standardization and scalability to silicon photonics, including implementating 5G and WiGig. In this tutorial, we introduce a PDK-based design flow enabling RF designs for 5G and WiGig. Experts from leading EDA and photonics design tools vendors will demonstrate how close integration between schematic capture, electronic-photonic co-simulation, and layout tools, together with electronic/photonic PDKs delivers silicon-proven 5G designs. Attendees will learn about EPDA co-design and co-simulation, as well as photonic-specific compact model libraries (CMLs). Attendees will get hands-on experience with the latest EPDA design tools and foundry PDK.


Validated, unified Electronic/Photonic Design Automation (EPDA) tool flows are a key technology component to bring standardization and scalability to silicon photonics. In this tutorial, experts from leading design tools and foundries will introduce a commercial silicon photonic process and PDK-based design flow supporting RF applications for 5G.

Intended Audience

- Experience with schematic-driven EDA flows
- Exposure to concepts of Silicon Photonics
- Basic knowledge of common photonic components and applications