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Tutorial – Lowering the Barrier to Entry for Electronic/Photonic ICs

James Pond (CTO, Lumerical)

Gilles Lamant (Distinguished Engineer, Cadence Design Systems)

Samir Chaudhry (Director, Design Enablement, TowerJazz)

Ahmadreza Farsaei (Senior Principal Product Engineer , Cadence)

Kerry Schutz (Application Engineer, Mathworks)

Location: Ballroom B

Date: Tuesday, January 29

Time: 9:00am - 11:50am

Track: 03. Integrating Photonics & Wireless in Electrical Design

Session Type: Tutorial

Vault Recording: TBD

Audience Level: Intermediate

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, we introduce the first open commercial silicon photonic process and PDK-based design flow. Experts from the leading design tools will demonstrate how close integration between schematic capture, electronic-photonic co-simulation, and layout tools, together with electronic/photonic PDKs delivers silicon-proven designs, such as LiDAR. 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.

This is a hands-on tutorial. Attendees must bring their laptop. Attendees will access Math Works, Cadence and Lumerical software. To enable this, your laptop must be loaded with your favorite VNC software before your arrival.

Please note that we will be limiting the number of people who can attend this tutorial.


Attendees will gain an understanding of the first open commercial silicon photonic process and PDK-based design flow. They will also have the unique opportunity for hands on experience with the latest EPDA design tools, and the methodology to develop a LiDAR design.

Intended Audience

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