OpenLight Announces Release of Process Design Kit Using Industry’s First Unified Electronics and Photonics Design Platform

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New offering enables fast, accurate and reliable photonic ICs to be designed using on-chip laser technology

MOUNTAIN VIEW, California, the 23 Nov 2022 /CNW/ – Aiming to streamline the end-to-end design of photonic integrated circuits (CIPs) and meet future demands from applications, such as datacom, telecom, LiDAR, healthcare, HPC, AI and optical computing,OpenLighttoday announced the general release of its Process Design Kit. The OpenLight Process Design Kit can be used with thephotonics IC design solution from Synopsysand includes active on-chip indium phosphide optical elements that can be used directly by SynopsysOptoCompilerto produce a simulation thanks to the Synopsys photonic simulatorOpSimproviding customers with a superior method to create CIPs with optical amplifiers, integrated lasers, and low-attenuation high-speed modulators tailored to their design requirements.

OpenLight, a newly launched company, today introduced the world's first open silicon photonics platform with integrated lasers.

Customers can access an extensive library of tested and proven photonics components, improving the probability of first-time CIP success and enabling more reliable design and manufacturing. The technology has passed the qualification and reliability tests of Tower’s PH18DA silicon photonics production process.

“We strongly believe in the ability of the OpenLight technology implemented in Tower’s open platform to push the boundaries and enable the next generation of photonic IC products,” said MarcoRacanelli, senior vice president and general manager of the unit. commercial Tower Semiconductor. With the process design kit now available globally, mutual customers can benefit from access to this cutting-edge technology through an open model. The results of the CIPs manufactured to date are impressive, and the process design kit discussed here will drive CIP innovation within the industry as designers develop and bring new products to market faster using lasers. integrated amplifiers and optical amplifiers.

Synopsys supports OpenLight’s process design toolkit through Synopsys OptoCompiler, bridging the gap between photonics experts and IC designers to make photonics designs as productive as electronics designs. Synopsys’ OptoCompiler platform is a complete end-to-end design, verification, and approval solution for photonic integrated circuits. The product combines specific photonics design capabilities with industry-proven electronics design methods, all in a single, unified platform to make photonics IC design accessible, fast, and flexible.

Combining Synopsys’ state-of-the-art photonic IC design solution and OpenLight’s integrated laser technology into a single, cohesive platform enables teams to design real-world CIPs in a whole new way, said AveekSarkar, vice – president of engineering at Synopsys. We look forward to supporting our mutual customers, together with Tower and OpenLight, to accelerate the adoption of silicon photonics with integrated lasers.

Until now, there has never been an open silicon photonics platform with on-chip active optics, said ThomasMader, chief operating officer at OpenLight. We are at the forefront of discovering the full extent that integrated lasers can reduce barriers to entry and transform the way teams design CIPs for a wide variety of applications. With the general release of the process design kit, OpenLight also reduces barriers to entry on the design side, allowing customers to quickly design CIPs and get to market and production faster. This is just the beginning, and we expect our platform to grow in scale, speed and power.

OpenLight was launched as an independent company in June 2022, introducing the world’s first open silicon photonics platform with integrated lasers. The company is already seeing success with customers with its first 400G and 800G reference designs with integrated lasers going on sale this summer.

To contact OpenLight regarding the recent release of the Process Design Kit, visit:

About OpenLight

OpenLight has decades of experience in photonic design. Our leadership and engineering teams deliver the world’s first open silicon photonics platform with integrated lasers to improve performance, energy efficiency and reliability of designs for telecommunications, datacom, LiDAR, healthcare, HPC, AI and optical computing. With over 200 patents, OpenLight brings optical solutions to places where there have never been before and enables technologies and innovations that were not possible before. The company is headquartered in SantaBarbara, Calif., and offices in Silicon Valley. To find out more,



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