OptoDesigner 5.2 with Photonic Filter synthesis and Autorouting is Now Available
The new release of OptoDesigner adds overall performance improvements and new functionality to the industry’s standard software for photonic integrated circuit (PIC) layout and verification.
Use High-Level Photonic Synthesis to Create Photonic Filters
To help improve designer productivity, a new high-level filter synthesis module has been added to OptoDesigner that enables the rapid design and implementation of photonic lattice filters. Designers can enter a desired filter response function and the software will automatically generate an optimized design to meet their parameters. Following a successful design methodology already used in OptoDesigner, the design is synthesized using technology-agnostic building blocks that are subsequently mapped to any photonic fabrication process using information stored in a foundry-specific or custom process design kit (PDK).
Automate Routing for Phase-Insensitive Photonic Waveguides
In addition to the wide range of advanced connectors for waveguide connections, OptoDesigner includes enhanced layout automation for phase-insensitive photonic waveguide routing. The new waveguide routing module makes use of cost-based maze-routing algorithms to fully automate waveguide routing including the detouring of waveguides around obstructions. Different routing topologies such as bends and waveguide-crossings can be given weighted costs to optimize the routing topology based on circuit performance requirements. The routing module can also be used to route metal layers for electrical connections to heaters and active photonic devices.Back to overview.