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The use of silicon photonics allows semiconductor designers to leverage the billions of dollars invested in existing manufacturing facilities, integrating electronics and optical on the same die or in the same package. Breakfast Byte’s blogger Paul McLellan has written quite a few excellent blogs about Silicon Photonics. In one blog post, he says, “The basics of silicon photonics are something that every semiconductor designer should have at least a little knowledge about.” Check out this post, it's a fantastic primer!
When integrating hybrid devices in which the electronic and photonic components are combined into a single IC, you need tools that integrate both design methodologies—electronic and photonic—as well as taking packaging and systems designs into account. Cadence has been involved with and has provided solutions for silicon photonic design and packaging for quite some time now, and in 2015, partnered with Lumerical Solutions and PhoeniX Software to create an integrated electronic/photonic design environment (EPDA).
Learn about these solutions while and networking with other expert users at the second annual Photonics Summit and Workshop on September 6 and 7, at the Cadence headquarters in San Jose.
On day one, industry experts will present on photonic IC design and packaging. They feature representatives from Hewlett Packard Labs, AIM Photonics, IBM, Chiral Photonics, Inc., and more.
Day two will consist of a hands-on workshop where you will learn system-level electronic and photonic design first hand. During the workshop, you will…
To see the full agenda and to register for the free event, go to www.cadence.com/go/silicon-photonics.