Developed by the Siemens EDA team, the General Photonic Integrated Circuit (GPIC) Process Design Kit (PDK) serves as a starting point for developing custom Python-based components for any foundry of interest. The VPItoolkit PDK GPIC provides the corresponding library of building blocks (BBs) with the realistic simulation models and thus allows for prototyping ASPICs with physically reasonable functionality.
Perform system-level assessment of photonic circuits with a versatile collection of advanced models of system components, including fiber and lasers, and instrumentation tools, such as TDECQ and BER meters.
This is an example of how the layout created in L-Edit Photonics could be automatically converted to the schematic in VPIphotonics Design Suite with subsequent system benchmarking.
L-Edit Photonics and VPI Design Suite
PAM-4 transmitter based on the dual-parallel MZM
The link between VPIphotonics Design Suite and TS-Edit provides the designers with an electronic/photonic design automation (EPDA) environment. This allows for simulation and optimization of the integrated circuits comprising both electrical and photonic subcircuits.
S-Edit and VPI Design Suite
We provide detailed simulation tutorials for the application examples to help the users get started.