Capture the Light with Integrated Photonics

Capture the Light with Integrated Photonics
by Mitch Heins on 07-03-2017 at 7:00 am


I wrote up a quick article in the weeks before the Design Automation Conference (DAC) letting readers know that Integrated Photonics were indeed coming to DAC again this year. As a follow up, I attended the DAC presentation, ‘Capture the Light. An Integrated Photonics Design Solution from Cadence, Lumerical and PhoeniX Software… Read More


Synopsys and PhoeniX Demo Photonic IC Flow Using AIM PDK at OFC

Synopsys and PhoeniX Demo Photonic IC Flow Using AIM PDK at OFC
by Mitch Heins on 03-08-2017 at 12:00 pm


Synopsys has long been known for its leading position in the digital logic synthesis world. More recently however, the company started delving into the world of photonic integrated circuit (PIC) design. Synopsys started down this path from the system level with a 2010 acquisition of Optical Research Associates and their CODE… Read More


The Guiding Light & Other Photonic Soaps

The Guiding Light & Other Photonic Soaps
by Mitch Heins on 06-07-2016 at 7:00 am

I’m a child of the sixties and seventies and on the occasion when I was sick and couldn’t go to school I got to experience the world of daytime TV soap-operas. Back then we only got 3 channels and it wasn’t until the late 60’s that we got color TV! I remember titles like “The Guiding Light”, “Secret Storm”, and “As The World Turns”. Forty… Read More