Ordering your own chips

JePPIX offers one-stop technology access for InP and Triplex integrated photonics. Its offer covers the entire supply chain: Foundry, Software, Custom Building blocks, Design Support, Testing and Packaging.

JePPIX will provide the best suitable solution based on your application needs

 

How to Get started:

  1. Check and choose the Foundry that satisfies your demands. Technical performance of our Foundries is summarised in the Performance Summary table.
    In addition, please check our Technology dedicated section:
    For SMART Photonics:
    INP-BASED GENERIC FOUNDRY PLATFORM FOR PHOTONIC INTEGRATED CIRCUITS
    For Fraunhofer HHI:
    GENERIC INTEGRATION TECHNOLOGY AND JEPPIX INP FOUNDRY PLATFORM
    If you did not find an answer, please contact us. More information is available under NDA.

  2. Check JePPIX Offer and Prices section and choose your Suppliers:
    Foundries: InP and Triplex technologies with unique performance
    Software: Simulation and Design Layout tools with proven experience in Photonics
    Design Support: Design Experts drastically reduce the probability of design error assuring your first PIC will be working
    Building Blocks: Custom Building blocks which is not available in the standard PDK is designed specially for your application needs
    Packaging: standard and custom packaging solutions are available for your prototype
    Test and Characterisation: electrical and optical measurements of your proof of concept

  3. Check MPW Run Schedule and choose an MPW run with one of our Foundries. The main date are:
    Submission deadline: circuit design should be ready for submission by this date
    Mask tape-out date: the fabrication is starting with the mask assembly
    Delivery date: fabrication is ended, your cell will be dispatched soon after this date

  4. Apply for an MPW run through an MPW Application form. Follow the instructions inside.

  5. Once your application form is submitted, you will receive an NDA (should be duly signed by the responsible person in your organisation), End-Use Statement (if applicable) and our Formal quotation.

  6. NDA in force grants the access to Foundry Design Manual and PDK (check JePPIX Offer and Prices).

  7. Send us your Purchase Order (PO). Your order will be acknowledged and followed by an invoice. All requested services will be enabled.

  8. Design submission is done through our MPW server. MPW server is an infrastructure that guarantees the revision control and secure upload of your design (encrypted file exchange) and allows for easy updates from the Foundry throughout the entire manufacturing process.

  9. Once design is accepted by Foundry, the fabrication process starts. Updates on production status are regularly available on our MPW server.

  10. Should you still have questions, please never hesitate to contact us: coordinator@jeppix.eu

 

Direct link to latest MPW schedules:

Fraunhofer HHI          Smart Photonics         LioniX International

You can upload your files in a safe way to our MPW server using encryption. You can find the instructions on how to do it in MPW server section.


The JePPIX MPW Platforms

JePPIX offers platforms created from InP integrated photonics and the TriPleX platfrom, although not Silicon photonics. Each has there own distinctive advantage and a comparison table is offered below. Select the technology that suits your needs best. If you have an idea on what building blocks are required for your circuit, use the comparison table below to help you in your selection. JePPIX members receive independent advice to help in making the right selection. Contact the JePPIX MPW coordinator to discuss the possibilities and help you make your selection.

Technology Comparison Chart

TriPlex platform:

The TriPleX platform offers low-loss straight waveguides, bends, S-bends, offsets, splitters, spot size converters, lateral tapers and thermo-optic phase shifters. For example, combinations of these building blocks allow the creation of microwave photonics ASPICs by combining Mach-Zehnders and micro ring resonators. The current platform has guaranteed losses below 0.5 dB/cm. Further technical information on Triplex MPW's is posted on the new Lionix International website

InP platform

JePPIX offers a low cost brokering procedure for the production of InP based chips. InP offers amplification and laser sources which are monolithically integrated within the chip. No need for complex assembly steps. Additionally InP offers efficient modulators and detectors as well as a broad range of passive waveguide structures and devices. The latest capability overview is shown below. 

Component

Specification

HHI

Smart Photonics

Lasers and Amplifiers

 

 

 

SOA

Gain

92 cm-1@7000A/cm2

70 cm-1 @ 9000 A/cm2

 

Saturation Power

3dBm

t.b.d.

DBR grating

Tuning range

4 nm

*

DFB laser

Tuning range

4 nm

*

 

Output power

3 mW @ 150 mA

 

DBR laser

Tuning range

4 nm

*

 

Output power

3.5 mW @ 150 mA

 

Isolation section

 

yes

yes

 

 

 

 

Broad band reflectors

 

 

 

1x2 MMI reflector

Loss

*

2 dB

 

Reflectivity

 

40%

1x1 MMI reflector

Loss

*

2 dB

 

Reflectivity

 

70%

 

 

 

 

Polarization devices

 

 

 

Polarization splitter

Loss

<4 dB

*

 

Max polar ratio

25 dB

 

Polarization converter

Loss

<3 dB

*

 

Extinction

>10 dB

 

 

 

 

 

PIN photodiode

 

 

 

 

3 dB bandwidth

>35 GHz

10 GHz

 

Dark current

10 nA @ -2 dV

50 nA @ -2 V

 

sensitivity

0.8 A/W

0.8A/W

 

 

 

 

Modulators

 

 

 

Thermo-optic phase modulator

Loss

2 dB/cm

*

 

I(PI) x L

20 mA x mm

 

Current injection phase modulator

Loss

2dB for 100-200 um

<0.5dB for 2mm

 

I(PI) x L

20 mA x mm

t.b.d.

Electro-Optical phase modulator

Loss

*

<0.5dB for 2mm

 

Bandwidth

 

15 GHz

 

U(PI) x L

 

2-2.5 V x mm

 

 

 

 

Spot size converter

 

 

 

 

 

yes

lateral taper

Passive waveguides

 

 

 

Straight Waveguide

Loss

<2 dB/cm

3-4 dB/cm

Arc waveguide

Minimal radius

150 um;

100 um

Tapered waveguide

Loss

2dB/cm

?

 

 

 

 

Couplers:

 

 

 

1x2 MMI coupler

Loss

<1 dB

<1 dB

2x2 MMI coupler

Loss

<1 dB

<1 dB