Foundries

MPW RUN: Foundries

This section is dedicated to the offers provided by Foundries.
All indicated prices exclude VAT (Value-added-tax)

FRAUNHOFER HEINRICH HERTZ INSTITUTE: INP

Transmitter/Receiver platform with passives, MMIs, AWGs, SOAs, DFB lasers, DBR gratings, 40G pin detectors, spot size converter and thermo-optic phase shifters. Consult the performance summary table and Technology Section for more details.

Product IDCell sizePrice, EURDescription
HHI-4-2-62 x 6 mm²29074 chip copies of your design with 2 x 6 mm² total design area
HHI-4-4-64 x 6 mm²58134 chip copies of your design with 4 x 6 mm² total design area
HHI-4-12-612 x 6 mm²174394 chip copies of your design with 12 x 6 mm² total design area

LIONIX INTERNATIONAL: TRIPLEX

TriPleXtechnology platform with 
low loss passives (silicon nitride), spot size converters, thermo-optic phase modulators. More information is available on LioniX International website.

Product IDCell sizePrice, EURDescription
LX-I-16-16
LX-I-8-32
16 x 16 mm²
or 8 x 32 mm²
160004 cells with 16 x 16 mm² or 8 x 32 mm² total design area.
This offer is valid for commercial organisations
SLX-I-16-16
LX-I-8-32
16 x 16 mm²
or 8 x 32 mm²
8500*4 cells with 16 x 16 mm² or 8 x 32 mm² total design area.
This offer is valid for academic customers

* For academic customers the academic discount on the training and device manufacturing is offered on the condition that LioniX will be co-author or acknowledged in the publications related to these devices.

SMART PHOTONICS: INP

Transmitter/Receiver platform with passives, MMIs, AWGs, SOAs, DFB lasers, DBR gratings, 40G pin detectors, spot size converter and thermo-optic phase shifters. Consult the performance summary table and Technology Section for more details.

JePPIX offers Automated Design Rule Checking (DRC) for SMART Photonics. The DRC is a fast, scalable, self-test tool for designers to remove known design infringements and validate their own designs. Read more below.

Automated Design Rule Check for SMART Photonics

Check of compliance with foundry DRC rules

The automated DRC works by checking files remotely against known design infringements on a remote JePPIX server. The process is automated, and no Intellectual Property is shared. The service has been validated by multiple TU/e designers and already provides an effective means to accelerate layout acceptance, removing over 100 infringements within several design cycles. This service comes free of charge when you order an MPW cell for SMART Photonics. Make sure to ask for the access code on your next MPW cell order.

Use of the DRC service is very easy. You log in with the access code at drc.jeppix.eu and upload your GDS file, which can be work in progress. You will receive a detailed report back and instructions on how to browse the errors: ready while you wait. Reported DRC violations may indicate foundry design rules that were not obeyed but could also indicate errors in your design that might have prevented proper operation of your Photonic IC if they had gone unnoticed. Check your design multiple times during your design cycle: it may prevent rushed last-minute changes.

The current service is available for the SMART Photonics foundry, as of run SP30, and is independent of the software that was used to generate your GDS design. We expect to be offering similar services for the other JePPIX foundries in the future.

If you have any questions about the DRC service for SMART Photonics, please contact us at coordinator@jeppix.eu.

Product IDCell sizePrice, EURDescription
SMART XS2 x 4.6 mm²
h: 2.0 mm
w: 4.6 mm
5800Small cell size
Optical in/out on 2 mm sides
AR coating on both facets
8 copies
SMART X4 x 4.6 mm²
h: 4.0 mm
w: 4.6 mm
9200Standard cell size
Optical in/out on 4 mm side
AR coating on both facets
8 copies
SMART X24 x 4.6 mm²
h: 4.0 mm
w: 4.6 mm
10600Standard cell size with 2 designs
1 cleave for custom vertical chip height
Optical in/out on the vertical side
AR coating on both facets
2 x 8 copies
SMART X34 x 4.6 mm²
h: 4.0 mm
w: 4.6 mm
12000Standard cell size with 3 designs
Up to 3 designs
2 cleaves for custom vertical chip height
Optical in/out on the vertical side
AR coating on both facets
3 x 8 copies
SMART XL8 x 4.6 mm²
h: 8.0 mm
w: 4.6 mm
17900Double cell size
Optical in/out on vertical (8 mm) side
AR coating on both facets
8 copies

Additional customization available upon request.

Universities may apply for university rates. Please contact coordinator@jeppix.eu for more information.

Check the SMART Photonics MPW Services Terms and Conditions here.