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Fraunhofer HHI has developed PIConnect, a new PIC evaluation setup with integrated laser drivers, current and voltage sources.

The system enables parallel operation of the building blocks and, thus, convenient evaluation of PICs. A mainboard with 8 current sources, 8 voltage sources, 4 laser drivers and a temperature controller is combined with a microcontroller board and a temperature controllable PIC Board. This evaluation setup simplifies the handling and characterization of PICs and lowers financial invesmtment at an exploration stage..

SupportProduct IDPrice, EURDescription
Basic supportVLC-SUP2000*Design review, layout advice for test and packaging, DRC.
Standard cellVLC-DESstarting at 5000Layout for a single MPW cell using only available building blocks at the foundry PDK. This includes standard DC and optical routing. A GDS file with the cell layout and a pdf design report will be provided afterwards.
Custom cellVLC-Customstarting at 10 000**Specs definition, design and layout for a single MPW cell using both the available building blocks at the foundry PDK, and also new custom blocks that may be needed to implement the required circuit. This includes complex electrical (DC/RF) and optical routing. A GDS file with the cell layout and a pdf design report will be provided afterwards.
* -50% Academic discount is applied /
** – 25% Academic discount is applied under the condition of acknowledgement of VLC Photonics in scientific pubblications /
*** For custom design contact: info@vlcphotonics.com
TypeProduct IDPrice, EURDescription
CharacterisationVLC-CHAstarting at 2000VLC will characterize the fabricated photonic integrated circuit, by performing electrical and optical measurements of both building blocks and circuits, ideally supported by test structures. Characterization includes optical and electrical testing of builidng blocks and, when possible, circuit level measurements. A full characterization report will be provided afterwards in electronic pdf format. Prices depend on the number of dies to be measured, the number of structures per die, and the type of measurements for each structure.
– 25% academic discount is available for Universities at the condition of acknoledgement of VLC Photonics in scientific publications

More information is available in the Design Manual. Contact us about it.

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