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Synopsys’ PIC Design Suite – photonic integrated circuit design software that includes the OptSim Circuit and OptoDesigner tools – offers a seamless PIC design flow from concept to manufacturable design, as well as access to a single, world-class support channel.

The PIC Design Suite’s design, simulation, and mask layout implementation capabilities for PICs provide a modular and synergistic integration towards first-time-right fabrication.

  • OptSim Circuit supports the design and optimization of PIC functionality

  • OptoDesigner has photonic-aware physical layout capabilities to synthesize PIC layouts for fabrication.

  • The PIC Design Suite enables both PDK-driven and custom design, and supports the widest portfolio of foundries offering MPW access. The PIC Design Suite integrates with the RSoft Photonic Component Design Suite, Synopsys HSPICE, and Sentaurus TCAD tools for cohesive, precise simulations of photonic and optoelectronic components and provides co-simulation of electronic and photonic circuits.



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Contact Synopsys at pic_support@synopsys.com for help with OptiDesigner products

ProductProduct IDPrice, EURDescription
PIC Design SuiteD264-01150Synopsys PIC Design Tools: Advanced Circuit Simulator, Photonic Chip and Mask layout, Process flow visualisation, Photonic Propagation Simulations, Photonic Mode Simulations, Partner Interfaces, Training (4h online web-based software training)
Synopsys provides software evaluations free of charge for 30 days. The MPW offering is a three month license (one time offer)