VPItoolkit PDK LIGENTEC is a pluggable toolkit which extends VPIcomponentMaker Photonic Circuits by adding the support of the Silicon Nitride integrated photonics Process Design Kit (PDK) for the Multi-Project Wafer (MPW) runs offered by LIGENTEC.

It enables the rapid design of silicon nitride monolithically integrated photonic circuits based on the AN800 process for their subsequent fabrication at the LIGENTEC foundry.

VPItoolkit PDK LIGENTEC supports IPKISS by Luceda Photonics and PhoeniX OptoDesigner by Synopsys as layout design tools.

VPItoolkit PDK LIGENTEC - BBs list

Overview of building blocks available in VPItoolkit PDK LIGENTEC

Design Example

Integrated Optical Buffer

This demo illustrates design of an integrated optical buffer circuit with custom building block (waveguide delay line) which has a user-defined simulation model and layout.

VPItoolkit PDK LIGENTEC - Design Example Setup

Simulation setup in VPIcomponentMaker Photonic Circuits


VPItoolkit PDK LIGENTEC - Design Example Layout

Automatically exported layout in IPKISS

VPItoolkit PDK LIGENTEC - Design Example Results

Simulation result for switched "Off" and switched "On" four-bit delay