Optic2Connect's One-Stop Solution for Silicon Modulator Design Debuts at DAC

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- Jun 03, 2014 -- This week at DAC, Optic2Connect (O2C), developers of software solutions for the photonic devices industry, is debuting its answer to the industry's call for simplified modulator design. O2C's one-stop, all-in-one silicon modulator design software significantly shortens product time-to-market and reduces development costs of silicon modulators.

Silicon photonics are being looked at as a way to address datacenter issues such as bandwidth, density, weight, and energy efficiency -- limitations posed by today's infrastructure of copper interconnects. Alternative measures are required, and silicon photonics is one such solution. With increasingly complex silicon modulator designs, simulation tools need to scale with regard to fidelity and accuracy. O2C provides an end-to-end solution to address exacting demands for modulator design. The result is accelerated prototype manufacturing and lower production costs. Additionally, with O2C's modeling and simulation solutions running on either cloud or standalone systems, the traditional roadblocks of insufficient servers / licenses, especially during periods of peak demand, are circumvented.

How is the O2C solution different? Existing software solutions are limited in nature and design. Software simulation developers are knowledgeable in their respective domains --either electrical or optical -- but seldom are they strong in both. O2C believes that intimate knowledge in both the electrical and optical fields is paramount to understanding the newer generation of photonic devices, and that the failure to do so results in false results from the manufacturing.

According to Dr. Jason Png, CEO for Optic2Connect, "We provide software solutions that address this challenge. We are able to accurately map simulations from one domain to another, e.g. electrical to optical. O2C's technology overcomes error-prone and detail-oriented simulation setups. We have demonstrated the ability to map without losing any fidelity in the simulation files."

Optic2Connect's IP differs from its competitors because it simulates directly from the beginning device processes, to electrical device performance until the final high-speed optical eye diagram. This is in stark contrast to the usual method of representing operation using simplified transfer functions. Additionally, the O2C design flow uses the same reliable tools and processes from the semiconductor industry that are fully compatible with the Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor (CMOS) fabrication process of silicon microelectronics.

Key advantages and features include:

  • Seamless access to critical modulator information
  • Accelerated time to market
  • Reduced design cost
  • Comprehensive and platform independent
  • Generates detailed performance profile, e.g. power, speed, loss parameters
  • Analyzes performance before manufacturing
  • Secured access to design assessment and recommendation

See for yourself -- O2C invites DAC attendees to visit them at booth #209C on the show floor to get a firsthand look at their software solution in action. To learn more, please visit www.optic2connect.com.

About Optic2Connect
Optic2Connect (O2C) develops software solutions for the photonic devices industry. O2C's solutions significantly shorten product time-to-market and reduce development costs of photonics devices. The company is backed by international photonics experts, with diverse interdisciplinary backgrounds in electrical engineering, silicon photonics, and optical device design. Optic2Connect has a proven track record of working with small, medium and large photonics and optical communications companies all over the world. Please visit www.optic2connect.com for more information.

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