Juniper Networks adopts Synopsys OptoCompiler platform

Synopsys announced that Juniper Networks has adopted the Synopsys OptoCompiler platform for the development of photonic-enabled chips for optical communications.
Juniper Networks IndiaJuniper Networks plans to use Synopsys solutions — , including the OptSim and PrimeSim HSPICE simulation solutions — to design and optimize its hybrid silicon and InP optical platform to enable its customers to address optical connectivity in data centers and telecom networks, as well as new emerging applications in artificial intelligence (AI), LiDAR and other sensors.

The OptoCompiler design platform is the industry’s first unified electronic and photonic design platform, combining mature and dedicated photonic technology with Synopsys’ industry-proven custom tools to enable engineers to produce and verify complex photonic IC designs quickly and accurately.

With its interactive design cockpit, the OptoCompiler platform helps shorten turnaround times and reduce risk of human error. It provides a schematic-driven layout flow with photonic-aware layout synthesis and automated features, such as assisted waveguide routing and auto-alignment of photonic circuits.

The OptSim solution brings together Synopsys’ photonic system and circuit simulation capabilities and provides electro-optical (E/O) co-simulation with the Synopsys PrimeSim HSPICE Simulator, for accurate circuit simulation and the cornerstone of the Synopsys PrimeSim Continuum Solution.

It integrates with the Synopsys PrimeWave design environment, the simulation and analysis environment of the OptoCompiler platform. The OptSim solution comes with an extensive photonic model library and is enabled for a wide variety of photonic IC foundries.