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How the new optoelectronic design automation industry is taking advantage of preexisting EDA standards
Author(s): Kevin A. Nesmith; Susan Carver
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Paper Abstract

With the advancements in design processes down to the sub 7nm levels, the Electronic Design Automation industry appears to be coming to an end of advancements, as the size of the silicon atom becomes the limiting factor. Or is it? The commercial viability of mass-producing silicon photonics is bringing about the Optoelectronic Design Automation (OEDA) industry. With the science of photonics in its infancy, adding these circuits to ever-increasing complex electronic designs, will allow for new generations of advancements. Learning from the past 50 years of the EDA industry’s mistakes and missed opportunities, the photonics industry is starting with electronic standards and extending them to become photonically aware. Adapting the use of pre-existing standards into this relatively new industry will allow for easier integration into the present infrastructure and faster time to market.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 May 2014
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 9133, Silicon Photonics and Photonic Integrated Circuits IV, 913311 (1 May 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2052382
Show Author Affiliations
Kevin A. Nesmith, Silicon Integration Initiative, Inc. (United States)
Susan Carver, Silicon Integration Initiative, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9133:
Silicon Photonics and Photonic Integrated Circuits IV
Laurent Vivien; Seppo Honkanen; Lorenzo Pavesi; Stefano Pelli; Jung Hun Shin, Editor(s)

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