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Smooth layout-centric design flow from Siemens Digital Industries Software. Tanner L-Edit Photonics is a comprehensive photonics physical design environment. It is based on the layout editor widely used for both IC and MEMS design.
Tanner L-Edit Photonics provides significant productivity improvement with a layout-centric design flow. Meaning, designers can do all of their work directly in the layout editor. When the design is at a point that simulation needs to be run, a netlist can be created directly from L-Edit Photonics. This layout-centric design flow removes the need to create a schematic, saving significant time in the design process, as the layout is the golden design database. The resulting netlist supports all of Siemens’ photonic simulation partners. The netlist also supports Siemens’ transistor level and mixed mode simulators if the design contains both electrical and optical components.

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Features and Benefits:

  • Supports Siemens PDKs and iPDKs
  • Supports interoperability with 3rdparty IP
  • Complete, hierarchical physical layout editor
  • Standard interface to Calibre® physical verification tools
  • Supports curved polygons and allangle geometries
  • Fast rendering
  • Object snapping (gravity) for quick, accurate layout
  • Platform independence with Windows® and Linux™ support
  • Ease of use: intuitive and quick learning curve

Photonic-specific features and benefits:

  • Supports production-level photonic design
  • Layout-centric flow with built in netlisting
  • Waveguide generation and editing:
    • Waveguide length editing
    • Multiple waveguide types
    • Waveguide crossing insertion