2019 International Conference On Computer Aided Design

The Premier Conference Devoted to Technical Innovations in Electronic Design Automation

November 4-7, 2019The Westin Westminster Westminster, CO

MP Associates, Inc.
TUESDAY November 05, 4:15pm - 6:15pm | Westminster III
EVENT TYPE: SPECIAL SESSION
SESSION 7D
Breaking the Ice Between Silicon Photonics Design and EDA: Electronic-Photonic Design Automation
Moderator:
Joerg Henkel - Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Organizers:
Mahdi Nikdast - Colorado State Univ.
Ulf Schlichtmann - Tech. Univ. of Munich
Silicon Photonics (SiPh) is rapidly emerging as a standard platform for large-scale photonic integrated circuits. Today’s SiPh circuits, which are mostly Datacom-driven, are generally small in size and low in complexity (i.e., circuits with a small number of optical devices and/or simple repetitive scaling, e.g., a transceiver). However, emerging applications of SiPh (e.g., HPC, biosensing, quantum computing, LIDAR) are pushing the boundaries of such simple designs, creating a bottleneck for the current component-oriented SiPh design. This necessitates a more circuit-oriented design flow, which makes abstraction from the very detailed geometry and enables design on a larger scale. As a result, the SiPh design process is evolving along the lines of electronic design automation (EDA), hence the term electronic-photonic design automation (EPDA). This special session contributes to ICCAD through discussing the state-of-the-art of this emerging SiPh circuit design flow and its synergies with EDA. It discusses the most recent advances in EPDA, the design challenges and requirements that can be addressed through design automation solutions to scale SiPh circuits, as well as those in systems integrating optical interconnects. Particularly, the session aims at bridging the gap between the Silicon Photonics Community and the EDA and CAD community, discussing the latest advances and challenges that can be addressed by each community. It is comprised of five invited talks from pioneer groups in both academia and industry. This special session is of high interest to researchers who want to learn about the promise of silicon photonics and understand potential research topics and challenges related to the design of such circuits that can be addressed through design automation and CAD solutions. Moreover, those already working on silicon photonics and want to understand the promise of design automation in SiPh design will highly benefit from this special session.

7D.1Wavelength-Routed Optical NoCs: Design and EDA – State of the Art and Future Directions
 Speaker: Ulf Schlichtmann - Tech. Univ. of Munich
 Authors: Tsun-Ming Tseng - Tech. Univ. of Munich
Alexandre Truppel - Tech. Univ. of Munich
Mengchu Li - Tech. Univ. of Munich
Mahdi Nikdast - Colorado State Univ.
Ulf Schlichtmann - Tech. Univ. of Munich
7D.2Design Technology for Scalable and Robust Photonic Integrated Circuits
 Speaker: Ray T. Chen - Univ. of Texas at Austin
 Authors: Zheng Zhao - Univ. of Texas at Austin
Zhoufeng Ying - Univ. of Texas at Austin
Chenghao Feng - Univ. of Texas at Austin
Jiaqi Gu - Univ. of Texas at Austin
Ray T. Chen - Univ. of Texas at Austin
David Z. Pan - Univ. of Texas at Austin
7D.3Systematic Exploration of High-Radix Integrated Silicon Photonic Switches for Datacenters
 Speaker: Zhifei Wang - Hong Kong Univ. of Science and Technology
 Authors: Zhifei Wang - Hong Kong Univ. of Science and Technology
Jiang Xu - Hong Kong Univ. of Science and Technology
Xuanqi Chen - Hong Kong Univ. of Science and Technology
Zhehui Wang - Hong Kong Univ. of Science and Technology
Jun Feng - Hong Kong Univ. of Science and Technology
Jiaxu Zhang - Hong Kong Univ. of Science and Technology
Shixi Chen - Hong Kong Univ. of Science and Technology
7D.4Latest Advancements to the Industry-Leading EPDA Design Flow for Silicon Photonics
 Speaker: James Pond - Lumerical Inc.
 Authors: James Pond - Lumerical Inc.
Xu Wang - Lumerical Inc.
Zeqin Lu - Lumerical Inc.
Gilles Lamant - Cadence Design Systems, Inc.
Ahmadreza Farsaei - Cadence Design Systems, Inc.
7D.5From Inverse Design to Implementation of Practical Photonics
 Speaker: Ki Youl Yang - Stanford Univ.
 Authors: Jinhie Skarda - Stanford Univ.
Logan Su - Stanford Univ.
Ki Youl Yang - Stanford Univ.
Dries Vercruysse - Stanford Univ.
Rahul Trivedi - Stanford Univ.
Jelena Vuckovic - Stanford Univ.