Synopsys and OpenLight (a Synopsys and Juniper Networks joint venture), showcase the optical eye performance of a linear electrical-optical-electrical link transceiver, using Synopsys 112G Ethernet PHY IP enabling long-reach (LR) channels. In the demo, the 112G Ethernet PHY IP drives the OpenLight photonic integrated circuit (PIC). The Ethernet PHY IP equalizes more than 13dB loss in the path using equalization schemes running at 106 Gbps. The PIC can be integrated into pluggable optics and co-packaged form factors. The optical side of the transceiver is based on OpenLight’s photonics silicon technology, with an integrated PIC laser and high-speed electro-absorption modulator.
Through its open silicon photonics platform with integrated lasers and optical amplifiers, OpenLight helps design teams enhance performance, power efficiency, and reliability for complex applications. Synopsys brings high-speed SerDes interface IP and technologies to test and simulate the resulting designs in a variety of environments. Synopsys offerings include Synopsys OptoCompiler unified electronic and photonic design platform, which provides schematic-driven layout and advanced photonic layout synthesis to enhance the productivity of photonic design. Customers can choose to use the Synopsys OptSim optical communication design and simulation solution for the photonics parts of their design and Synopsys PrimeSim™ SPICE or Synopsys PrimeSim HSPICE circuit simulation solutions for the electronic components.
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