Alcyon Photonics delivers robust and efficient photonic integrated circuit (PIC) designs to customers developing high-tech products. Alcyon helps customers shorten their Photonic ASIC development cycles by accessing our portfolio of Photonic IP cores (PIP core©), as well as through custom developments.
Photonic IP Cores
From idea to
Accessible PIC layout
tools and IP libraries.
Photonics IP Cores
Alcyon has developed a portfolio of Photonics IP cores (PIP core©) which features robustness and efficient behavior. Alcyon’s portfolio is meant to complement and extend the PDKs of the main silicon photonics foundries.
The Alcyon Photonics PIP core© portfolio ranges from single components (building blocks) to advanced topologies (circuits). Alcyon’s portfolio is continuously growing to better address the customers’ needs.
The building blocks integrate various design strategies, intended to address key functionalities and prioritize the extraction of optimal performance from specific process rules.
The advanced topologies within the PIP cores© enable signal processing in the optical domain and they were devised to relieve the customer from design work at the component level. Additionally, these PIP cores© are based on reconfigurable PICs which combine several components (splitters, phase shifters, etc) optimized to provide with:
High adaptability to customer requirements.
Configurability after deployment to compensate for manufacturing deviations (improved yield).
Fine-tuning of the spectral response.
Optimization to achieve minimal propagation losses or high Q factors.
Alcyon also provides with design services, delivering customized PICs through the combination of the PDKs of the main commercial foundries and Alcyon’s Photonics IP cores (PIP cores©) portfolio, adjusted to the fabrication processes and rules of the foundries.
Alcyon leverages its experience in the development of IP portfolios, to support customers from the initial idea to tape out. Ensuring the best fit for the customer requirements, Alcyon provides PIC designs that can combine Alcyon’s IP portfolio, foundry PDK, or custom developments.
Alcyon’s additional expertise in design, simulation, and modeling on the InP platform is available to customers developing their processes. From the design of the layer stack, active waveguides, passive waveguides, SOAs, DFBs, or laser cavities, to the creation of the compact models.
Alcyon Toolkit is where the libraries of Photonics IP Cores (PIP cores©) by Alcyon and foundries’ PDKs converge with PIC layout tools for the daily work of photonic designers. Alcyon Toolkit enables designers to explore the existing PIP cores©, develop their own IP, or build Photonics ASIC solutions.
Get access to a growing portfolio of PIP core © with comprehensive documentation, compact models, and PIC layout tools.
Accelerate your PIC design
Save time and resources when designing your PIC by using our PIP cores© and tools.
Master your project
Develop and manage your own photonics components and circuits, in an environment compatible with open projects/software, and with established commercial EDA.