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InP Design Kits - JePPIX

The JePPIX platform is part of an ongoing development of the first generic foundry process for Indium Phosphide, to bring the design and application of PICs within reach of SMEs.

Under the JePPIX platform, PICWave supplies InP-based design kit libraries for Smart Photonics and FhG Heinrich Hertz Institut fabs; these design kits are available to users of the JePPIX platform.

JePPIX training courses

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  • Building blocks include both passive components (straight, tapered, bends, arc waveguides etc.) and active components (modulators, SOA, tuneable DBR, photo-detectors etc.).

  • Circuit designs can be exported from PICWave to a mask layout tool via the PDAFlowTM library. PDAFlow is photonics’ answer to OpenAccess in electronics. It enables multiple tools from different vendors to communicate with each other, allowing photonic circuit designs to exchanged between different software packages. PICWave utilises PDAFlow to allow circuit designs to be exported to layout tools such as MaskEngineer or Nazca, where a mask can be generated near-automatically and the layout design rules checked.

  • The foundry service allows multiple designs to be included on one wafer, another big cost saving.  


The generic foundry process.
Design kits are available for Smart Photonics and HHI fabs under the JePPIX platform.