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Tutorial on Silicon-Photonic IC Design

Tutorial on Silicon-Photonic IC Design in IHPs SG25H4EPIC

An intensive course on electronic-photonic IC (EPIC) design methodology using the IHP design kit. The aim of this course is to enable designers of high performance integrated circuits to understand the design methodology for electronic-photonic ICs and gain insight into the design flow implemented for the IHP SG25H4EPIC technology.

The practical examples given are based on 0.25 µm SiGe:C photonic BiCMOS technology, Cadence and IPKISS, design steps will be practised on workstations.



24th July 2018 to 25th July 2018

8:30 to 16:30 with 15:00 finish on the final day



Technical University of Berlin 

Chair Mixed Signal Circuit Design

Room no. EN414

Einsteinufer 17

10587 Berlin



Day 1

  • Introduction to tutorial and IHP silicon photonic MPW service
  • Introduction to the electronic-photonic design kit
  • EPIC design example from schematic to layout (hands-on)
  • Luceda EDA Solution for photonic design
  • Parametric layout of an optical DBPSK receiver with IPKISS – Part 1 (hands-on)

Day 2

  • Parametric layout of an optical DBPSK receiver with IPKISS – Part 2 (hands-on)
  • Design kit documentation and support
  • Best practices for electronic-photonic IC design
  • 25 Gbps TIA design example (on abstract level) in an EPIC design flow (hands-on)
  • Q&A


Academic participants register for this tutorial via Europractice:



Non-academic participants and industrial customers contact Wolfgang Kissinger directly via Email to register for this tutorial.


The fee for academic participants is 250 €, all others pay 500 €.


If you need more information or have any questions, please contact us:


Stefan Simon


Im Technologiepark 25

15236 Frankfurt (Oder)


Phone: +49 335 5625 513

The building and the infrastructure of the IHP were funded by the European Regional Development Fund of the European Union, funds of the Federal Government and also funds of the Federal State of Brandenburg.