Training: Silicon Photonics Design Automation Flow with Luceda-Tanner-AMF PDK

at Montreal, Canada

This course covers silicon photonics design automation flow with AMF technology, which is in an integrated Luceda and Tanner CAD tool design environment: from system-level schematic design to simulation, layout creation and verification.

In this two-day training, the following CAD tools and features will be used:

  • Luceda’s IPKISS.eda (including Caphe simulator);
  • Mentor Graphics Tanner S-Edit, SDL, and L-Edit
  • Mentor Graphics Calibre DRC and LVS

This course covers these topics:

  • Introduction and hands-on exercise to create a silicon photonics design
  • Component design in IPKISS: photonics component design based on IPKISS' PICAZZO library component; photonics component design from scratch; preparing component model for circuit simulation.
  • Circuit design in IPKISS.eda: schematic design in S-Edit; circuit simulation with Caphe; schematic-driven layout (SDL) and layout design in L-Edit.
  • Physical verification: DRC and LVS
  • Design example is based on AMF PDK including library cells.

Target Attendees

The prime target attendees are the ones that are interested in providing training and/or support to other users in their institutions. To be eligible as a trainer you must:

  • Be a faculty, student, or research staff from a Canadian Academic Institution.
  • Agree to be identified and act as the designated trainer for their research group. For more information, see the Trainer Requirements.
  • Have (or have a supervisor with) a Designer or Prototyping Subscription.

Registration is open to academics. Any inquires regarding industrial participation can be directed to Dr. Susan Xu at

Note: Participant's organization must sign an NDA for access to AMF's silicon photonics technology, if they have not already done so.


Date Time Location
Jun. 20 to 21 8:30 am to 6:00 pm

McGill University
Trottier Building, Room #4180
3630 University Street
Montreal, Quebec

Pricing and Registration

Attendee Group Price Registration
Trainer: See the Trainer Requirements. $50.00 SOLD OUT
Academic Registrant with a Designer or Prototyping Subscription $150.00
Industrial Clients: If you wish to attend the course, please contact Dr. Susan Xu at

Travel Subsidy

Participants who agree to act as trainers will be eligible for subsidized travel and accommodations in accordance with the Queen’s University Travel Policy, provided the attendee:

  • Agrees to be identified and act as the designated trainer for their research group. See the Trainer Requirements.
  • Has a Designer or Prototyping Subscription.
  • Is a faculty, student, or research staff from a Canadian Academic Institution.
  • Limit 1 per research group

A limited number of General Registrant seats will be available for each of the courses, with limited subsidization for travel and accommodations in accordance with CMC’s travel and accommodation guidelines. For more information, see Travel Subsidy: Frequently Asked Questions


  1. If you plan to apply for travel subsidy, please read all policies/guidelines/FAQs listed above to ensure that you are qualified for the subsidy and follow the procedures and requirements.
  2. Original detailed itemized receipts are a mandatory requirement for all travel related expenses, including meals.


If you have any comments or questions regarding the course content or registration, please contact Susan Xu  at


A few rooms have been blocked for this event at the:

La Citadelle Residence
410 Sherbrooke St W,
Montreal, QC H3A 1B3

Rate is $134.00/night for Single and Double Occupancy. Please quote Group Name: CMC Microsystems, Folio #1027531

As the quantity of rooms are limited, please make your reservations as soon as possible. This rate is confirmed until June 10, 2018.


Course cancellations must be received in writing at least one (1) week before the beginning date of the course in question to receive a full refund of the registration fee. A cancellation made after the deadline will not receive a refund. CMC Microsystems makes no commitments on refunds for travel or accommodations.