Systems and Integration Workshop 2016

at McGill University, Montréal, Québec, Canada

Embedding silicon photonic circuits in diverse systems is the new challenge as the underlying technology proved to be possible. This workshop provides knowledge, tools and opportunity to define and devise solutions for putting these devices in nano/opto/bio-systems.

This workshop may be taken for its own sake, or in combination with your research or your product development. Workshop themes include: optical interconnects; microwave photonics; biomedical and optical sensors; and nano/opto-mechanics.

CMC Microsystems provides this course in partnership with McGill University and the NSERC CREATE Silicon Electronic-Photonic Integrated Circuits Si-EPIC Program. For more details, check the course agenda.

Prerequisites

It is recommended that each attendee has taken one of the other Si-EPIC courses, or has some familiarity with the subject of silicon photonics and its inherent advantages or applications.

Program

Date Time Location Schedule
May 2 to 6 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Carrefour Sherbrooke – Ballroom second floor
475 Sherbrooke Street West
Montréal, H38 2L9

Course schedule

Registration

Registration for the Systems and Integration workshop will be available with the following options:

Option Option 1 Option 2
Registrant Canadian Academics with a Designer or Prototyping subscription from CMC Microsystems All other registrants without subscriptions
Description
  • A 5-day workshop at McGill University
  • Access to CAD tools for fixture/system design in a virtual environment
  • A 5-day workshop at McGill University
  • Access to CAD tools for fixture/system design in a virtual environment
Price $500 (see Special Notes below).
List Price: $3000
Special Notes Academic subscribers and their students are eligible to apply for Financial Assistance towards travel and accommodation costs (see more on getting a Subscription).


Registration Class is full and registration is closed.

Equipment Requirement

A laptop computer with the following features is required for on-site participation:

  • Operating system: Windows 7,8 or 10, 32- or 64-bit; Mac OS X 10.5 or later, 64-bit. Contact us for compatibility recommendations;
  • Administrator access on laptop is required to install local copies of CAD tools;
  • Wireless internet capability;
  • Hardware recommendations: Intel/AMD dual core processor; 4 GB RAM; and 9 GB spare disk space for the virtual client/CAD installations.

Instructors and Presenters

See the list of instructors and presenters of this course. 

Accommodation

Local hotels include:

For more information about local hotels, see the McGill Travel Services webpage: https://www.mcgill.ca/travelservices/accommodations.

Cancellations

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

Design/Layout Software

For users without LINUX accounts at their home universities or companies, CMC Microsystems can provide access to one with requested tools already installed. Contact us for details: http://www.cmc.ca/en/Help/EngSupport.aspx.

This offer is available for both the workshop and afterwards.

Post-Workshop Fabrication

There is no mandatory chip, package or printed circuit board fabrication included in this workshop. Any participant that wants to submit a workshop design for fabrication must do so as described here (Options 1 or 2).

Option 1 Option 2
Canadian Academics with a Designer or Prototyping subscription from CMC Microsystems
All other registrants without subscriptions
For a fabrication quotation, please contact Ray Filteau (filteau@cmc.ca) for advice.

Other Questions or Comments

Note: A workshop webinar was held on February 5th, 2016. A recording was made, and you can see it here: https://community.cmc.ca/docs/DOC-2351.

  • If you have questions regarding workshop registration, please contact Sarah Neville at neville@cmc.ca
  • If you have questions regarding workshop content or CAD use, please contact Patricia Greig at greig@cmc.ca.