Design Kit: Siemens Pyxis for the Advanced Micro Foundry (AMF) Silicon Photonics Fabrication Process

Design Kit: Siemens Pyxis for the Advanced Micro Foundry (AMF) Silicon Photonics Fabrication Process

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This product includes the following:

  • Process Design Kit (PDK)—confidential, designed for Siemens Pyxis for the Advanced Micro Foundry (AMF) General-Purpose process. This PDK includes
    • a complete process layer definition,
    • an updated integrated Calibre Design Rule Check (DRC) to verify a design against the process specifications,
    • a library of standard components and documentation, which includes new version of AMF Silicon verified Black Box Cells and Basic cells, as well as old IME cells (for reference only).
    • CMC PCells for layout editing.
  • PDK User Guide—confidential, provides instructions for installing and configuring the PDK for Siemens Pyxis for the AMF General-Purpose process. It describes these tasks:
    1. Installation
    2. Project Manager Operation
    3. Layout Operation
    4. Running a Design Rule Check
    5. Exporting/Importing GDS Files
    6. Fracturing
  • CMC Pcells User Guide—covers
    • PCell placement on a layout
    • PCell names
    • PCell parameters
  • VCL CMC Cloud User Guide—provides instructions for using pre-installed PDK in VCL CMC Cloud. It describes the following steps:
    1. Logging in to the VCL CMC Cloud
    2. Creating a layout in the Siemens Pyxis tool
    3. Running Design Rule Check
    4. Exporting a layout
    5. Transferring the design file between VCL CMC Cloud and user’s local desktop

Note: If you use VCL CMC Cloud, you do not need to download and install the PDK because it is pre-installed for you.

Licensing Requirements or Restrictions

Access to the PDK and the User Guide is restricted to CMC Microsystems account holders whose organization has a non-disclosure agreement with CMC. The user is bound to maintain in strict confidence the AMF technology information received from CMC. For more information, contact the Licensing Administrator at or 613-530-4787.

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