Design Layout with DRC


#1

I want to send a photonic design (e.g Silicon Photonic ring resonator) to be fabricated by IME (Singapore). I don’t know how to use lumerical to make a layout that doesn’t violate the design rules provided by the fab PDK. In other words, I want to run a DRC (Design rule check).


#2

You would need a dedicated DRC software and rule files. Please check with IME on what specific rule files and software are supported by their PDK.

Lumerical does not provide DRC tools directly, instead, we focus on the simulation side. That said, we work with our design tool partners https://www.lumerical.com/solutions/partners/eda/ (e.g., Cadence, Mentor Graphics, PhoeniX Software) to provide a full design flow that can allow you to do the DRC.