Accession Number : ADA290349

Title :   OEIC Ultra. A New Approach to OEIC CAD.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Jun 93-31 Aug 94,

Corporate Author : DAVID SARNOFF RESEARCH CENTER PRINCETON NJ

Personal Author(s) : Amantea, R.

PDF Url : ADA290349

Report Date : OCT 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 144

Abstract : Integrated optoelectronics will lead to advances in ultra-fast computing that go beyond the functionality that conventional electronics can reach through size reduction. Optoelectronic integrated circuit (OEIC) design is currently hampered by the lack of a unified computer-aided design (CAD) tool that aids in managing the complex data implicit in component, subsystem, and system-level modeling. To address the advanced CAD requirements of ULTRA, the David Sarnoff Research Center (Sarnoff) has created a hierarchical OEIC design system built using a platform- independent simulation and visualization environment supported by commercial-off- the-shelf software. Sarnoff has demonstrated integration of existing modules by graphically "wiring" them up on-screen to represent the complete design problem. Sarnoff has demonstrated how integrated visualization tools can support the design process by allowing automatic exploration of the effects of parameters and structural features on lasers and OEIC devices while the system automatically manages data flow among modules. This CAD environment will enable the ARPA ULTRA program to exploit optoelectronics at a faster place than achievable by the stand-along design approaches in use today.

Descriptors :   *COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN, *ELECTROOPTICS, *INTEGRATED CIRCUITS, DATA PROCESSING, SIMULATION, ELECTRONICS, INTEGRATED SYSTEMS, OFF THE SHELF EQUIPMENT, RESEARCH FACILITIES, ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, AUTOMATIC, NETWORK FLOWS.

Subject Categories : Cybernetics
      Computer Hardware
      Electricity and Magnetism

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE