Tutorial on IHP SG25H4EPIC Technology for Electronic-Photonic ICs

Course Objectives

An intensive course on electronic-photonic IC (EPIC) design methodology using the IHP design kit SG25H4EPIC

The aim of this course is to enable designers of high performance integrated circuits:

  • to understand the design methodology for electronic-photonic ICs
  • to gain insight into the design flow implemented for the IHP SG25H4EPIC technology

Course contents

  • Electronic-photonic design kit (overview & installation)
  • Schematic & layout of a simple EPIC design     
  • Technology information and MPW tape-in procedure

The practical examples given are based on 0.25 µm SiGe:C photonic BiCMOS technology and Cadence 6.1.5.
Design steps will be practised on workstations.

Course Details

Day 1 - IHP Mixed Signal Design Flow

  • Electronic-photonic design kit (overview, installation, hands-on)
  • Design kit documentation
  • Parametric layout of an optical DBPSK receiver with IPKISS
    (Notebook on layout generation with Python scripts in IPKISS)     
  • Simple EPIC design example from schematic to layout (hands-on)

Day 2 - IHP Mixed Signal Design Flow

  • MPW service and tape-in procedure
  • Usage of an existing 25 Gbps TIA design IP (on abstract level) in an EPIC design flow (hands-on)
  • Design kit support

Course participants should be familiar with circuit design. Familiarity with Cadence design tools would be helpful.

Course Language



June 13 - 14, 2017


For EUROPRACTICE members: 250 Euro

For non-members: 500 Euro


Im Technologiepark 25
15236 Frankfurt/Oder, Germany

How to find us


EUROPRACTICE members please register at www.europractice\training.

Non-members please use the registration form.

Registration Deadline: June 2, 2017

The number of participants is limited.

For more information and details please contact virtual-aisc@iis.fraunhofer.de

Download EPIC design methology with IHT design kit SG25H4, June 13-14, 2017