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Ansys Lumerical CML Compiler
Model Library Development for Photonic PDKs

Automatically build compact model libraries (CMLs) with a proven, automated, cross-simulator model generator using the Ansys Lumerical CML Compiler.

SOLVE THE UNSOLVABLE

Build and maintain CMLs with Confidence

Efficiently create compact model libraries (CMLs) with the proven reliability of Lumerical CML Compiler. The software automates the creation, maintenance, and QA testing of INTERCONNECT and Verilog-A photonic compact model libraries from a single data source of characterization measurements and 3D simulation results.

  • Automatically Build High-Quality CMLs
    Automatically Build High-Quality CMLs
  • Generates Statistically Enabled Libraries
    Generates Statistically Enabled Libraries
  • Supports Multiple EPDA Workflows
    Supports Multiple EPDA Workflows
  • Encrypt Models to Protect IP
    Encrypt Models to Protect IP
Ansys Lumerical CML Compiler

Quick Specs

Lumerical CML Compiler offers an efficient way to build high-quality INTERCONNECT and Verilog-A compact models from a single source of characterization measurements and 3D simulation results.

  • Version-controlled CMLs
  • CML Encryption
  • Structured input with template and data validation
  • Automated Test Generation
  • Cross-simulator Verilog-A
  • Fixed and parameterized models​
  • Input from a Single Data Source
  • Statistical Support

What's New

The 2021 R2 release offers new Ansys Lumerical INTERCONNECT and Verilog-A compact models for CML Compiler, enabling PDK designers to create a more complete compact model library across multiple platforms.

New INTERCONNECT Models

New INTERCONNECT Models

  • Parameterized photodetector *NEW
  • Avalanche photodetector *NEW
  • Ring resonator and Mach-Zehnder interferometer modeling *UPDATED
  • Statistical passive model generation from raw measurement data *UPDATED
  • Nonlinear I-V support in thermal tuners bias dependent tuning in-ring modulators *UPDATED
New Verilog-A Models

New Verilog-A Models

  • Parameterized photodetector *NEW
  • Parametrized s-parameter model *NEW
  • Ring resonator modeling *UPDATED

Resources

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CML Compiler
Webinar

Ansys Lumerical’s System Level Tools and CML Compiler

This webinar starts with an overview of Ansys Lumerical’s system level tools with special focus on the statistical support available with INTERCONNECT and CML Compiler. It then discusses the many new features available with the recent 2020 R2 release including spatial correlations in statistical circuit analysis.

Statistical Simulation
Application

INTERCONNECT Statistical Simulation - PAM4 transceiver

In this example, we demonstrate INTERCONNECT’s capability to run simulations based on statistical models, including Monte Carlo (MC) and Corner analysis.

ansys compoundtek case study
Case Study

Ansys + CompoundTek

As an innovate leader in silicon photonics, CompoundTek set out to deliver 3-sigma statistical support to provide customers with best-in-class PDK models that are representative of CompoundTek’s proprietary manufacturing process.

CAPABILITIES

Build Compact Model Libraries with Ansys Lumerical CML Compiler

CML Compiler automates the creation, maintenance, and QA testing of INTERCONNECT and Verilog-A photonic compact model libraries (CMLs) from a single data source of measurements and simulation results.

 

Key Features

CML Compiler simplifies the process of building accurate photonic compact models in your production workflow.

  • Automate Building Compact Models
  • Statistical Analysis
  • IP Protected INTERCONNECT and Verilog-A Models

Focus on component design and measurement and let CML Compiler do the rest. CML Compiler provides automated and reproducible generation of version controlled CMLs. Further improve productivity with automated test case generation.

Generate statistically enabled compact model libraries and load into INTERCONNECT and Virtuoso for Monte Carlo and Corner analysis.

Generate Verilog-A and INTERCONNECT photonic models from a single data source. When characterization data is not available or not possible, augment using Ansys’ Lumerical industry-leading 3D component-level simulation tools​. Generate both fixed and parameterized elements​, and complement rich existing set of models with your own custom models. IP encryption is available for models generated using CML Compiler. ​



Case Studies

Ansys + CompoundTek
Case Study

Ansys Lumerical’s System Level Tools and CML Compiler

As an innovate leader in silicon photonics, CompoundTek set out to deliver 3-sigma statistical support to provide customers with best-in-class PDK models that are representative of CompoundTek’s proprietary manufacturing process.


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CML Compiler Product Reference Manual

CML Compiler automates the creation, maintenance, and QA testing of INTERCONNECT and Verilog-A photonic compact model libraries (CMLs) from a single data source of measurements and simulation results.

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