VPI Optical Link simulation workflow capability connects PathWave Advanced Design System with VPI Design Suite from VPIphotonics.
Can predict signal integrity of electrical-optical-electrical data links. Simulates and optimizes design parameters concurrently in electrical and optical domains. Can predict data link bit error rate and understand how electrical design choices interplay with optical design choices. Electrooptical workflow can process millions of bits in minutes for accurate BER prediction. Can investigate link performance characteristics with varied fiber lengths, effects of distortion/dispersion, optical drive level, electrical transmitter and receiver equalization settings, as well as electrical channel design, including trace routing and design of PCB vias.