Siemens Software Propels Next-Gen Optical IC Devices

Hamamatsu Photonics K.K., a leading provider of optical semiconductor devices, has adopted the mPower digital software of Siemens, Siemens Digital Industries Software said. Particularly, Hamamatsu Photonics will make use of the software for its power integrity analysis for its next generation optical semiconductor devices.

By pursuing further advancement of photoelectric conversion technology to discover the true nature of light, Hamamatsu Photonics delivers high-sensitivity and fast-response, high-performance optical semiconductor devices. Moreover, the company provides a wide range of products. Namely, photodiodes, photo ICs, image sensors, infrared detection devices and LED offerings. All of which support multiple wavelength ranges (e.g., infrared, visible, ultraviolet, x-ray, high-energy).

Most importantly, many applications employ these productions, such as scientific measurement, medical, as well as automotive markets.

“Power integrity analysis is a critical technology for us. Because our optical IC products need to achieve extremely high performance and reliability in order to meet stringent functionality requirements,” said Masaaki Matsubara, manager for the second design group, Design Center, Solid State Division for Hamamatsu Photonics.

“We believe Siemens’ mPower digital software is our best option for improving IC performance and reliability. Our designers use the mPower solution to analyze their designs at early stages of development, and the software definitely helps to optimize the power source design faster.”

Improves IC Performance, Reliability

Introduced last year, Siemens’ mPower solution aids customers to perform sign-off analysis of the power more quickly and accurately, electromigration, and IR-drop performance of integrated circuits (ICs). Thus, helping them to confirm that their as-implemented design will meet performance and reliability targets when manufactured.

Siemens’ mPower digital software provides power integrity analysis with high accuracy through fast and efficient distributed processing.

Featuring an intuitive graphical user interface for optimal ease-of-use, the solution supports analysis across the IC design process. Particularly, from initial concept design to design sign-off, helping users to create better designs with no compromise in quality or speed. For optimal reliability and IC traceability, the mPower solution also integrates seamlessly with Siemens’ Calibre® RVE software, which is part of its industry-leading Calibre® platform for IC physical verification.

“As image sensors grow in size and complexity, it becomes both harder and more critical to verify the power integrity of these very large designs,” said Joe Davis, senior director for Interfaces and EM/IR Product Management for Siemens EDA. “Hamamatsu Photonics quickly determined that the mPower solution provides the capacity, performance, and integration that they need in order to bring high performance, high resolution sensors to the market and we look forward to working with them as they bring more advanced designs to the market.”

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