openEPDA Overview

About openEPDA

openEPDA™ is a collection of open standards to be used in electronic-photonic design automation. These include definition of data interchange formats to facilitate Foundry PDK distribution and easier simulation and measurement data exchange between the parties involved in the PIC design chain. See Section Roadmap for the planned activities.


The following standards / libraries are planned to be included in openEPDA:

  • openEPDA data format

  • openEPDA data format writer / reader for python

  • openEPDA Chip Description File format

  • openEPDA Measurement Description File format

  • openEPDA equipment API for python

  • openEPDA building blocks description format (uPDK)