This lab has the capability for design, optimization and layout of analog ICs, mixed-signal and digital ICs, radio frequency/ microwave ICs, monolithic microwave ICs, electro-optic and photonic devices. Researchers work with some of the latest Sun workstations capable of computationally intensive CAD simulations.A full range of industry standard IC simulation software is available, running HP ADS, Cadence Design Systems, Matlab, HSPICE, Spectre, Sonnet and HFSS. Software for simulation of photonic devices includes OptiBPM, OptiFDTD, FEMLAB, and APSS. Cadence’s Virtuoso is available for IC layout prior to fabrication of designs.