Design Rules & PDK

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MPW #8 Silicon Nitride

CORNERSTONE users are invited to submit designs to SiN MPW #8 SOI. The sign-up deadline is Friday 21st June. The mask submission deadline is Wednesday 24th  July.

For more information, full design rules and quick reference design rules, please download the CORNERSTONE SiN MPW #8 Rules documents and the .GDSII template files. To help you comply with the design rules, we offer a downloadable design rule check (DRC) checklist.

CORNERSTONE Silicon Nitride MPW #8 – Design Rules

CORNERSTONE Silicon Nitride MPW #8- Standard Components

CORNERSTONE Silicon Nitride MPW #8 – GDS Template

CORNERSTONE SiN Refractive Index Data

CORNESTONE_DRC_SiN_v2_1

CORNERSTONE Pre DRC instruction

CORNERSTONE DRC SiN Lydrc

 

Design Area [mm2] Access Cost with Heaters* (Standard) Access Cost without Heaters* (Standard) Access Cost with Heaters* (Priority) Access Cost without Heaters* (Priority)
11.47 x 15.45 mm2 (staff & students at a UK University)*** £3,562.50 £1,937.50 £4,475 £2,425
11.47 x 15.45 mm2 (other) £14,250 £7,750 £17,900 £9,700
Delivery Time** 12 weeks  12 weeks  6 weeks 4 weeks

*Quoted prices are exclusive of VAT, import duties/customs fees, withholding taxes etc. **The indicated delivery time is subject to possible delays that may occur due to scheduled cleanroom maintenance or unforeseen shutdown periods. Users will receive timely notifications regarding any such occurrences. *** 75% of the access costs will be subsidized for staff and students employed at UK Universities, funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) CORNERSTONE 2.5 project (EP/W035995/1). 

MPW #38 SOI 220nm Active

CORNERSTONE users are invited to submit designs to MPW #38 SOI 220nm. The sign-up deadline is Friday 26th June. The mask submission deadline is Wednesday 31st July.

For more information, full design rules and quick reference design rules, please download the CORNERSTONE MPW #38 – 220 nm SOI Call Design Rules documents and the .GDSII template files. To help you comply with the design rules, we offer a downloadable design rule check (DRC) checklist. 

CORNERSTONE 38th Call – Design Rules

CORNERSTONE 38th Call – Standard Components

CORNERSTONE MPW Run 38 GDSII Template

CORNERSTONE DRC SOI

 

Design Area [mm2] 11.47 x 4.9 5.5 x 4.9 2.5 x 4.9 2.5 x 2.5 Delivery Time **
Access Cost* (Priority) £61,000 £36,600 £18,800 £10,000 26 weeks
Access Cost* (Standard) £48,750 £29,250 £15,000 £8,000 36 weeks
Staff and students employed at UK Universities (Standard)***  £0  £0  £0 £0  36 weeks

*Quoted prices are exclusive of VAT, import duties/customs fees, withholding taxes etc. For further information about our pricing options, click here.                                             **The indicated delivery time is subject to possible delays that may occur due to scheduled cleanroom maintenance or unforeseen shutdown periods. Users will receive timely notifications regarding any such occurrences.                                                                                                                                                                                              *** Access costs for staff and students employed at UK Universities is funded under the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) CORNERSTONE 2.5 project (EP/W035995/1). Free-of-charge access is limited to 1 design area per research group.

Get Discount

We encourage users to include the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) funded CORNERSTONE (EP/L021129/1) or CORNERSTONE 2 (EP/T019697/1) in the “Funding” section of relevant journal publications. This is crucial for us to demonstrate the impact of the funding.

If you share the digital object identifier (DOI) of your published journal paper that references one of the CORNERSTONE projects, you will receive a 5% discount on the access charges listed in Table 1 for your first paper. For two or more journal papers, you will receive a 10% discount.

Previous Design Rules

Ge-on-Si MPW #4

Process Design Kit (PDK)

The CORNERSTONE Process Design Kit (PDK) is accessible through Luceda’s IPKISS software, which requires the appropriate license for usage. To acquire the software and obtain a license key, please reach out to Luceda via their website. When contacting them, make sure to specify that you require a license for CORNERSTONE PDK usage.

It’s important to note that if you already possess a valid IPKISS license, the CORNERSTONE PDK is available to you free of charge.

Open source standard components

The CORNERSTONE platform has a number of open source standard components available for use for each of its platforms.

The documents below detail the standard device dimensions for each platform, as well as measured performance data:

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