iPronics aims to expand photonics processing to all the layers of the industry. This game-changing technology has a wide range of applications, including 5/6 G communications, intelligent transceivers and switches, tensor cores for neuromorphic computing, lidar and aerospace surveillance and communications
The total non-recoverable engineering costs for developing a single iteration of an application specific photonic integrated circuit (ASPIC) design are around €550k-€1,700k, and the development time is currently 12 months. As the original ASPIC design is rarely error-free, typically 2-3 iterations are required, taking the cumulative effort to 2-3 years and the cost into the region of €940k-€4.6m.
iPronics cuts the typical development time of an ASPIC by 90% and the associated costs by 95%. A new design is simply reprogrammed, downloaded into the chip and tested in a matter of hours, eliminating the need for expensive and time-consuming manufacturing runs.