This paper gives a review for our recent progress on SOI (Silicon-on-insulator)-compatible hybrid nanoplasmonic waveguides which enables a nano-scale light confinement as well as relatively long-distance guided-wave propagation. The strong polarization dependence of silicon hybrid nanoplasmonic waveguides makes it promising to realize on-chip polarization-handling devices with utlrasmall footprints, which is also summarized. Finally, energyefficient thermal-tuning is presented as an example to show the potential of using silicon hybrid nanoplasmonic waveguides as a promising platform to transfer and process both photonic and electronic signals along the same integrated circuit.
Proc. SPIE. 5309, Embedded Processors for Multimedia and Communications
KEYWORDS: Human-machine interfaces, Digital signal processing, Wavelets, Field programmable gate arrays, Computer simulations, Telecommunications, Signal processing, Software development, Multimedia, Data communications
Hardware/software co-simulation is a key step in hardware/software co-design flow. In this paper, a reconfigurable co-simulation platform called MPSP for media processor is described. This platform can be configured on both hardware and software quickly to accommodate different media processor for different simulation specification. The design of co-simulation environment on MPSP is based on library. A reconfigurable IP library and a software pack with API interface are provided as a part of MPSP. Based on this platform, the FPGA based co-simulation processing is greatly accelerated.