Synopsys Enhances Photonic and Optoelectronic Modeling in the Latest RSoft Releases
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Synopsys Enhances Photonic and Optoelectronic Modeling in the Latest RSoft Releases

Release 2017.09 of the RSoft Product Family Now Available

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Oct. 9, 2017 — (PRNewswire) —


Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS) today announced the release of version 2017.09 of the Synopsys RSoft™ product portfolio, the company's industry-leading family of software tools for photonic component and optical communication system design, with important new features to streamline and enhance photonic and optoelectronic modeling. The RSoft Photonic Component Design Suite reduces development time with efficient analysis of silicon photonics components at the device, circuit and system levels. The RSoft Photonic System Design Suite introduces an interface with Synopsys' HSPICE® circuit simulation tool for cohesive, rigorous co-simulation of electronic components in photonic circuits.

RSoft Photonic Component Design Suite

New features include:

RSoft Photonic System Design Suite

New features include:

"The latest release of the RSoft product family provides users with powerful, multi-level simulation solutions that address a range of photonic and optoelectronic design challenges," said George Bayz, vice president and general manager of Synopsys' Optical Solutions Group. "The S-Matrix/PDK utility reduces the cost and complexity of building PIC elements, testing their performance and exporting mask layout files for processing. In addition, the unique RSoft-HSPICE interface enables designers to analyze and optimize optoelectronic circuit performance early in the design cycle."

About Synopsys RSoft Products

Synopsys RSoft products are leading solutions in photonic design software and serve several industries including optical communication, optoelectronics and semiconductor manufacturing. RSoft products provide a full range of design, optimization and planning tools for optical communications, as well as solutions for optoelectronics components and subsystems. Learn more at

About Synopsys

Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS) is the Silicon to Software partner for innovative companies developing the electronic products and software applications we rely on every day. As the world's 15th largest software company, Synopsys has a long history of being a global leader in electronic design automation (EDA) and semiconductor IP and is also growing its leadership in software security and quality solutions. Whether you're a system-on-chip (SoC) designer creating advanced semiconductors, or a software developer writing applications that require the highest security and quality, Synopsys has the solutions needed to deliver innovative, high-quality, secure products. Learn more at

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