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RSoft_Photonic_System_Design_ Suite_ 2017_training_manual_torrent

RSoft Photonic System Design Suite Version 2017

Discrete Multi-Tone Modulation Format for Automotive and Ethernet Links

In the RSoft OptSim™ tool, new discrete multi-tone (DMT) modulation format functions are available in the digital signal processing library to model and simulate DMT-based data links. The DMT format uses light intensity for modulation over multiple subcarriers, which provides higher spectral efficiency. It is particularly useful for optimizing the performance of short-reach applications such as automotive data links, access networks as well as 100G and 400G Ethernet-based data center links.

Latest AIM Photonics Process Design Kit and PDAFlow Libraries for PIC Design

The RSoft OptSim Circuit tool includes the latest American Institute for Manufacturing Integrated Photonics (AIM Photonics) Process Design Kit (PDK), version 1.0b. The PDK helps PIC designers access leading-edge silicon photonics technology to generate PICs for fabrication through AIM Photonics multi-project wafer facilities. OptSim Circuit users will be able to access the PDK elements, generate schematics and simulate circuit performance prior to exporting net lists for mask generation. In addition, OptSim Circuit includes new and updated libraries for supporting PDAFlow-compatible PDKs for PIC fabrication.

New Design Features for Large-Core Multimode Fiber Optic Systems

The RSoft ModeSYS™ tool includes new features for the design and analysis of large-core multimode fiber optic systems used in applications ranging from mega data centers to automotive data links:

  • Support for large-core fiber power-versus-angle signal domain across select models. The feature extends the large-core multimode fiber’s numerically efficient power-versus-angle approach for signal propagation to other models in ModeSYS to model a complete data transmission link.
  • A new large-core connector model that is computationally more efficient than conventional spatial field-profile based connector models.

RSoft Photonic Component Design Suite Version 2017

New and enhanced features in the RSoft Photonic Component Design Suite version 2017 include:

  • Sentaurus TCAD interface usability improvements, including support for dispersive materials and dynamic updating of materials and simulation domain. The RSoft-Sentaurus TCAD interface enables unified simulation of advanced opto-electronic devices.
  • Support for general monitor objects in BeamPROP. This allows broader use of BeamPROP with the Sentaurus TCAD interface for applications such as waveguide photodetectors. Speeds simulations of waveguide photodetectors by as much as 100x.
  • Improved BSDF scattering calculation, including more robust scattering calculations of polarization-dependent effects.
  • Enhanced RSoft CAD environment hierarchy features, including the ability to publicize design variables and allow a wider range of variables such as material choice. This enhances the ability to generate reusable sub-circuits and is utilized in the unit cell library for the dynamic array feature.
  • Updated remaining 32-bit utilities, including MOST™, to 64 bit.



Automotive Forward, Rear and Exterior Lighting Design Software

The LucidShape product family provides a complete set of design, simulation and analysis tools for the development of automotive forward, rear and exterior lighting. Backed by cutting-edge, proprietary algorithms to calculate optical surfaces optimized for automotive applications, LucidShape empowers designers to develop, verify, visualize and deliver high-quality designs while reducing product development time.

LucidShape Updates

LucidShape version 2017 includes the following new features for automotive lighting design:

  • Automotive headlight analysis based on the U.S. Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) headlight test guidelines. This allows designers to perform these types of analysis: Illuminance-based visibility range testing, glare test for oncoming traffic, and overall headlight results, ranging from good to poor.
  • The new MacroFocal Torus Optic tool, which creates pillow optics and cylinder flutes for decorative styling. It is particularly useful for designing signal lights and tail lights, but can also be used to create and adjust any pillowed surface on a grid. The Torus Optic tool works with the proprietary algorithms in LucidShape software to automatically calculate and construct optical surfaces based on user-defined illuminance and intensity patterns.
  • Improved organization and usability of the UV Data Properties dialog box. It has been rearranged into four sections to: ranges and presets, data display, overlay, and color tone mapping. In addition, the UV Data Properties dialog box now includes the ability to define presets for display properties and custom isolines.



LightTools: What’s New

LightTools 8.5 includes new and enhanced features for the design of optical components used in general lighting systems, freeform optics, light guides and backlit displays.

Conformal Surface Receivers

LightTools 8.5 introduces an expanded set of mapping options for surface receivers on non-planar surfaces, known collectively as conformal receivers. New in this version are spherical and UV mesh mapping options, which eliminate the need to project illuminance data collected on complex surfaces onto planar meshes, and make interpretation and optimization much easier. Designers can vary the number of bins in the mesh or set the desired bin size, and use the same filtering, analysis and optimization capabilities that exist for planar meshes. Conformal receivers can be particularly useful for analyzing complex elements such as freeform surfaces combined with LED sources.

Expanded Visualization of Illuminance Results

LightTools displays a raster image of illuminance output in its 3D Design view so that designers can visualize the orientation and distribution of illuminance data relative to model geometry. This capability has been expanded to receivers on most surface types in LightTools. In addition, the appearance of the illuminance data can be controlled by settings for color scheme, scaling, and linear and logarithmic settings, as well as contours, mesh lines, smoothing and lit effects.

Parameter Sensitivity Analyzer

The new Parameter Sensitivity Analyzer automates analysis of the impact of system variables on specified performance metrics, helping you quickly reach an optimal design solution. Key features include support for multiple configurations, parameter lists for non-uniformly spaced variable states and non-numeric variables, and the ability to run scripts after variable values are changed or after each evaluation cycle is complete. Supports multiple chart views for detailed performance analysis.

Improved Freeform Designer

The Freeform Designer assists with the design and optimization of freeform reflective and refractive optical surfaces based on an illuminance or intensity target distribution, source collection angle and distribution, as well as other geometry settings. A new conic lens option provides greater flexibility for surface definitions, including the ability to define a flat surface displaced from the source. The conic lens option is a powerful tool to increase the collection efficiency of point and extended light sources used in compact, energy-efficient illumination systems.

Enhanced Light Guide Designer

The design of light guides that are meant to emit light evenly along the length of the pipe can be a challenging design problem. The Light Guide Designer automates the design process, providing tools for constructing, analyzing and optimizing light pipes and their extraction features to improve output. New profile shapes, geometry controls and analysis improvements enhance the tool’s flexibility and ease of use, and provide more options for innovative shaping and improved efficiency.

Expanded Example Model Library

LightTools includes an extensive collection of example models that helps designers quickly build and simulate illumination designs. The library has been expanded with new models to help users take immediate advantage of new capabilities in version 8.5, including:

  • Conformal receiver example on the dome of an LED light bulb
  • 3D illuminance visualization example on the baffles and back reflector of a luminaire
  • Parameter sensitivity analysis example on a backlit display with LED edge sources. The analysis measures and optimizes luminance uniformity of the display while keeping LED source placement symmetric
  • Example models that demonstrates how to use the Light Guide Designer to create a square cross-section light guide with optimized spatial luminance and angular pointing as well as a light guide with user-defined profile shape and optimized light direction targets


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CODE V: What’s New

Enhanced MTF Optimization

In CODE V version 11.1, optical designers can now directly access through-focus MTF during lens system optimization, which facilitates fast, accurate improvements to MTF symmetry over focus without the need to manually adjust lens system parameters. This feature can be particularly useful for determining the optimal location of sensors relative to compact camera modules to improve manufacturability.

Improved Visualization of Small Lenses

The CODE V visualization tools Display Lens (VIE) and Draw Lens (DRA) are enhanced in version 11.1 to improve rendering of small, highly aspheric lenses, such as those found in smartphones.

CODE V SpecBuilder and SpecEvaluator Tools

CODE V version 11.0 introduces the CODE V SpecBuilder™ and SpecEvaluator™ tools. Optical system designers typically use a table of specifications and goals to describe the requirements and design objectives for an optical system. In CODE V, you can use the SpecBuilder tool to create a Specifications and Goals Table. At any point in your project cycle you can use the SpecEvaluator tool to evaluate your optical system against specs and goals to help ensure that a design meets specs, as well as to maintain continuity and consistency between design versions, multiple designers and design phases.


The simple, intuitive CODE V SpecBuilder tool lets you quickly build a complete set of optical design project specifications and goals.

  • Provides a structured way to agree upon, document, track and report on requirements throughout the life of an optical design project
  • Includes a wide variety of specifications based on Synopsys optical engineering and industry expertise
  • In addition to a wide range of pre-built specifications, is highly customizable using CODE V Macro-PLUS™ to include specialized metrics
  • Brings high-level attention to the importance of defining and monitoring specifications at all stages of a design


The CODE V SpecEvaluator tool allows you to instantly assess your optical system design versus project specifications.

  • Single-click update runs evaluations to gauge design progress and help keep your project on track
  • Incorporates quality monitoring into the design process and helps manage project quality assurance to avoid errors or miscommunications, especially in multi-team environments