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.

CODE V Enhanced MTF Optimization

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  Improved Visualization of Small Lenses

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.

CODE V SpecBuilder and SpecEvaluator Tools

SpecBuilder

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

SpecEvaluator

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

Learn More about CODE V

For more information about CODE V, send an email to optics@synopsys.com or call us at 626-795-9101.

Customer Support Portal Training Video

Training Video on Our Customer Support Portal

Defining a Specification and Goals Table Using CODE V SpecBuilder and SpecEvaluator