RSoft Enewsletter

January 2019

RSoft Products Version 2018.12 Service Release 1 Now Available

RSoft Products 2018.12 Service Release 1 (2018.12-1) Now Available

The RSoft Photonic Component Design Suite and the RSoft Photonic System Design Suite (System Tools) version 2018.12 Service Release 1 (2018.12-1) include the following updates:

  • Minor interface and other changes for consistency with the OptoDesigner 2018.12 release
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes

For more details about these and other updates, please refer to the readme file included with the release software.

Software and License Download Instructions

North America Customers 

Software and license key files for RSoft product direct-sales customers are available on the Synopsys SolvNet website.

Users will not require new license files to run the RSoft Component Design Suite 2018.12-1 or RSoft System Tools 2018.12-1. 

If you need assistance accessing SolvNet or obtaining the RSoft product software and license codes, please contact


International Customers

International customers will obtain RSoft software and license key files from their local RSoft software distributor. See the Synopsys Optical Solutions Group Global Contacts page for contact information. If your country is not listed on the Distributors page referenced above, please contact us at for instructions.

Photonic Integrated Circuit (PIC) Training Silicon Valley

After three successful annual training events (2015-2017) with enthusiastic reactions, a fourth training is now organized in Santa Clara, CA. It covers all aspects needed for developing PICs such as a system level overview, a component tutorial, design & layout software, foundries, packaging, T&M, and business topics. During the hands-on training, participants will simulate, design, and layout PICs using a range of software tools. The training also addresses all key material systems (Si Photonics, InP-based, SiO2/Si3N4). The program has the full support of over 20 companies that span the complete photonic integration ecosystem, and includes several industry guest speakers as well as extensive networking opportunities, for example, in the form of facilitated group dinners.

Calendar of Events

For the latest event calendar, please go to our Events page.