RSoft Products

Powerful, accurate design solutions for photonic components, circuits and systems

What's New in RSoft

The latest RSoft™ product releases accelerate the design of state-of-the-art photonic components and systems.

Synopsys’ RSoft products are used to design and analyze optical telecommunication devices, optical components used in semiconductor manufacturing, and nano-scale optical structures. They enable engineers to design and optimize the optical components and systems found in products such as fiber optic networks, semiconductor lithography equipment, silicon optical chips and LEDs.

Within the physical layer, RSoft's Photonic Component Design Suite allows users to design and simulate both passive and active photonic optoelectronic components and subsystems.

RSoft's Photonic System Design Suite allows users to design and simulate current and next-generation optical communication systems and photonic integrated circuits at the signal propagation level.

RSoft Products Short Course Design and Simulation of Photonic Integrated Devices and Circuits

Originally presented at the American Institute for Manufacturing (AIM) Integrated Photonics in December 2015, and at the AIM Photonics Academy in April 2016.

This short course introduces approaches for designing photonic integrated devices and circuits using photonic design automation tools.

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Upcoming Seminars

Silicon Photonics Workshop on October 24

From Ideas to Wafer-Runs: Design Flow and Modeling Challenges in Photonic Integrated Circuits


Tuesday, 24th October 2017

9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Holiday Inn

1655 N Central Expy

Richardson, TX 75080


Presenters: Dr. Chenglin Xu and Jigesh Patel

Synopsys Optical Solutions Group


The Dallas IEEE Photonics Society is hosting a workshop on Silicon photonics and photonic integrated circuits. Live demonstration sessions will introduce participants to simulations of typical design flow for photonic integration from ideas to wafer-runs.


The workshop will have four parts:

  • Overview of silicon photonics building blocks and basic circuits
  • Design and optimization of passive and active photonic devices at the physical level
  • Schematic-driven design and layout of photonic integrated circuits (PICs) using a foundry-provided platform design kit (PDK) and user-designed devices
  • Mask layout of PIC designs, and procedures to export PICs to linked foundries for processing


The speakers will be available for discussions after the workshop.  This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments and lunch will be provided to pre-registered attendees.

Register online or by email to by Friday, October 20th. Remote attendance via WebEx is also offered. Please contact us via email to obtain the link.

PIC Training Silicon Valley 2017

November 13-17, 2017


Santa Clara, CA

After two successful training events in 2015 and 2016 with very enthusiastic reactions, a third training is now organized in the week of Nov 13-17, 2017 at Tektronix in Santa Clara, California. The training is a one-stop-shop and covers all the essential topics for producing PICs - system aspects, component tutorial, simulations and chip layout, foundry services (all material systems - Si, InP, and dielectrics), packaging, test and measurement, and business/marketing essentials. It is supported by a broad consortium of over 20 PIC companies and is hands-on, in-depth and practical.

Please register below for more details