Photonic Solutions Enewsletter

September 2014

RSoft Component Design Suite 2014.09 Available Now

We are pleased to announce the availability of version 2014.09 of the RSoft Component Design Suite.

Software and License File Download Instructions

Customers in the U.S., Canada, and Other Direct-Sales Locations

Software and license key files for RSoft product customers in the U.S., Canada and other direct-sales locations are available on the Synopsys SolvNet website. You will need the following to install RSoft products version 2014.09:

  • RSoft product software: You can download the RSoft products at
    If you do not already have a SolvNet account, information on how to sign up for one can be found on our website.
  • License key file: You will need version 2014.09 license key files for this RSoft products release. This will replace your existing RSoft license files. You can download license key files from the SmartKeys page on SolvNet at
  • SCL installer: You will need SCL version 11.7 or higher of Synopsys Common Licensing from the Electronic Software Transfer (EST) System on SolvNet. You can download this from

Complete instructions about obtaining your RSoft products software, license key files and the SCL installer are available in the RSoft Installation Guide at

To learn more about navigating SolvNet to obtain RSoft products software and license key files, view our SolvNet overview video.

International Customers

For international customers working with distributors, you will continue to obtain your software and license key files from your local RSoft software distributor. Your distributor will provide the SCL installer that enables the licensing functionality. 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.

Key New Features in the RSoft Component Design Suite 2014.09

RSoft Component Design Suite

The RSoft Component Design Suite includes the following new features:

  • RSoft CAD usability improvements: eases design creation and management with new tree view, context-sensitive usage tips, embedded circuits, library of unit cells for dynamic arrays, and new material import capability
RSoft CAD New Features

The RSoft CAD New Features

  • Simplified FullWAVE simulation settings: built-in expertise streamlines the user’s design process
FullWAVE’s Automatic Time Grid and Clustering

FullWAVE’s Automatic Time Grid and Clustering

  • RSoft BSDF UDOP interface: improved interoperability between FullWAVE/DiffractMOD and LightTools
RSoft BSDF UDOP and LightTools

The RSoft BSDF UDOP and LightTools

  • WinPLOT improvements: enhanced access to commonly used plotting options
  • Electro-absorption modulator option in Multi-Physics Utility

Important Changes to RSoft Products Platform Support

Beginning with this release, RSoft products no longer support the following operating systems:

  • Windows XP
  • Windows Vista
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 4
  • All 32-bit Windows and Linux versions

RSoft products version 2014.09 and beyond only officially support the following platforms:

  • 64-bit Windows 7
  • 64-bit Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5 and 6

If you have any questions, please contact

For More Information

If you have any questions about the RSoft Component Design Suite 2014.09, please contact

The following resources are available on our Customer Support Portal:

  • RSoft Component Design Suite 2014.09 Release Notes
  • RSoft Component Design Suite 2014.09 new feature videos