Photonic Solutions Enewsletter

RSoft Photonic Device Tools 2021.03 Service Release 3 Now Available

We are pleased to announce the availability of RSoft Photonic Device Tools 2021.03 Service Release 3 (v2021.03-3). New features and improvements include:

  • Increased number of concurrent processes per license to 32, enabling customers to simulate larger problems and more fully utilize computers with many CPU cores. This change applies to FullWAVE FDTD, BeamPROP BPM, ModePROP EME, DiffractMOD RCWA, and FemSIM FEM
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes and improvements

Users will not need new license files to run this version.


Software and License File Instructions

Direct-Sales Customers

Software and license key files for customers are available on the Synopsys SolvNetPlus website. If you need assistance accessing SolvNetPlus or obtaining the software and license codes, please contact

International Customers

Some of our customers will obtain the software and license key files from their local 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

Photonic Symposium – Save the Date

21-22 September 2021

Join our Photonic Symposium to hear directly from our experts, users, and industry partners to learn about the latest photonic developments, best practices, and future outlook. This event will provide attendees with an opportunity to learn about the PIC landscape, including market analysis, vision of hyper-scalers, chip suppliers, disruptive applications, and future developments. The second day of the symposium will feature hands-on, application-based training on Synopsys photonic IC tools.

Email us at to register early.

Tech Talk Recording: From Optical Fibers to Transceivers: Inter-Datacenter System Design

Tech Talk Recording: From Optical Fibers to Transceivers: Inter-Datacenter System Design

Learn how Synopsys provides your teams the exact tools they need for efficient photonic inter-datacenter systems design. This presentation covers how the market is driving optical fiber design and photonic transmitter architectures in new directions. You will learn how to optimize system design for increased efficiencies.

On-Demand Resources

See our latest on-demand resources to optimize your use of our product portfolio:

Current customers can access RSoft Photonic Device Tools, Photonic System Tools, and PIC Design Suite resources and content at any time on the Customer Support Portal (

If you haven’t already registered for Portal access, consider registering for an account today!

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Upcoming Events

Tech Talk: Simulation of Micro-LEDs Using RSoft Photonic Device Tools

Join this online presentation to learn about RSoft Photonic Device tools and simulation methods for micro-LEDs.

7 September 2021
10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. EDT (4:00-5:00 p.m. CEST)

Photonic Symposium Virtual Event

21-22 September 2021
Contact for details and to pre-register

RSoft Photonic Device Tools Discovery Training

30 September 2021
3:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. EDT 
Learn MoreRegister

PIC International

17-18 November 2021
Brussels, Belgium
Visit the Synopsys virtual booth

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