System Requirements

Operating Systems Supported

  • 64-bit Windows: Windows 7 and Windows 10
  • 64-bit Linux: We officially support Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5 and 6. Since there is a large variation of possible configurations of any Linux installation for items such as libraries, fonts, startup scripts, security settings, etc., Synopsys cannot unconditionally guarantee that our software will work correctly with all Linux distributions. However, in practice, we have found that the software can be configured to run successfully on most 64-bit Linux distributions with kernel 2.6.x.[1].

Installation Guides

For RSoft Device Tools and Photonic System Design products: Download the RSoft product installation guide for instructions for installing on Windows and Linux operating systems. 

For the PIC Design Suite: The PIC Design Suite Installation Quick Start Guide provides a high-level overview of the installation process with links to more details about the process.

For More Information & Assistance

For additional information on specific platforms and hardware requirements, send an email to