Synopsys Photonic Solutions (Rsoft, OptSim, OptoDesigner)

Synopsys Photonic Solutions software includes the following tools:

  • RSoft Component Suite: Component design of both passive and active devices.
  • RSoft System/Circuit Tools: System simulation and design automation of photonic integrated circuits (PIC’s).
  • OptoDesigner: A tool for designing photonic integrated circuits for any technology, for a range of industries including telecom, datacom, sensing, and biomedical.

For more information, see the full list of RSoft products.


  1. Limited quantities of license seats of these tools for both Windows and Linux operating systems are available. Further Windows-only seats are also available for a reduced suite of these tools comprising RSoft CAD Environment, BeamPROP, FemSIM, and MOST. These license seats are accessed through a separate CADPass license checkout. A single CMC software license token purchase will give you access to either the Windows/Linux or Windows-only suites. For more information, contact
  2. With the 2014 software release, Synopsys no longer supports 32-bit version of RSoft. However, users who only have access to a computer with a 32-bit operating system may continue to download and use a 2013 legacy version of RSoft.
Software Version Latest release
Operating System Release dependent
Bit Level 64-bit (32-bit special download for certain tools)
  • Faculty with a Professor Research Subscription receive access that allows you, your students, and your research staff to access Rsoft software.
  • Five concurrent use instances per tool from the subscriber’s research team, to access a shared license pool.
  • Access for one year
  • Software updates as available from the supplier
  • Access is authorized within the geographic boundaries of Canada only.
  • The use of this design tool is restricted to university research only.
  • Access to the software license keys is limited to faculty, their graduate students and research staff.
  • Any NDN university Professor Research subscriber is authorized to access this product.
  • Only users from Institutions that have an executed “University End User Agreement and Supplement” with the software licensor may access this design tool.
For more information, contact the Licensing Administrator at 613-530-4787 or
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