Comprehensive design environment for optical components, systems, and networks


  • Performance analysis and wide choice of measurements
  • Top simulation accuracy and speed due to the split-step method and the algorithm optimization
  • High flexibility for component specification
  • Fast learning curve and usability


OptSim is an intuitive modeling and simulation environment supporting the performance evaluation and design of the transmission level of optical communication systems. A library of simulation algorithms, including more than 400 of the most widely used optical and opto-electronic components, is distributed with OptSim. Flexible component modeling and characterization of proprietary hardware is enabled at each design step, while the open architecture philosophy underlying the library easily allows the creation of sets of custom components. OptSim end users are typically telecom and datacom R&D staff focused on developing and deploying key infrastructure for access, metro, and long-haul networks, including equipment for DWDM, optical amplification, all-optical network configurations, and link transmission optimization.

The OptSim interface to MATLAB enables OptSim users to run MATLAB routines that fully interact with the OptSim data structure, either for pre- and post-processing or for co-simulation purposes. The interface enables users to write new MATLAB routines for use with OptSim co-simulation or to reuse their own MATLAB proprietary code.

Synopsys, Inc

700 East Middlefield Rd
Mountain View, CA 94043
Tel: 650-584-5000
Fax: 650-965-8637

Required Products


  • Linux
  • UNIX
  • Windows


  • Consulting
  • E-mail
  • Fax
  • On-site assistance
  • Telephone
  • Training

Product Type

  • Modeling and Simulation Tools


  • Data Analysis and Statistics
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Optics
  • System Modeling and Simulation


  • Communication Infrastructure