Synopsys released version 10.4 of the CODE V optical design and analysis software. CODE V 10.4 features improvements to its Beam Synthesis Propagation (BSP) analysis tool that enable optical designers to model and analyze diffraction effects in an optical system with increased flexibility, speed and accuracy. CODE V is an optical engineering and design software solution that supports the optimization, analysis and tolerancing of image-forming optical systems and free-space photonic devices. CODE V was acquired as part of Synopsys’ acquisition of Optical Research Associates (ORA). The CODE v10.4 is available now.
Synopsys rolled out version 7.2 of their LightTools illumination design and analysis software. LightTools v7.2 helps engineers to graphically analyze simulation results, compute metrics when designing for the lighting industry, iteratively design with CAD software and improve the efficiency of luminaire and solar designs. LightTools is a 3D optical engineering and design software product that supports virtual prototyping, simulation, optimization and photorealistic renderings of illumination applications. The LightTools 7.2 release is available now. LightTools was acquired as part of Synopsys’ acquisition of Optical Research Associates (ORA).