Optiwave intros OptiSystem 7.0

MAY 15, 2008 -- The release delivers several new features designed to facilitate the simulation and design of emerging optical network technologies.

MAY 15, 2008 -- Optiwave Systems Inc. (search for Optiwave) has announced the immediate availability of OptiSystem 7.0, the latest version of its optical communication system design suite. The release delivers several new features designed to facilitate the simulation and design of emerging optical network technologies. This includes optical code-division multiple access for passive optical networks (OCDMA-PON).

In addition to new functionality, OptiSystem is now available in a newly designed 64-bit edition, addressing complex computing simulations requiring a significant amount of memory. The optimized code structure results in improved computing performance and efficient memory utilization, the company says. The upgrade enables users to run large-scale "real world" simulations more easily.

OptiSystem 7.0 includes a variety of new component models, including reflective semiconductor optical amplifiers (RSOA) for WDM-PON architectures.

"Researchers in the field of optical communication and amplifier design see OptiSystem's capabilities as a valuable tool to help meet their complex research demands," said Dr. Jackson Klein, director of optical systems at Optiwave. "This new edition of OptiSystem delivers an unprecedented array of simulation design features, and with the introduction of new component models addressing OCDMA-PON design, bolstered by the 64-bit edition, we see this release as our best work yet."

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