Optiwave Systems has announced the availability of OptiSystem 7.0 - the latest version of its optical communication system design suite. The new release delivers a number of new features that facilitate the simulation and design of emerging optical network technologies. This includes Optical Code Division Multiple Access for Passive Optical Networks, a framework which provides cost-effective transport, provisioning, and protection of multiprotocol network traffic. The software also includes a variety of new component models, including reflective semiconductor optical amplifiers for wavelength division multiplexed passive optical network architectures.
In addition to new functionality, the software is now available in a newly designed 64-bit edition, addressing complex computing simulations requiring a significant amount of memory. The company noted that the optimized code structure results in improved computing performance and efficient memory utilization. Users are now capable of running large scale 'real world' simulations, without the memory restrictions limited to 32-bit operating systems.