OTTAWA, ONTARIO — May 1, 2012 — Optiwave Systems Inc., the leading provider of optical component and system design tools, today announced the immediate availability of OptiSystem 11.0, the latest version of its optical communication system design suite. This major release delivers a number of new enhancements such as: an OptiSPICE Netlist component, material properties information for measured-index multimode fibers, the ability to run Matlab in a shared/dedicated mode, and co-simulation capability with OptiSPICE.
Another new feature is the utilization of GPU Acceleration to radically boost simulation speed. "OptiSystem now has the ability to run simulations up to five times faster" said Dr. Jan Jakubczyk, President of Optiwave. "This dramatic speed increase will allow users to design, test, and simulate their optical links in a fraction of time".
Pictured below is a GeForce GTX580 video card (priced at only $450), which was able to perform simulations up to 500% faster in a recent case study.