TOOL FOR DESIGNING BROADBAND OPTICAL NETWORKS
Hewlett-Packard Co.'s EEsof Div. and Broadband Network Design GmbH have produced the Photonic System Designer, a tool that enables telecom service providers and system and component manufacturers to codesign electrical high-frequency and optical elements in photonic networks. Designed to replace the trial-and-error optimization of WDM networks with cost-effective solutions through simulation techniques, the Photonic System Designer provides flexible end-to-end broadband photonic design solutions at the device, component, system and network levels. The software combines Hewlett-Packard's cosimulation and digital signal processing technologies with Broadband's optical model libraries.