Synopsys launched version 7.3 of their LightTools illumination design and analysis software. LightTools 7.3 includes software enhancements to help designers jumpstart, analyze, optimize and manage illumination designs. The tool includes a variety of new illumination design features in areas such as application-specific design, color quality analysis, LED phosphor modeling, and design management and performance. LightTools v7.3 is available now.
MAZeT announced a new tool for the simulation of compact spectral-selective semiconductor sensors for precise inline measurements. The simulation software helps engineers select the right sensor and optimal combination of filters and illumination. The simulation tool is ideal for validating the requirements of new and existing applications. Some optimizations that are highlighted can be easily implemented, for example, swapping the sensor lighting used or choosing objects for calibration.