Lambda Research delivers TracePro 5.0 - software for advanced lighting design

Date Announced: 11 Mar 2009

Littleton, Massachusetts –– Lambda Research Corporation announces the release of TracePro® 5.0, the newest version of its leading optomechanical design software – used extensively in the design and analysis of LEDS, luminaires and lighting systems.

TracePro 5.0 now provides an all new interface for modeling optical sources. The user is now able to define and manage spectral data for each unique source and to combine different source types in a single ray trace. This yields incredible time savings to any design process that involves multiple sources or source alternatives and fluorescence.

New analysis capabilities include flux versus Optical Path Length (OPL) or Time of Flight (TOF). New simulation advances include reverse ray traces and luminance ray traces with blackbody and gray body sources. And with TracePro 5.0, there are new add-in utilities that assist in quickly and accurately creating and optimizing properties. Inputs can include data from physical measurements, phosphor manufacturers' data, and industry standards from Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA).

Uniquely, TracePro’s new Surface Source Editor and Fluorescence Property Utility assist engineers in modeling, analyzing and overcoming the inherent challenges in phosphorescence or fluorescence based white LED components and systems – phosphor formulation, excitation source selection, scatter and stray light.

The enhanced intuitive and flexible interface accomplishes this by allowing practical user inputs of phosphors or quantum dots from physically measured data and the ability to manage iterations and work with multiple excitation source and emission wavelengths simultaneously.

“More than ten years and 1000s of user-requested enhancements since the first release of TracePro, we have remained steadfast in maintaining TracePro’s elegantly simple and intuitive interface without sacrificing the accuracy of its simulations,” said Ed Freniere, President and Founder of Lambda Research Corporation. “The new optical source modeling interface in TracePro 5.0 is a seamless integration to TracePro’s time tested interface. We are excited to provide our customers further time-savings and flexibility in their designs.”

TracePro is a comprehensive, versatile software tool for modeling the propagation of light in imaging and non-imaging optomechanical systems. Models are created by importing from a lens design program or a CAD program or by directly creating the solid geometry in TracePro. Source rays propagate through the model with portions of the flux of each ray allocated for absorption, specular reflection and transmission, fluorescence, polarization and scattering.

About Lambda Research Corporation
Lambda Research Corporation is a worldwide market leading supplier of optical design software and services to engineers and scientists. Its software tools, TracePro and OSLO®, accelerate product innovation and research discovery in Lighting, Display, Life Sciences, Industrial Manufacturing and Metrology, Aerospace, Defense and Security, Information Technology, and Energy. It sets itself apart as a cost effective, single source for optical, optomechanical and illumination design software solutions. Its products include - TracePro, highly differentiated by its ease-of-use and accuracy and OLSO, renowned for its power and flexibility in optical design.

Contact
Edward Freniere, President Lambda Research Corporation (978) 486-0766 x15

E-mail:ed@lambdares.com

Web Site:www.lambdares.com

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