OMNeT++ is an extensible, modular, component-based C++ simulation library and framework, primarily for building network simulators.
New Releases: INET-20100723, R package 0.2
We are happy to announce a new release of the INET Framework with many improvements to TCP and other components (What's New), and a new version of the package for processing OMNeT++ result files with GNU R. Downloads: INET-20100723, "omnetpp" R package.
PhoenixSim: A Simulator for Photonic Interconnection Networks
PhoenixSim is an OMNeT++-based simulation environment being developed by the
Lightwave Research Laboratory at Columbia University in the City of New York for designing and analyzing the
performance of photonic interconnection networks. PhoenixSim enables
detailed studies of electronic networks, photonic networks, and hybrid
networks (ones that leverage a combination of both technology domains).
The simulator is highly extensible and is currently being used within
the Lightwave Research Laboratory on projects for the design of on- and off-chip photonic communications for multi-processor systems, and the design of nanophotonic optical broadband switches (NOBS).
Currently, the simulator supports the ability to model and
characterize many important properties of photonic interconnection
networks including propagation delay, insertion loss, extinction ratio,
spectral resonant profiles, area occupation, and energy dissipation.
Moreover, future extensions will support the modeling of thermal
variations, optical nonlinearities, as well as three-dimensional
integration. In the realm of electronics, the simulator includes a
router model that can be used to model advanced electronic networks and
The MiXiM team is happy to announce the release of MiXiM 1.2 that uses OMNeT++ 4.1. MiXiM is an OMNeT++ modeling framework created for mobile and fixed
wireless networks (wireless sensor networks, body area networks, ad-hoc
networks, vehicular networks, etc.). It offers detailed models of radio wave
propagation, interference estimation, radio transceiver power consumption
and wireless MAC protocols.
The new release contains the IEEE 802.15.4 models developed by Jérôme
Rousselot; IDE wizards to create basic MiXiM networks and your own analogue models; extensive documentation update and additions; and many bug fixes and enhancements. An overview of the most
important changes is given after the Read more link. Developers should pay special attention
to some API changes outlined below! For a complete list of changes, please
consult the git log messages. The new MiXiM release can be downloaded from the project's site at SourceForge:
"Modeling and Tools for Network Simulation" (Klaus Wehrle, Mesut Günes, James Gross [Editors], Springer, 2010) is a book that focuses on tools, modeling principles and state-of-the art models for discrete-event based network simulations. The focus of the "tools" part is on two distinct simulations engines: OMNeT++ and ns-3, where the OMNeT++ chapter presents a high-level overview and rationale of the concepts, techniques and tools present in that simulation environment. The book also deals with issues like parallelization, software integration and hardware simulations. In the "modeling" part of the book, the wireless section covers all essential modeling principles for dealing with physical layer, link layer and wireless channel behavior, and presents detailed models for IEEE 802.11, IEEE 802.16 and other systems. Further chapters cover classical modeling approaches for higher layers (network layer, transport layer and application layer) and modeling approaches for peer-to-peer networks and topologies of networks.
See the book's page at RWTH Aachen or at Springer (with table of contents), or buy it from Amazon. (Note that the book's length is misprinted on those sites -- it's actually 500+ pages not 256.)
We have uploaded a few tutorial videos to YouTube to help you make better use of OMNeT++. The first ones show how you can use event log recording and the Sequence Chart tool to explore message exchanges in various protocols, from 802.11 to TCP and more. This can be quite useful when studying, debugging or verifying simulation models.