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We demonstrate a software-defined real-time optical multiformat transmitter. Here, eight different modulation formats are shown. Data rate and modulation formats are defined through software accessible look-up tables enabling format switching in the nanosecond regime without changing the transmitter hardware. No data are lost during the switching process. SP-64 quadrature amplitude modulation at 28 Gbd has been generated and tested. This allows us to generate a 336-Gb/s real-time pseudorandom bit sequence in a dual polarization setup.