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Advanced Design System (ADS) Simulation Elements

 

Advanced Design System (ADS) design elements provide additional capabilities to the W2200 ADS Core environment, enabling designers to customize the configuration of ADS to suit their design needs.

ADS Element Overview

Elements are comprised of distinct design and simulation functions, grouped together into very powerful and cost effective packages. Elements provide an affordable and flexible way to expand your design and simulation capabilities by using them together with an existing ADS configuration or any ADS Bundle.

Additional Elements can be added to an existing bundle to extend the design and development capabilities.

Note: All Elements require W2200 ADS Core and other elements as required.

  • W2200BP Advanced Design System (ADS) Core W2200BP Advanced Design System (ADS) Core 

    W2200BP Advanced Design System (ADS) Core

    High-frequency design software, simulation and synthesis package providing tuning, optimization and statistical design support for RF, Microwave, MMIC, or RFIC design flows at the enterprise level.

  • W2300EP Harmonic Balance Element W2300EP Harmonic Balance Element 

    W2300EP Harmonic Balance Element

    Provides analysis of nonlinear circuits excited with multi-tone sources, and extensive, preconfigured simulation setups useful in amplifier, RF, microwave, oscillator and custom circuit designs.

  • W2305EP X-Parameter Generator W2305EP X-Parameter Generator 

    W2305EP X-Parameter Generator

    Enables MMIC, RF-SIP and RF module design houses to build accurate, pre-prototype models of nonlinear devices (e.g. power amplifiers, front-end modules and transceivers).

  • W2306EP Linear Simulator Element W2306EP Linear Simulator Element 

    W2306EP Linear Simulator Element

    The Linear Simulator Element is a frequency-domain circuit simulator that analyzes a large variety of RF and microwave circuits operating under linear conditions.

  • W2307EP Controlled Impedance Line Designer Element W2307EP Controlled Impedance Line Designer Element 

    W2307EP Controlled Impedance Line Designer Element

    • Design the stack up and line geometry of controlled impedance lines
    • Optimize the metrics that matter: Post-equalizer eye diagram parameters in a chip-to-chip link
    • Determine the constraints for the auto-router in your enterprise PCB or package tool

  • W2301EP Circuit Envelope Element W2301EP Circuit Envelope Element 

    W2301EP Circuit Envelope Element

    Provides efficient simulation technique for complex digitally modulated RF signals in addition to templates for designing linearizers, RF Systems, and PLL Systems.

  • W2302EP Transient Convolution Element W2302EP Transient Convolution Element 

    W2302EP Transient Convolution Element

    Advanced time-domain simulator that includes IBIS I/O Models, Signal Integrity verification, Broadband and High-Frequency SPICE simulation.

  • W2312EP Transient Convolution Distributed Computing 8-pack W2312EP Transient Convolution Distributed Computing 8-pack 

    W2312EP Transient Convolution Distributed Computing 8-pack

    The Advanced Design System (ADS) Transient Convolution Distributed Computing 8-pack accelerates signal integrity batch-mode parameter sweeps on workstations connected to a distributed computing cluster.

  • W2317EP DDR Bus Simulator Distributed Computing 8-Pack W2317EP DDR Bus Simulator Distributed Computing 8-Pack 

    W2317EP DDR Bus Simulator Distributed Computing 8-Pack

    • Accelerates parameter sweeps for DDR Bus Simulator simulations
    • Supports computing clusters that are running Linux with either Load Sharing Facility (LSF) or Sun Grid Engine

  • W2500EP ADS Transient Convolution GT W2500EP ADS Transient Convolution GT 

    W2500EP ADS Transient Convolution GT

    Accelerate ADS Transient Convolution on NVIDIA GPU-enabled Computers.

  • W2303EP Verilog-A Element W2303EP Verilog-A Element 

    W2303EP Verilog-A Element

    Enables the simulation of Verilog-A models in ADS and GoldenGate. This compiler-based solution results in simulation times comparable to built-in models.

  • W2304EP Verilog-AMS Element W2304EP Verilog-AMS Element 

    W2304EP Verilog-AMS Element

    Simulates end-to-end system behavior with analog and digital components.

  • W2309EP DDR Bus Simulator W2309EP DDR Bus Simulator 

    W2309EP DDR Bus Simulator

    • Rigorous DQ and DQS eye calculations to arbitrarily low BER levels without precarious extrapolation
    • Comprehensive margin measurements versus JEDEC DDR4 Rx mask at target BER
    • Mix-and-match between built-in, IBIS and circuit models of driver and receiver
    • Captures asymmetry between rise and fall edges

  • W2319EP Silicon RFIC Interoperability w/Virtuoso Element W2319EP Silicon RFIC Interoperability w/Virtuoso Element 

    W2319EP Silicon RFIC Interoperability w/Virtuoso Element

    • Enables the use of schematics initially created in Virtuoso within ADS
    • Enables the use of CDF component definitions in an “Interoperable mode” and other OpenAccess compatibility functionalities
    • Works from a baseline Virtuoso PDK with minimal ADS-specific add-ons

  • W2320EP Advanced Layout (LVS w/ Device Recognition) Element W2320EP Advanced Layout (LVS w/ Device Recognition) Element 

    W2320EP Advanced Layout (LVS w/ Device Recognition) Element

    • Enables a true LVS based on device recognition
    • Automatically removes transmission lines in the schematic
    • Browse the devices and pins in a nodal mismatch error
    • Component Based LVS on Module Designs with Nested Technology

  • W2321EP Layout Element W2321EP Layout Element 

    W2321EP Layout Element

    Comprehensive physical design environment specifically geared for high-frequency circuit development, including artwork translators for DXF, Gerber, IGES and GDS-TT formats.

  • W2322EP Gerber Union Element W2322EP Gerber Union Element 

    W2322EP Gerber Union Element

    Layout artwork translation tool designed to convert Gerber files into clean layout artwork for EM analysis by the Momentum 3D-planar EM design and verification tool

  • W2324EP High Capacity Layout Pre-processor Element W2324EP High Capacity Layout Pre-processor Element 

    W2324EP High Capacity Layout Pre-processor Element

    The W2324 High Capacity Layout Pre-processor Element for Advanced Design System.

  • W2341EP Momentum G2 Element W2341EP Momentum G2 Element 

    W2341EP Momentum G2 Element

    3D planar electromagnetic (EM) simulator used for passive circuit analysis. Also includes modules for animating current flow in conductors and slots, circuit optimization and analytical modeling.

  • W2342EP Keysight FEM Simulator Element W2342EP Keysight FEM Simulator Element 

    W2342EP Keysight FEM Simulator Element

    Integration of a full 3D FEM solution into the Advanced Design System (ADS) flow

  • W2343EP Momentum Distributed Computing Eight-Pack Element W2343EP Momentum Distributed Computing Eight-Pack Element 

    W2343EP Momentum Distributed Computing Eight-Pack Element

    Accelerates Momentum G2 simulation by over 6x via parallel computing on up to 8 nodes of a compute cluster. Useful for large simulations of complex boards or packages for signal integrity applications.

  • W2344EP 3D EM Distributed Computing Eight-Pack Element W2344EP 3D EM Distributed Computing Eight-Pack Element 

    W2344EP 3D EM Distributed Computing Eight-Pack Element

    The 3D EM Distributed Computing 8-pack accelerates EMPro simulations by running up to 8 parallel jobs on 8 nodes of a compute cluster.

  • W2349EP ADS Electro-Thermal Simulator Element W2349EP ADS Electro-Thermal Simulator Element 

    W2349EP ADS Electro-Thermal Simulator Element

    • Temperature aware circuit simulation results based on state-of-the-art thermal solver technology
    • Directly integrated with the ADS layout environment & circuit simulators; no need to transfer data to stand-alone thermal solvers
    • High capacity thermal solver technology

  • W2351EP DDR4 Compliance Test Bench W2351EP DDR4 Compliance Test Bench 

    W2351EP DDR4 Compliance Test Bench

    • Simulation-measurement correlation and workflow for DDR4 Compliance
    • Simulated Test Bench
    • Waveform Bridge script

  • W2361EP Ptolemy and VTB Engine W2361EP Ptolemy and VTB Engine 

    W2361EP Ptolemy and VTB Engine

    System-level simulation and design solution for synchronous and timed-synchronous dataflow, model analysis/optimization, HDL Cosim, and Digital, 802.xx, Antenna, Radio and Bluetooth® design models.

  • W2362EP RF Architect & Synthesis Element W2362EP RF Architect & Synthesis Element 

    W2362EP RF Architect & Synthesis Element

    • Core Linear Simulation, Schematic, Layout, Instrument Link
    • RF System simulation and budget analysis
    • Personal design productivity tool for ADS users
    • Complete circuit synthesis with custom filters, matching, mixers, equalizers, oscillators, signal control & PLL

  • W2363EP Mature Wireless Libraries Element W2363EP Mature Wireless Libraries Element 

    W2363EP Mature Wireless Libraries Element

    Provides PHY level systems/models that conform to Wireless Connectivity Standards providing “Golden Reference” models to simulate and verify algorithm and system performance early in the design phase.

  • W2364EP 2G/3G Cellular Libraries Element W2364EP 2G/3G Cellular Libraries Element 

    W2364EP 2G/3G Cellular Libraries Element

    Provides PHY level systems/models that conform to Wireless Connectivity Standards providing “Golden Reference” models to simulate and verify algorithm and system performance early in the design phase.

  • W2365EP Wireless Networking Libraries Element W2365EP Wireless Networking Libraries Element 

    W2365EP Wireless Networking Libraries Element

    Provides PHY level systems/models that conform to Wireless Connectivity Standards providing “Golden Reference” models to simulate and verify algorithm and system performance early in the design phase.

  • W2366EP Integrated Wireless Libraries Element W2366EP Integrated Wireless Libraries Element 

    W2366EP Integrated Wireless Libraries Element

    Extensive collection of PHY level systems/models that conform to Wireless Connectivity Standards providing “Golden Reference” models to simulate and verify algorithm and system performance.

  • W2367EP WiMedia Wireless Library Element W2367EP WiMedia Wireless Library Element 

    W2367EP WiMedia Wireless Library Element

    Provides preconfigured simulation setups, signal sources, and fully coded BER analysis for simulation of the circuitry used in WiMedia based products.

  • W2368EP 3GPP-LTE Wireless Library Element W2368EP 3GPP-LTE Wireless Library Element 

    W2368EP 3GPP-LTE Wireless Library Element

    Provides signal processing models and preconfigured setups that comply with 3GPP requirements for the Advanced Design System (ADS).

  • W2372EP RF Architect, Synthesis, Modulated RF Element W2372EP RF Architect, Synthesis, Modulated RF Element 

    W2372EP RF Architect, Synthesis, Modulated RF Element

    • Personal circuit synthesis & RF system design tool for ADS users
    • RF system architecture & budget analysis
    • Modulated RF simulation for systems and circuits
    • Complete circuit synthesis with custom filters, matching networks, mixers, equalizers, oscillators, signal control & PLL

  • W2381EP VTB Engine Element W2381EP VTB Engine Element 

    W2381EP VTB Engine Element

    • Enables access to high-performance dataflow simulation engine to simulate a pre-configured, standard-compliant test bench
    • Enables design optimization against system-level performance, such as EVM, ACPR, and BER
    • Shareable for use in Advanced Design System (ADS) and with GoldenGate

  • W2385EP Wireless Networking Verification Test Bench Element W2385EP Wireless Networking Verification Test Bench Element 

    W2385EP Wireless Networking Verification Test Bench Element

    • Pre-configured standard-compliant 802.11ac (WLAN) test bench
    • Enables design optimization against system-level performance, such as EVM, ACPR, and BER
    • Shareable for use in Advanced Design System (ADS) and with GoldenGate

  • W2388EP LTE 3GPP Verification Test Bench Element W2388EP LTE 3GPP Verification Test Bench Element 

    W2388EP LTE 3GPP Verification Test Bench Element

    • Pre-configured standard-compliant LTE test bench
    • Enables design optimization against system-level performance, such as EVM, ACPR, and BER
    • Shareable for use in Advanced Design System (ADS) and with GoldenGate

  • W2390EP LTE-A Verification Test Bench Element W2390EP LTE-A Verification Test Bench Element 

    W2390EP LTE-A Verification Test Bench Element

    • Pre-configured standard-compliant LTE-A test bench
    • Enables design optimization against system-level performance, such as EVM, ACPR, and BER
    • Shareable for use in Advanced Design System (ADS) and with GoldenGate

  • W2391EP ADS Data Display Element W2391EP ADS Data Display Element 

    W2391EP ADS Data Display Element

    • Graphical display of simulation results with various plot types, trace types, & annotation of plots & traces
    • Storage and retrieval of previous simulation results for viewing and comparison to ongoing design simulations
    • View and manipulate data in custom equations and expressions