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Advanced Design System – ADS Software

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Release Date Version Version Description
2018-07-26 2017 Update 1.0 ADS 2017 Update 1.0 includes enhancements and new capabilities for Signal Integrity and Power Integrity workflows, Power Electronics workflows, and the simulator now boasts the latest 5G elements.

IMPORTANT: See Important Information about ADS Update Releases.

Note: The minimum license version required to run this software is 2018.04. If you are a supported customer and your date-based license version is less than 2018.04, please contact the Keysight EDA Business Support Center for an updated license file. If you are supported and have a numeric license version (i.e. 3.2), login to the Keysight Software Manager to obtain your updated licenses before installation. For other licensing tasks, see "How to Obtain a License".

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2018-02-28 2017 Update 0.2 ADS 2017 Update 0.2 is not an Add-on, but a full installer. Installing ADS 2017 Update 0.2 will uninstall any previously installed ADS 2017. For list of issues fixed, refer to the ADS 2017 Update 0.2 Release Notes.

Note: The minimum license version required to run this software is 2017.01. If you are a supported customer, login to the Keysight Software Manager to obtain your updated licenses before installation. For other licensing tasks, see "How to Obtain a License".

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2016-01-28 2016.01 SIPro/PIPro, Electro-Thermal Windows, HB&CE speed&convergence, .brd import, 5G Library, Momentum: iPDK, iRCX import, Parameterized substrates, Silicon dummy fill simulation: PAM4, DDR4 Receiver Equalization, Mix/Match IBIS-AMI w/IBIS/SPICE.

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  • ADS 2016 Update 1 is a significant technology update for both SIPro & PIPro (new features released in ADS 2016). Users of SIPro & PIPro are encouraged to download and install both ADS 2016.01 and ADS 2016 Update 1. More details are available on the ADS 2016 Update 1 software download page.
  • The minimum license version required to run this software is 3.2. If you are a supported customer, login to the Keysight Software Manager to obtain your updated licenses before installation. For other licensing tasks, see "How to Obtain a License".
  • Windows 10 support for ADS 2016.01 requires the Keysight EEsof EDA 2017.01 License Server Software.

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2014-12-11 2015.01 New DDR Bus Simulator, New GoldenGate-in-ADS, New RFIC Cockpit, Silicon RFIC Interoperability w/Virtuoso Enhancements, FEM 2-16x Faster, Layout & Layout Verification Improvements, numerous other usability, performance and productivity improvements

Note: New licenses (v3.2) are required for this release. If you are a supported customer, login to the Keysight Software Manager to obtain your updated licenses before installation. For other licensing tasks, see "How to Obtain a License".

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2014-03-20 ADS 2014.01 Includes wireless VTBs, physical & module LVS, silicon RFIC interoperability w/Virtuoso; auto EM/circuit co-simulation setup & design partitioning; ADS Board Link, Controlled Impedance Line Designer; support for Keysight DynaFET Model & more

Note: New licenses (v3.1) are required for this release. If you are a supported customer, login to the Keysight Software Manager to obtain your updated licenses before installation. For other licensing tasks, see "How to Obtain a License".

New! DDR4 Compliance Test Bench Add-on

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2013-06-17 2013.06 ADS 2013 adds high-speed digital design capabilities including the ability to model retimers in Channel Simulator, support for power integrity modeling in IBIS models, support for the Touchstone® 2 file format, and a new Touchstone Combiner tool.

Note: ADS 2013.06 does not require new licenses. New licenses are required if you are using ADS 2011.10 or earlier version. If you need to upgrade your license, see "How to Obtain a License".

2012-11-29 2012.08 ADS 2012 provides ElectroThermal simulation, Multi-Chip Module FEM simulation w/ DC/low frequency solution, PA & Load Pull DesignGuide enhancements, improved integration with EMPro, numerous UI improvements, and support for Cliosoft version control.

NEW LICENSES REQUIRED

New licenses are required for this release. If you are a supported customer, login to the Keysight Software Manager to obtain your updated licenses before installation. For other licensing tasks, see "How to Obtain a License". If you upgrade your license to 3.0 version and use ADS 2009 or 2009 Update 1 you need to install the Keysight EEsof Licensing Tools. This will allow your licensing to function properly, and address certain lingering license issues.

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