PathWave Advanced Design System (ADS)

Market-leading circuit design and simulation software

Accelerate Your Design and Simulation Workflow

PathWave ADS offers integrated design guidance via templates to help you get started faster. Extensive component libraries make it easy to find the part you want. Automatic sync with layout allows you to visualize the physical layout while making schematic designs.

  • Achieve design success with a complete desktop flow
  • Easily integrate with PathWave electromagnetic simulators
  • Share and manage workspaces across teams
  • Model nonlinear designs with X-parameters*
  • Incorporate leading foundry and industry designs
  • Increase yield with optimization cockpit and data display

*X-parameters is a trademark and registered trademark of Keysight Technologies in the US, EU, JP, and elsewhere. The X-parameters format and underlying equations are open and documented. For more information, visit
www.keysight.com/find/eesof-x-parameters-info.

Gain Design Confidence

Data helps teams visualize whether their designs meet specifications. The data display and analytics capabilities in PathWave ADS produce graphs, charts, and diagrams to give you design confidence. Quickly accelerate your design with wizards, design guides, and templates. The complete design flow includes schematic, layout, circuit, electro-thermal, and electromagnetic simulations.

Overcome High-Speed Digital Design Challenges

Signal and power integrity are becoming more important as frequency and speed increase in printed circuit boards (PCBs). Losses associated with transmission line effects can cause failures in electronic devices. Modeling traces, vias, and interconnects are necessary to simulate the board accurately. Improve high-speed link performance in PCB designs with integrated circuit design and electromagnetic simulators customized for power and signal integrity analysis.

Increase Reliability in Power Converter Designs

Power supplies, solar inverters, and electric vehicles are driving the need for more efficiency in power device designs. The technology that enables an increase in efficiency is wide-bandgap materials such as Silicon Carbide and Gallium Nitride. Model modern materials and switch-mode power supplies to optimize power device designs for maximum efficiency.

Find the Product that's Right for You

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Base Bundles

Model Number Bundle Name Description
W3600B
PathWave ADS Core + EM Design Core
  • High-frequency design, simulation and synthesis package
  • Tuning, optimization, and statistical design support for RF, microwave, MMIC, or RFIC design flows at the enterprise level
  • Interoperability with Verilog A & EMPro Core
W3601B PathWave ADS Core + EM Design + Layout
  • Comprehensive physical design environment specifically designed for high-frequency circuit development
  • Artwork import/export for ODB++, DXF, Gerber/drill, IGES and GDS-II formats
  • Advanced Layout (DRC, LVS, 3rd party DRC/LVS support, and RFIC utilities)

RF & Microwave Bundles

Model Number Bundle Name Description
W3602B PathWave ADS Core + EM Design + Layout + HB
  • Frequency domain non-linear designs
W3603B PathWave ADS Core + EM Design + Layout + RF Ckt Sim
  • Frequency and time domain non-linear designs with digitally modulated signals
W3604B PathWave ADS Core + EM Design + Layout + RFPro
  • Frequency domain linear designs with RFPro EM simulation
W3605B PathWave ADS Core + EM Design + Layout + Momentum + HB
  • Frequency domain non-linear designs with Momentum EM simulation
W3606B PathWave ADS Core + EM Design + Layout + RFPro + RF Ckt Sim
  • Frequency and time domain non-linear designs with digitally modulated signals and RFPro EM simulation
W3607B PathWave ADS Core + EM Design + Layout + RFPro + RF Ckt Sim + Sys-Ckt Verification
  • Frequency and time domain non-linear designs with digitally modulated signals
  • RFPro EM simulation and system-level simulation
W3608B PathWave ADS Core + EM Design + Layout + RFPro + RF Ckt Sim + Sys-Ckt Verification + Complete VTBs
  • Frequency and time domain non-linear designs with digitally modulated signals
  • RFPro EM simulation and system-level simulation
  • Verification test bench libraries
W3609B PathWave ADS Core + EM Design + RFIC Design Quad (GoldenGate) + Layout + RFPro + RF Ckt Sim + Sys-Ckt Verif + VTBs
  • Frequency and time domain non-linear designs with digitally modulated signals
  • RFPro EM simulation and system-level simulation
  • Verification test bench libraries
  • Includes the RFIC Design Quad simulator

High-Speed Digital (HSD) Bundles

Model Number Bundle Name Description
W3621B PathWave ADS Core + EM Design + HSD Ckt Sim
  • SerDes simulation
W3622B PathWave ADS Core + EM Design + HSD Ckt Sim + Memory Designer
  • SerDes and memory simulation
W3623B PathWave ADS Core + EM Design + Layout + HSD Ckt Sim + PIPro
  • Power Integrity focus
W3624B PathWave ADS Core + EM Design + Layout + HSD Ckt Sim + SIPro
  • Post-layout EM verification for SerDes
W3625B PathWave ADS Core + EM Design + Layout + HSD Ckt Sim + SIPro + PIPro
  • Post-layout EM verification for SerDes and Power Integrity
W3626B PathWave ADS Core + EM Design + Layout + HSD Ckt Sim + Memory + SIPro + PIPro
  • Post-layout EM verification for SerDes, memory and Power Integrity
W3627B PathWave ADS Core + EM Design + Layout + HSD Ckt Sim + SIPro + PIPro + FEM
  • Highest accuracy EM simulation

Power Electronics Bundle

Model Number Bundle Name Description
W3631B
PathWave ADS Core + EM Design + Layout + PEPro + PE Ckt Sim
  • Built for power converter designs; power generation and transmission
  • Applications: Aerospace and defense, automotive, data center, consumer electronics, and IoT

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