How to Download and Install Agilent ADS on Windows
Agilent ADS (Advanced Design System) is a powerful software for electronic design automation (EDA), which enables engineers to design and simulate RF, microwave, high-speed digital, and power electronics circuits and systems. Agilent ADS is widely used in the fields of wireless communication, aerospace, defense, radar, and quantum computing. In this article, we will show you how to download and install Agilent ADS on Windows operating system.
Step 1: Obtain Agilent ADS License File
Before you can download and install Agilent ADS, you need to obtain a license file from Agilent Technologies. You can either apply for an evaluation license or a purchased license, depending on your needs. To request a license file, follow these steps:
Go to the [Agilent EEsof EDA License Request Form].
Select "New Release License Request" from the menu.
Fill out the form and select ADS as the product.
Submit the form and wait for the approval email.
Save the license file (with .lic extension) on your computer at C:\Program Files\Keysight\EEsof_License_Tools\bin\licenses.
Note: The license file is specific to your computer and cannot be used on other machines. If you need to transfer your license to another computer, you need to request a new license file.
Step 2: Download Agilent ADS Installer
After you have obtained the license file, you can download the Agilent ADS installer from the [Keysight EEsof EDA website]. You need to choose the appropriate installer for your Windows platform (64-bit or 32-bit). The installer file is an executable file with .exe extension. The file size is about 1.66 GB, so it may take some time to download depending on your internet speed.
Step 3: Install Agilent ADS
To install Agilent ADS, you need to have system administrator privileges on your computer. Follow these steps to install Agilent ADS:
Run the downloaded installer file (This may take a while).
Follow the guided tour to complete the installation process.
At the end of installation, the License Setup Wizard will start automatically to help you set up your license.
Select "Add or replace a license file" option and browse to the location where you saved your license file.
Click "Finish" to complete the license setup process.
Congratulations! You have successfully installed Agilent ADS on your Windows computer. You can now start using Agilent ADS for your electronic design projects. For more information on how to use Agilent ADS, you can refer to the [product documentation] or watch some [ADS videos on YouTube].