PathWave Advanced Design System (ADS) 2024 Update 2.0 (x64)

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Keysight Technologies, Inc.has releasedupdate 2.0 for PathWave Advanced Design System (ADS) 2024. This update includes new capabilities for RF/MW, High Speed Digital, Power and Quantum Electronics applications, with powerful enhancements to 3DEM, layout verification, electro-thermal simulation, circuit simulation models, data & design management, and high-performance-computing (HPC).
Owner:Keysight Technologies Inc.
Product Name:PathWave Advanced Design System (ADS)
Version:2024 Update 2.0
Supported Architectures:x64
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Languages Supported:english
System Requirements:Windows *
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Advanced Design System 2024 Update 2.0 Release Notes

Circuit Simulation
– Added support for new TMI features.
– HICUM/L0 version 2.1.0 has been added to ADS.
– Angelov GaN model has been updated to version 3.1.
– Added a new built-in function wsp_zo_renorm_s() to recompute the S-parameters given the input and output impedances.
– Support for Dynamic ETH Circuit Envelope (CE) and transient simulations have been implemented for design cloud. The simulation result is sent back to the client and is saved in the ETH directory, which can be viewed from the Window > Open Thermal Viewer menu.
Data Display
– Improved Description step-size autoscaling and changed calculation to be a manual process within Description Options.
– Improved performance for the ads-dataset and PathWave Data Tools Python libraries for ADS dataset reading and writing.
– (Beta Release) Several new capabilities have been added to DDS Python APIs:
. Added Python ‘app’ module to support APIs to be used with Data-Display Window.
. DDS Python console can be invoked from the Python > Console… menu. The console can be used to run Python statements.
. Support for PySide2 APIs to enable adding user menus, dialogs, and widgets.
. Added new APIs for traces, equations, and markers to query object data.
. Sample Python scripts are available in the ADS installation’s sub-folder, dds/python/examples, to show how to create and open Data Display files. The experimental API documentation is also available at dds/python/docs/html/index.html.
Note: that the dds module cannot be imported in the same script or Python process as the Design Editing module.
The Data Display Python APIs are subject to change until this feature reaches the production release. The documentation for this feature can be viewed from the Python > API Documentation > Data Display menu.

– Several new capabilities have been added to PathWave Data Tools:
. Added support for reading Touchstone version 2.0 files (this is in addition to the already-supported version 1.0 files).
. Added support for reading .ffio files, Keysight’s far-field data file format.
. Added a new ‘data’ parameter in all file-reading functions to allow for file reading that is usually much faster and allows for quick examination of metadata.
. Added a new Var class to store variable data and metadata in Blocks.
. Added several new Block and Group methods.
Note: For API documentation, refer PathWave Data Tools.
Design & Tech Management
– A new font, Roboto, has been added to the product. Roboto will become the default font, replacing the deprecated Arial For CAE, in the upcoming releases.
– AEL function, de_unarchive_file(), has been added for unarchiving workspaces, libraries and files.
– Obsolescence announcement: The menus and associated utilities for converting legacy prj/dsn to OpenAccess workspace have been removed.
– (Beta Feature) The Python console, available and accessible from a top-level ‘Python’ menu, can be used to control workflow, modify workspaces, automate tasks, and customize the user interface via Python APIs.
. The Python console can be activated by launching ADS with an additional command line argument: ads -python and then navigating to the Python > Python Console… menu. In this beta release, users can use the console for general Python programming and for accessing ADS platform-related APIs for controlling workflow and modifying workspaces.
Note: The ADS platform’s Python APIs are subject to change until this feature reaches the production release. The documentation for this feature can be viewed from the Python > Python API Documentation menu.
. Python virtual environments are supported and can be used to orchestrate additional Python modules into the ADS environment. To view the documentation, navigate to the Python > Python API Documentation menu, and select the topic How-To > How to Set Up a Python Virtual Environment.
. The instructions on using pytest to test your Python scripts can be found in the Python > Python API Documentation menu, and select the How-To > How to Use Pytest topic.
. A sample workspace with the new Python scripts is available in the ADS installation’s sub-folder, de/python/examples/data/TestHandles_wrk, to showcase how to add/manipulate drag handles to a component.
. Added support to the Customize Pcell Dialog for pcell evaluators and artwork macros implemented in Python. For more details, refer Customize Pcell Dialog.
. Python-enabled libraries are specified by the PYTHON_ENABLED=TRUE variable, replacing PYTHON_BOOT_FUNC and PYTHON_UNBOOT_FUNC. Python-enabled libraries may now optionally define the well-known methods setup_library(Library) and shutdown_library(Library) in the module’s __ init file. Additionally, the well-known methods setup_cell(Celll) and setup_view(View) may be optionally defined in the Cell and/or View module’s __ init to perform any optional initialization.
. The Python APIs for accessing the Keysight ANN module are included. It requires a Harmonic Balance license to run.
. A new python module subst is available for reading, writing and modifying substrates.
. Added support for Python ADS Addons.
. Added support for calling Python APIs from an AEL.
. Added support for CDF Parameters related APIs.
– (Beta Feature) The Python Automation module is available. The same Python APIs for accessing ADS platform database are available. It requires a schematic and a layout license to run.
Design Cloud
– The documentation for AEL API to set simulation settings for design cloud is now available.
Design Editing and Layout
– The Move annotation command has been improved to handle instance-based pins without showing double ghost images.
– The PCB stacked Via, which is made up of a collection of via rules, can now be edited as a single object.
– A padstack specification change in PCB Via definition is automatically reflected in PCB Via instances.
– The PCB stacked via references can be updated using the ADS main window File > Update References… dialog box. For more details, refer Update References.
– The Ground Planes editing options can now be fully accessed from the Properties window. Additional ground plane properties are now editable: rounded clearance, remove islands, thermal relief, degassing; degas toggle and degas edit dialog are also accessible from the Properties window. Multiple ground planes can be selected and edited via the Properties window.
– A new display option, Display PCB Via Layer Span, is available in the Display tab of the Layout > Options > Preferences dialog box for enabling visualizing the layer span for all PCB via instances in layout. For more details, refer Display Options.
– The selection filter in the Layout > Options > Preferences > Select tab has been augmented with new options, "OA Vias" and "PCB Vias", to differentiate the selection between OpenAccess vias and PCB vias. Note that PCB vias will not be highlighted as Components.
– Design Differences has been enhanced to allow a user to compare and update net names between layout and schematic if the Keep Net Names From Schematic/Layout option is enabled. If this setting is enabled, the schematics generated from a layout will be placed with the same nets as their layout counterparts. This option can be accessed through the Design Differences window by clicking on the blue gear icon.
– Updated layout’s Assign Nets to Layout… command, available via Tools > Assign Nets to Layout menu in the Layout window, to only assign nets to shapes whose layers have a layer binding or have the process role "Conductor" or "Conductor Via".
– Path/Trace objects can now retain custom properties when edited.
– Exiting ADS will no longer prompt for confirmation unless there are modified files open or active simulations running.
AEL Interfaces
– AEL function, db_oversize_ex(), added for oversizing selected objects.
– AEL function, de_set_instance_mirror_ex(), added for setting the mirror preference for instance to be placed in the design.
– New AEL functions have been added for querying attributes of a given stacked PCB via instance:
. db_is_stacked_pcb_via() – to identify if an instance is a stacked PCB via.
. db_get_stacked_via_name() – to get the stacked via rule name for a given stacked PCB via instance.
. db_get_stacked_via_top_layer() – to get the top layer for a given stacked PCB via instance.
. db_get_stacked_via_bottom_layer() – to get the bottom layer for a given stacked PCB via instance.
– AEL function, db_stack_via_rule_exists(), added for checking if a given stacked via rule exists.
– AEL function, db_create_fig_group_from_selected(), added for creating a group from the selected object(s) in the design.
– AEL function, dxf_import_design(), now supports arbitrary view names for ADS top-level designs.
– AEL functions, db_activate_instance(), db_deactivate_instance() and db_deactivate_and_short_instance(), added for activating/deactivating instances.
– Added new AEL functions:
. db_edit_path_trace() edits attributes of paths or traces.
. db_boolean_logical() performs boolean operations on shapes between two layers.
Design Import/Export
– ABL import is enhanced to allow the BOM attribute and the instance prefix value to be specified for item definition creation.
– A deprecation warning message is added to the ABL import log when the ABL import AEL API is invoked with the deprecated argument of option file path name in its call.
– Recognition of the coordinate format, FILE_FORMAT, is improved in Gerber Import to support the Altium Designer format attribute.
– DXF/DWG export now supports a new hole format option, "Holes as slices", that preserves arcs in the output DXF/DWG file. For more details, refer Export DXF/DWG Options.
– DXF Import: hatches can be optionally converted to polygons with holes. For more details, refer DXF/DWG Translator.
– The Gerber import log no longer includes a warning message related to the Mirror Image (MI) command when mirror imaging is disabled (MIA0B0).
EM Simulation
– The FEM mesher is more robust in dealing with short edges.
– The ICT import in the LTD substrate editor now supports thickness bias in addition to the already supported width and resistivity bias.
– Area pins with holes are now supported.
– When you rerun an analysis, either a single simulation or a parameter sweep, and the simulation inputs have not changed, the system does not rerun the simulation but reuses the previous results.
– Fine tuned the capability to create an analysis from an EM Setup view. Where applicable, analysis settings are initialized based on the EM Setup view findings. In addition, a method is added to the Python API that performs the same action.
– New Product: PCIe PHY Designer streamlines design and simulation workflow for PCIe applications.
. Supports PCIe Gen5 and Gen6 (PAM4).
. Supports Seasim Interface.
. Supports Root Complex (RC), End Point (EP), and Repeater.
. Supports PCIe Compliance Tests.
– USB4V2 Compliance solution has been developed to support compliance tests for USB4.0.
– Chiplet PHY Designer – Support Design Exploration with HTML report.
– AMI Modeler – AMI sub-model is now supported.
– FoM (Figure of Merit) Compliance in the S-Parameter Toolkit has been implemented.
EM – PIPro
– ODB++ import now supports negative layers.
– The Component Model Library Tool table view now has an auto-complete cell name for the Murata library.
– Component Model Library Tool supports vendor PDK databases such as Murata, Samsung, TDK, Vishay, etc.
– Component Model Library Tool now has an import button to allow the user to specify a specific SQLite database for the model map.
– PIPro AC Analysis frequency plan can now be resorted in order of frequency.
– PIPro AC frequency plans can now be imported/exported in an xml format for ease of reuse.
– Field evaluation python API for PPR.
– The Component Model Library Tool can be used to create a murata_defaults cell that allows Murata library models or other vendor libraries to be included as LibCell models in SIPro/PIPro simulations.
– ODB++ import now supports negative layers
EM – SIPro
– ADS no longer ships OpenAccess 5 & 6 libraries for Express PCell compatibility with third-party applications. For more details, see the documentation (search for Express PCell Interoperability Overview).
EM – SIPro/PIPro – Import & Export
– IPC-2581 import now supports negative layers.
Power Electronics
SMPS Performance Testbench
– Added Switching Losses test type to compute Switching Power Losses and Energy Losses.
PE Simulation Improvement
– Beta release of shooting analysis for computing time domain steady state solutions.
– In FEM, the Far Field is now computed during the frequency sweep instead of post-processing. Additionally, the Far Field can now be computed without the need to store the Near Field.
PE Library
– Minor bugfix on the resistance (Rser1) nodes in the package parasitics of the 4 pins SiC model. Packaging schematic image is updated in the ADS help section.
Netlist Import
– Added a new component called Switch_L to support one of the types of SPICE switches in ADS.
Electrical Rule Check
– ERC Device Temperature: Highlighting of component area pins is improved for designs where component instance names do not match in schematic and layout. For more details, refer Running ERC Device Temperature on Unsynchronized Designs.
Layout Versus Schematic
– LVS performance is improved for conductive shapes with metal slotting (polygons with many small holes).
– LVS dialog configures the column width to show the full text.
– LVS dialog selects the IC library rule location after pushing into an IC from a multi-technology design.
– ADS Python Pcells are now supported in RFPro and QuantumPro.
Quantum Layout
– The quantum artwork library is expanded with the following:
. Distributed loaded coplanar waveguide components that can be utilized in the development of traveling wave quantum structures such as the Josephson Traveling Wave Parametric Amplifiers (JTWPAs). This includes:
. Added an option for surrounding protection vias to Q_Via.
. Various coplanar waveguide junctions and components. This includes:
. Q_Loop to enable loop excitation of qubits.
. Josephson Junction models to enhance representing them in fabrication files:
. Visual parameter editing to:
. Replacement of the Q_InductorAbstract with a standard or custom JJ artwork in the exported GDSII fabrication files.
. Options for extending airbridge vias beyond the airbridge size (parameter BridgeViaExtend) where appropriate in the quantum artwork.
. Options for rounded corners of Q_TransmonPocket6.
. Q_Spacer to allow weak coupling to qubits.

Data Display
– Fixed an issue of loading older .dds files with invalid color indexes.
– Changed ads-dataset dataframe to support both Index and MultiIndex to better support writing dataframes with one independent variable to a dataset.
Design & Tech Management
– Fixed de_library_exists_at_path() to properly query if a directory path is a library.
Design Cloud
– In Design Cloud Lite mode under Local Queue option, canceling a simulation will now cancel the job cleanly rather than showing error.
– Fixed an issue where scalar measurement equation values may be concatenated into a list.
– Fixed circuit simulation results installation when simulation directory is a symlink across different NFS mount.
– Fixed an issue with ETH results installation when the source and destination directories are owned by different users.
– Fixed a dataset merge issue occurring when ETH simulation is run with parallel jobs = 2.
EM – SIPro/PIPro/RFPro
– Simulations in RFPro reported "Queued" state cannot be killed.
– Fixed an issue where an external file is contained within the shared root but the user still adds the file path in the upload file section in design cloud simulation settings.
– Fixed an issue for the installation of the bit pattern file generated by the WCBP generator.
Design Editing and Layout
– Fixed a bug where plane degassing did not properly avoid all the vias, particularly in the case where vias were placed via array instance.
– (Beta Release of Python APIs) Fixed a bug where computed parameters did not always take effect on an instance when modifying them in a Python-implemented parameter modified callback, such as the Area parameter when dragging a vertex of a polygon component in the drag handles example provided with ADS.
EM Simulation
EM Integration
– To open EMPro from an EMPro 3D component in ADS, the "Folder.png" preview file in the cell directory is no longer mandatory.
– Fixed a bug in the EM Setup-FEM simulation flow that prohibited to compute new frequencies when reusing previous simulation results.
– Fixed a bug in the ITF import in the LTD substrate editor to properly deal with mask coloring.
– Fixed a bug in the LTD substrate editor to properly update the metal bias tables when changing the unit.
– Fixed a bug to correctly set the number of threads for the child jobs during a parallel frequency sweep.
– Fixed a bug that prohibited Momentum to run more than 64 threads.
– The mesh domain optimization (MDO) did not properly prune the meshes in the case of IC substrates and substrates with covers.
. Thick semiconductor layer(s) dominated the MDO distance computation. They are excluded now.
. By default, the net type of the cover layer shape is undefined and that shape was taken into account when constructing the MDO convex hull. The result was that MDO was not pruning anything. Cover layers are now skipped when constructing the convex hull.
. This applies to both Momentum and FEM.
– Improved error reporting to help understand why RFPro cannot open a design.
– Fixed a bug in the port creation for FEM Generation 2 in case port pins touch or overlap.
EM – SIPro
– Differential lines now can have coaxial ports under the condition that the ports of the positive and negative line do not overlap.
– Automatic port creation does not create virtual pin on nearest ground.
EM – PIPro
– ODB++ import now defaults to lower case and detailed (previously called legacy) cell names.
– Minor bug fixes for improved ODB++ import of paths and traces.
– Taiyo Yuden PDK for capacitors.
– PIPro DC via resistance now adjusts for meshed cross section vs. physical cross-section area.
EM – SIPro/PIPro
– SIPro/PIPro can now sweep on ADS Open Access layout parameters.
EM – SIPro/PIPro – Import & Export
– IPC-2851 importer fixes crash problems and adds improved warning descriptions.
Electrical Rule Check
– ERC Current Density: Fixed an issue with identifying trace width for traces that connect to components with overlapping area pins on different layers (such as bond pad components). For more details, refer Getting Started with ERC Current Density.
Layout Versus Schematic
– Fixed an issue with specifying the LVS design name for instances with custom component artwork in layout.
Netlist Export
– Fixed an issue with pin by name for PDKs with item definitions.
Keysight’s PathWave, an open, scalable, and predictive software platform, offers fast and efficient data processing, sharing and analysis at every stage in the product development workflow. Combining design software, instrument control and application-specific test software, it enables engineers to address increasing design, test, and measurement complexity and develop optimal electronic products.
PathWave Advanced Design System (ADS)is the world’s leading electronic design automation software for RF, microwave, and high-speed digital applications. ADS pioneers the most innovative and powerful integrated circuit-3DEM-thermal simulation technologies used by leading companies in the wireless, high-speed networking, defense-aerospace, automotive and alternative energy industries. For 5G, IoT, multi-gigabit data link, radar, satellite and high-speed switched mode power supply designs, ADS provides an integrated simulation and verification environment to design high-performance hardware compliant with the latest wireless, high speed digital and military standards.
PathWave Advanced Design System (ADS) 2024 Update 2.0includes new capabilities for RF/MW, High Speed Digital, Power and Quantum Electronics applications, with powerful enhancements to 3DEM, layout verification, electro-thermal simulation, circuit simulation models, data & design management, and high-performance-computing (HPC).
Introducing QuantumPro in PathWave ADS 2024
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