ADS 2012.08 Quick Install-Windows
ADS can be installed on a Windows machine after downloading the installation file from the Keysight EEsof EDA website, as illustrated.
Obtain ADS License File
ADS requires a license to run. You can either apply for an Evaluation or a Purchased license. Once the license request is approved, a license file (with
.lic extension) is sent as an email attachment. Save this file on your computer at
For details on the Supported Platforms, refer to the ADS Supported Platforms section.
The following are Keysight recommended configurations:
4 GB RAM or higher
Hard Disk Space
10 GB free disk space or greater
1.66 GHz, 64-bit, x86 quad-core processors or higher
1024 x 768
Model Development dependency for model development or 64-bit Verilog A Simulations
Visual Studio 2010 Professional version or higher
Download ADS Installer
Click http://www.keysight.com/find/eesof-ads-latest-downloads to download the installer. You can also use Keysight Download Manager to download.
To install ADS, you must have system administrator privileges. Run the downloaded installer (This may take a while). Follow the guided tour to complete the installation.
ADS License Setup
At the end of installation, the License Setup Wizard starts automatically after detecting that you do not have a valid license to start ADS. If you choose to skip the license setup, you can complete the process later by clicking Start > Programs > ADS <release_number> > ADS Tools > ADS <release_number> License Manager.
The License Manager has been introduced in the Product releases starting October 2012. It is one-stop shop for all licensing tools.
To setup a counted license, select the Add or replace a license file option and follow the guided tour to complete the license setup process. In case of a USB dongle, attach the dongle to the USB port and invoke the License Manager to complete the setup process.
You must have system administrator privileges to setup node-locked licenses (Only) on Windows Vista and Windows 7 machines.
To setup a floating license, select the Add or replace a network license server option and follow the guided tour to complete the license setup process. Consult your license administrator for the network path of the license server. For more details on setting up floating license on a network server, see Setting Up Floating License on Windows in Licensing (for Administrators).
To run ADS, go to the Start menu and choose Programs > ADS <release_number> > ADS <release_number>.