ADS 2023 System Requirements
Ensure that your hardware and software configuration meets the following minimum hardware and system requirements to install and/or run ADS.
|Keysight recommends you to have more than the minimum configuration to effectively work with ADS.|
64-bit Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Enterprise 64-bit edition
1920x1080 display resolution with true color (at least 32bit color)
32 GB RAM or higher
Microsoft Internet Explorer version 5.5 or higher
512 GB free disk space or greater
For custom installation, the amount of disk space required depends on the ADS features that you want to install. As you run the ADS installation program, the disk space required for various features is also indicated.
ADS software licenses are locked to an external device (FLEXid hardware security key) attached to the PC's USB or parallel port or locked to a PC's LAN ethernet card. Licenses can also be secured to a network server using FLEXlm server software.
Printers supported by the operating system used.
High-speed internet access is required to download the ADS install file.
64-bit, multi-core CPU with AVX support
Compiler (only for model development)
C++ and C:
Only Mentor Graphics ModelSim SE Plus 6.3a is supported in 32-bit mode.
Compatible MATLAB versions are 2009a/b, 2010a/b, 2011a/b, 2012a/b, 2013a - must use same bit version as ADS (MATLAB 64-bit with ADS 64-bit). 2008b and earlier may work but are not supported.
|64-bit Operating System (see "Supported Features on 64-bit Operating Systems")||Redhat RHEL WS 7, Redhat RHEL WS 8, Novell SUSE SLES 12 (64-bit AMD Opteron and Intel EM64T processors)|
|Displays||1920x1080 display resolution with true color (at least 32bit color)|
|Processor||64-bit, multi-core CPU with AVX support|
|RAM||32 GB RAM or higher|
|Swap Space||1 GB recommended minimum, increased swap space may be required for larger designs.|
|Hard Disk Space||512 GB free disk space or greater|
|Security Device||ADS software licenses are secured to a network server using FLEXlm server software or locked to an external device (FLEXid hardware security key) locked to a LAN ethernet card.|
|Internet||High-speed internet access required to download ADS install files. You can also check the latest documentation and release updates at Keysight EEsof website.|
|Window Manager||KDE or GNOME|
|Compiler (required only for model development) (see "User Complied Models")||C++:|
gcc Version 12.1.0
|HDL simulator (required only for HDL cosimulation)||These HDL simulators are the latest versions supported on ADS:|
- Mentor Graphics ModelSim SE Plus 6.3a
- Cadence NCSim IUS6.2
|MATLAB||Compatible MATLAB versions are 2009a/b, 2010a/b, 2011a/b, 2012a/b, 2013a - must use same bit version as ADS (MATLAB 64-bit with ADS 64-bit or MATLAB 32-bit with ADS 32-bit). 2008b and earlier may work but are not supported.|
User Complied Models
For dynamic User Compiled Models (UCMs), recompilation is required only for platforms where the compiler has been upgraded. For example, if you are using models, going from ADS 2016.01 to ADS 2017, the compilers have been upgraded, so recompilation is required.
For static UCMs, recompilation is required for every upgrade.
The following table shows the required compilers for the current releases:
|2023||C++: gcc Version 12.1.0||Visual Studio 2022|
|2022||C++: gcc Version 10.2.0||Visual Studio 2019|
|2021 Update 2||C++: gcc Version 8.2.0||Visual Studio 2019|
|2021 Update 1||C++: gcc Version 8.2.0||Visual Studio 2019|
|2021||C++: gcc Version 8.2.0||Visual Studio 2019|
|2020||C++: gcc Version 8.2.0||Visual Studio 2017|
|2019 Update 1||C++: gcc Version 5.3||Visual Studio 2015 SP 2|
|2019||C++: gcc Version 5.3||Visual Studio 2015 SP 2|
|2017 Update 1||C++: gcc Version 5.3||Visual Studio 2015 SP 2|
C++: gcc Version 5.3
|Visual Studio 2015 SP 2|