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GoldenGate RFIC Simulator Release Notes

 

GoldenGate 2017 Update 0.2 Release Notes

Released in October 2018

  • To download GoldenGate, visit the GoldenGate Software Downloads page.
  • To install GoldenGate 2017, please refer to the GoldenGate Installation documentation.
  • To use Data Display, Momentum, Ptolemy sources and sinks, or ADE extensions with the GoldenGate RFIC Simulator, use compatible ADS.
  • For information about other EEsof products, refer to the Keysight EEsof EDA Design & Simulation Software page.
  • Compatibility table for GoldenGate in ADS:

    GoldenGate VersionADS Version
    2017 Update 0.22017 Update 1
    2017 Update 0.12017

Support discontinued for

  • Cadence ADE version IC 6.1.4
  • Cadence ADE version IC 5.1.41
  • GoldenGate Tools Installer
  • Cadence ADE states saved for GoldenGate 4.7 and earlier.
  • SiMKit versions 3.6 through 3.8

Additional Support For

  • SiMKit 5.0
  • Models  (in addition to those supported in last major release). For a complete list of supported models, see  Models Supported in GoldenGate.
    • BSIM-BULK 106.2.0

    • BSIM SOI version 4.6.1

    • UTSOI 2.30

  • Display header giving app name and version for simkitList.

  • Enhanced usability of Sweep Task dialog window.

  • Added ACSTAB probe selection for pre-defined virtual probes in the hierarchy.

  • Enhanced the usability of using DSF files in Simulation Files Setup.

  • Added support for mag/phase format in I/Q data file for Envelope sources.

Fixed Issues

  • Error in recognition of .include line in the context of spice language.

  • An error was displayed when disabling or enabling a virtual probe in ADE Explorer.

  • GDE was not including the last point in the sweep plan.

  • HICUM 2.33 model was not re-evaluated when sweeping a design parameter.

  • The Simulation Manager created only 32 queues, no matter how many were specified.

  • Incorrect labels were displayed when simultaneously plotting several performances.

  • HiCUM L0 1.32 model was reporting wrong DC OP values.

  • Different noise values were reported for different time steps in ET simulation.

  • Noise figure differences when compared to Spectre.

  • BSIMCMG 106 model was not recognizing parameters like rsc, rdc, trise, and devtype.

  • Optimization task gave different results when simulation and goal ranges were not the same. With the changes, during configuration make sure that the specification sweep range covers all of the error function range.

  • GoldenGate displayed parsing error with Spice Mosfet when using HSPICE model netlist level=78.

  • Monte Carlo simulation was failing with a parser error and reported missing variable.

Known Issues

  • GDE does not support sweeping of parameter with a negative value.

  • Noise results of PSP 103.6 may not be highly accurate. This will be enhanced in the next Update release.

Keysight EEsof Licensing and GoldenGate

  • GoldenGate 2017 Update 0.2 requires: a) the version 2018.04 of the EEsof EDA licensing software, b) a minimum code-word version 2018.04 or above, and c) the licensing server software, lmgrd and agileesofd, to be upgraded to at least the same versions as what are included in EEsof EDA Licensing software 2018.04. GoldenGate will not start if any of these requirements is not met. Refer to the License Codeword Version Compatibility Table.
  • In the EEsof EDA License Tools version 2018.04, licensing vendor daemon (agileesofd) is integrated with FlexNet FNP 11.13.1.4 version (Windows) and FlexNet FNP 11.13.1.3 version (Linux) of FlexNet license manager daemon (lmgrd). For the Windows platform, GoldenGate installer will automatically set up these two new license server daemons by default for the local node-locked license users; for the Linux platform, you need to follow the Linux/Solaris Licensing Setup instruction to complete the licensing configuration process. For more details, refer to Licensing (For Administrators).

Licenses supported in previous releases are no longer supported. For more information refer to  Licensing.

Platform Support

  • 64-bit Linux:
    • Linux RHEL 6
    • Linux RHEL 7
    • SUSE Linux 11.x
    • SUSE Linux 12.x

Cadence ADE Support

  • Supported Versions:
    • IC 6.1.5, 6.1.6, 6.1.7, and all subversions

      If you plan to use ADE Explorer (maestro views) with GoldenGate, you need to use IC 6.1.7 ISR 12 or later.

    • ICADV 12.1, 12.2, 12.3
 

GoldenGate 2017 Update 0.1 Release Notes

Released in October 2017

Support discontinued for

  • Cadence ADE version IC 6.1.4
  • Cadence ADE version IC 5.1.41
  • GoldenGate Tools Installer
  • Cadence ADE states saved for GoldenGate 4.7 and earlier.
  • SiMKit versions 3.6 through 3.8

Additional Support For

  • SiMKit 4.9
  • Models (in addition to those supported in last major release). For a complete list of supported models, see  Models Supported in GoldenGate.
    • BSIMSOI 4.5

    • ADS HBT

    • BSIMCMG 108 - added TMI enhancements

    • HiCUM 2.4

    • Angelov GaN

    • PSP 103.5

    • HiSIM SOI 1.3

  • Switching of S-Parameter files based on temperature, design variable, and logical comparison of design variables.

  • Caching of SNP data from file parsing and passivity check leading to increased speed of subsequent simulations.

  • Ability to return user model name from MINT models.

  • Support for if-else statements in model files.

  • [SOA]: mld functions like trim(), rms(), stddev(), and variance() are now supported.

  • Added support for ETMIS function call in Spectre syntax.

  • Added support Project and User Group fields in LSF configuration.

Fixed Issues

  • BB+ models were not simulated with the same level of accuracy as the BB models.

  • Self-heating problem in BSIMIMG 102.8.

  • Drain current of HiSIM model was wrong when setting multiplier parameter.

  • Envelope Transient provides better support of sharp signals due to an improved time step management.

  • GoldenGate used to output -INF in a touchstone file when dB format was selected.

  • GoldenGate used to report error is a Probe was invalid. GoldenGate now reports it as a warning.

  • Could not get Choosing Analysis Form when you use ADE Explorer on IC 6.1.7 ISR11.

  • Spectre assert statement caused an Error "An unsupported operator was found in the equation." 

  • GoldenGate was not able to parse binned model if opening { is not in the same line as the model keyword.

  • GoldenGate parser reported unsupported operators and syntax errors for GF 22nm V1.2.0 models.

  • S-Parameter sweep results were different between GoldenGate release 4.9.6 and 2017.

  • [LSF support] Couldn't assign an application in Monte Carlo task.

  • Flicker Noise in R3 based resistor was overestimated.

  • [IC 6.1.7] GoldenGate could not separate probes when "Select All" bus signal was selected.

  • [IC 6.1.7] Performances did not plot in ADE Assembler.

  • Invoking ICADV 12.3 in IC 6.1.7 environment caused version incompatibility error.

  • IC617 ISR10 ADE Explorer's "Simulation/Stop" was not active during simulation.

  • Noise results for MOS2002t model were not matching with that of Spectre.

  • [SOA]: GoldenGate would disable and ignore the assertion if the duration parameter was a variable. 

Keysight EEsof Licensing and GoldenGate

  • GoldenGate 2017 update 0.1 requires: a) the version 2017.01 of the EEsof EDA licensing software, b) a minimum code-word version 2017.01 or above, and c) the licensing server software, lmgrd and agileesofd, to be upgraded to at least the same versions as what are included in EEsof EDA Licensing software 2017.01. GoldenGate 2017 will not start if any of these requirements is not met. Refer to the License Codeword Version Compatibility Table.
  • In the EEsof EDA License Tools version 2017.01, licensing vendor daemon (agileesofd) is integrated with FlexNet FNP 11.13.1.4 version (Windows) and FlexNet FNP 11.13.1.3 version (Linux) of FlexNet license manager daemon (lmgrd). For the Windows platform, GoldenGate installer will automatically set up these two new license server daemons by default for the local node-locked license users; for the Linux platform, you need to follow the Linux/Solaris Licensing Setup instruction to complete the licensing configuration process. For more details, refer to Licensing (For Administrators).

Licenses supported in previous releases are no longer supported. For more information refer to  Licensing.

Platform Support

  • 64-bit Linux:
    • Linux RHEL 6
    • Linux RHEL 7
    • SUSE Linux 11.x
    • SUSE Linux 12.x

Cadence ADE Support

  • Supported Versions:
    • IC 6.1.5, 6.1.6, 6.1.7, and all subversions

      If you plan to use ADE Explorer (maestro views) with GoldenGate, you need to use IC 6.1.7 ISR 12 or later.

    • ICADV 12.1, 12.2

GoldenGate 2017 Release Notes

Released in March 2017

Support discontinued for

  • Cadence ADE version IC 6.1.4
  • GoldenGate Tools Installer
  • Cadence ADE states saved for GoldenGate 4.7 and earlier.
  • 32-bit Linux OS
  • SuSE Linux version 10
  • SiMKit versions 3.6 through 3.8

New Features

New Parallelization Option for Envelope Transient Simulation resulting in 3x speed improvements

For regular and fast envelope simulation, GoldenGate provides an option to parallelize the simulation. Setting this option improves the simulation speed for PAs, Envelope Tracking, TX/IQ Modulator, and RX simulations. The option is available in Global Simulator Options.

Determining Safe Operating Area

GoldenGate 2017 now supports the use of control statements to determine the safe operating area for the devices. During simulation, GoldenGate can read the control statements and analyze if the devices are in a safe operating area. The results are displayed in the simulation log and violation display window. For more information, see Using Assert Statements.

Support for TSMC Model Interface (TMI)

GoldenGate 2017 can work with models that use TMI (ETMI version 20160701), the TSMC Model Interface. TMI uses compiled code in a shared library file that is provided by the foundry as part of the transistor models for a semiconductor process. For a PDK that uses TMI, GoldenGate will automatically locate, load and use the correct shared library that comes with the PDK. Multi-technology simulation is supported where models for some devices come from TMI and others are based on traditional Spectre or Hspice netlist files. 

Models using TMI are BSIMCMG versions 106.1 and 110, BSIM4, and BSIM6 version 6.1.

GoldenGate supports the circuit aging feature in TMI, for more information, see Running a TMI Age Flow Task

Improvements

  • New Fast Envelope modeling level for better handling of deep nonlinear memory effects and enhanced accuracy of fast envelope simulations.

  • New Harmonic Balance convergence solvers for highly nonlinear circuits.

  • Options to control VerilogA object caching from the GoldenGate registry file.
  • Support of new Virtuoso IC versions of IC 6.1.7, ICADV 12.1, and ICADV 12.2.
  • Support SystemVue 2016.08 and associated VTBs including new VTBs for 5G and Bluetooth.

    Custom VTB workspaces saved with an earlier version of SystemVue cannot be used as is. If you plan to use a saved workspace, it must be opened in SystemVue 2016.08 and resaved.

  • Documentation: Added topics to help resolve simulation convergence issues, see Simulation Convergence.

Additional Support For

  • RLGC file in the analogLib MTLine component for 2-port devices. Only filename and length parameters are supported.
  • Models (in addition to those supported in last major release). For a complete list of supported models, see  Models Supported in GoldenGate.
    • BSIMCMG 106.1, 107, 108, 110

    • BSIMIMG 102.6.1, 102.7, 102.8

    • BSIMSOI 4.4

    • CMC Diode 2.0

    • HiSim HV 2.3.1 

    • HiSim 2.9.0, 2.9.1
    • HICUM L0 1.32 
    • HICUM L2 2.34
    • MOSVAR 1.3 
    • UMOS 14nm, 22nm using MINT Interface 
    • UTSOI 2.20
  • SiMKit 4.7, SiMKit 4.8.1

    NXP has removed bjt3500t model from SiMKit version 4.8 and later. If you plan to use this device, you need to use SiMKit version 4.7. SiMKit location can be specified using the variable /goldengate/simkit/libpath in the goldengate.conf file. For more information, see Using the Registry File to Set Variables.

Keysight EEsof Licensing and GoldenGate

  • GoldenGate 2017 requires: a) the version 2016.05 of the EEsof EDA licensing software, b) a minimum code-word version 2016.05 or above, and c) the licensing server software, lmgrd and agileesofd, to be upgraded to at least the same versions as what are included in EEsof EDA Licensing software 2016.05. GoldenGate 2017 will not start if any of these requirements is not met. Refer to the License Codeword Version Compatibility Table.
  • In the EEsof EDA License Tools version 2016.05, licensing vendor daemon ( agileesofd ) is integrated with FlexNet FNP 11.13.1.4 version (Windows) and FlexNet FNP 11.13.1.3 version (Linux) of FlexNet license manager daemon ( lmgrd ). For the Windows platform, GoldenGate installer will automatically set up these two new license server daemons by default for the local node-locked license users; for the Linux platform, you need to follow the Linux/Solaris Licensing Setup instruction to complete the licensing configuration process. For more details, refer to Licensing (For Administrators).

Licenses supported in previous releases are no longer supported. For more information refer to Licensing.

Platform Support

  • 64-bit Linux:
    • Linux RHEL 5 
    • Linux RHEL 6
    • Linux RHEL 7
    • SUSE Linux 11.x

Cadence ADE Support

  • Supported Versions:
    • IC 5.1.41 and all subversions
    • IC 6.1.5, 6.1.6, 6.1.7, and all subversions

      If you plan to use ADE Explorer (maestro views) with GoldenGate, you need to use IC 6.1.7.709 or later.

    • ICADV 12.1, 12.2

Fixed Issues

  • CR DutyCycle function provided inconsistent results depending on the initial phase of the source.

  • GoldenGate was computing noise incorrectly in different analysis. 

  • GDE parallel corner simulation was failing when model files included Verilog-A code.

  • When loading an ADE state, a warning about old state was displayed and some settings were lost.

  • NCT created only 2 files for a simulation with multiple ports.

  • Linear noise analysis for the s-parameter calculation was getting restricted to 2-port.

Known Issues

  • GoldenGate in ADS flow is not supported in GoldenGate 2017. 

  • Increasing points in GoldenGate to 20 hangs Cadence Virtuoso 6.1.5 and 6.1.6.
    Workaround: The issue has been resolved in Virtuoso version 6.1.7. Use the updated version.  

  • The Verification Test Bench (VTB) simulations are not supported in conjunction with parallel and Monte Carlo simulations.

  • An error is displayed when VTB simulation results are opened in DDS from linked ADS 2016.01.
    Workaround: Use ADS 2016.01 update 4 or use the following procedure to convert the VTB results to DDS. 

    1. Browse to <simulation_dir>/psf directory. 
      Where, <simulation_dir> is the path to simulation directory.

    2. Execute the following command:
      adx2ds <vtb_result>.adx 
      Where, <vtb_result>.adx is the file created after VTB simulation.

    3. Copy the <vtb_result>.ds  file to the <simulation_dir>/data directory.
  • GoldenGate does not support references to "$freq" in spectre expressions.
    Workaround: GoldenGate provides a variable "GoldenGateFreq" to be used in place of "freq".

  • SystemVue 2016.08 can not read FCE model file generated by GoldeGate 2017. 
    Workaround: Replace the GGFET_SystemVue.dll file in your <SystemVue Install>/Bin directory with the file available in <GoldenGate Install>/etc/systemvue/2016.08 directory. 

  • On running a GoldenGate simulation in ADEXL (IC 617 ISR9), the results view pane shows status as "running" even on successful completion.
    Workaround: This is an issue in Virtuoso IC 617 ISR9. Use IC 617 ISR10 or later.
  • On IC617 ADEXL and ADE Explorer, performance expressions are not available for plotting. 
  • On some operating systems, 'Launch X Terminal' and 'View All Results (DDS)' options are not working from Sim Manager.
  • SOA: Violation Display window does not open on IC 5.1.41.
  • After successful simulation, terminal currents are not being plotted.
    Workaround: In ADE, click Results > Direct Plot and select the terminal to be plotted on the schematic.
  • IC6.17 can not separate probes when "SELECT ALL" bus signals is selected.
  • absdelay() is not supported in Carrier (HB) analysis. The system issues the following error. The absdelay() operator is not currently supported in HB and ET analyses.
  • Parameter default in the nport device model. The default for the thermalnoise parameter is reset to match a new default in Spectre IC06.15.140 as following:

    Spectre

    GoldenGate

    Default
    (in bold)

    Before IC06.15.140

    Before 2012.10 (4.7.2)

    thermalnoise=no (off)

    IC06.15.140 and later

    2012.10 (4.7.2) and later

    thermalnoise=yes (on)

    In the designs that use analogLib nport devices with the thermalnoise parameter set to a default, you will see some differences in the noise outputs with GolenGate 2014.10 (4.9.0) and later releases. To reproduce the older results, set thermalnoise=off in then port devices in your schematics.
  • Compatibility issues with Spectre devices from analogLib:
    • noisetemp is ignored in analogLib nport device
  • With SSNA and FYC selected, S12 and S22 do not vary with trials. Only S11 and S21 results are correct.
  • The Sweep Task is not supported for the parameters with mapped names.
  • XP Analysis is not supported in simulations with GDE.
  • New/Old UI forms:
    • Old states containing sweep task variables and saved with the old UI can miss variable definitions when opened with the new UI.
      Workaround: When opening an old saved state with UI click on a variable entry in the sweep task listbox and apply, then resave the state.
  • In the Monte CarloTask:
    • Correlation variables that refer to the device instances are not supported.
    • When a PDK parameter is declared to have both process and mismatch variations only the last declaration (in a netlist) is accepted.
    • weight is ignored for Yield Goals.
    • When simulation has failed for some MC trials with the Local Parallel setting the results for the failed trials are not accessible.
    • When re-running a parallel Monte Carlo simulation, after changing the number of processes and trials, the output data does not get refreshed correctly in an existing qWave plot.
      Workaround: Upload the updated data manually.
  • Instances of adsLib components inside model files will not be processed correctly if the Spectre format is set to be case-insensitive (simulator lang=spectre insensitive=yes). This is not an issue for most users that will be using the schematic editor.
    Workaround: Edit the model files so a simulator lang=spectre statement would precede the blocks with the adsLib components declarations and the default case sensitive format would be applied.
  • The use model of the Virtual Test Bench (VTB) has several restrictions that include:
    • Supported Analyses
    • The version of GoldenGate Tools it can be simulated with.
    • Signals it can handle.
    • Ports and simulation parameters settings
      For more information refer to VTB Uses and Restrictions
  • After running a Momentum simulation, you may generate a symbol for the S-parameter model to reuse the data in the GoldenGate simulations. Note that in this case the symbol must be generated with a grounded reference pin to run in GoldenGate. However, if you want to simulate the extracted view of a layout with a Momentum model for a part of the layout, you need to use the symbol for the S-parameter model generated without a reference pin.
  • Current and voltage output information is not available in the DDS Results Viewer when either an input Digital State File or Ptolemy components with parameter sweeps are used.
  • In Cadence ADE:
    • When simulation states are saved as the design cell views, opening several states simultaneously within the same ADE session might lead to state corruption.
      Workaround: Reload the corrupted states with Session > Load States
  • In IC6.x ADE:
    • The Vir ProbeVir Src, and Job Manager buttons are not displayed in the window
      Workaround: Use the menu items instead to access to the Vir ProbeVir Src and Job Manager settings, respectively, as follows:
    • Outputs > GoldenGate Probes ...
    • Setup > Virtual Source Editor ...
    • Simulation > Job Manager ...
    • A double-click on the Variables section in the ADE window launches the native dialog, not the one that belongs to the GoldenGate simulator.
      Workaround: To access the GoldenGate dialog, use Variables > Edit ... 
      Please also refer to GoldenGate Integration into ADE-L and ADE-XL Test Editor documentation.
    • If you need to use the Skill debugger, set gcdisable=t in your .cdsinit file.
    • The Setup > Environment > Results View > Auto Plot Results After Simulation only works for performances and expressions. Same as plotting from the Plot icon.
      Workaround: Create expressions in the Output > Setup. You can use the Cadence Calculator to help create expressions.
  • In IC616.isr9 and above:
    • Cadence implemented single-test optimization ( Options > Job Setup > Optimize Single Point Run) in ADE-XL to reduce the overhead which causes virtuoso to exit at the completion of the GoldenGate simulation. So we had to turn it off in our environment. If users switch to Spectre after a GoldenGate session this will remain off and they won't get this optimization even with Spectre. If they don't invoke GoldenGate at all then this won't be an issue.
  • Oceanscript Issue 
    • If a parameter's default value is "t" and users change it to "nil", it will give an error message and will not take the value so the default is used instead. This is a Cadence issue because Spectre behaves the same. To work around this please manually change your parameter value to "nil" in the oceanscript.
    • If oceanscript contains lengthy function calls which exceed 8192 characters then you can't redirect it to ocean at the command line. This is a Skill language limitation and is well documented in Cadence's documentation. Cadence proposes the following three workarounds:
      • workaround 1: invoke ocean at the command line, then load the file inside ocean.
      • workaround 2: 

        1. Save the function definition to another file ("myFunction.il") and delete it from the ocean script. 

        2. L oad the function with the help of a load statement in your ocean script  
          load("myFunction.il") 

        3. From command line type 
          %ocean < oceanScript.ocn

      • workaround 3: If you want to exit from ocean at the end of the script. 

        1. Add the "exit" statement at the very end of your ocean script. 

        2. Load the ocean script as follows:
          %ocean -restore ocnScript. ocn

  • Licensing 
    • Starting from FlexNet Publisher 2015 (also known as version 11.13.1), the adoption of the best practice of the least-privilege security therein results in the License Server related Windows Service to run with the LocalService Account privilege (instead of the LocalSystem privilege as before.)  Running with the LocalService Account privilege, an executable can no longer access any files located in the per-user specific type of folders.  As a result, any license file placed in those folders can no longer be accessed by the License Server when the License Server is automatically started via the Windows Service upon each PC reboot. For the local node-locked license, this would not result in any disruption to the usage of EEsof applications; however, for the license installed on a network PC that is accessed by multiple client PCs, this may cause EEsof applications not to start after the network PC reboots
      Workaround: Store your license files in the Windows folders that are accessible by the LocalService Account privilege.  For example, C:\ProgramData or C:\users\public are both qualified choices.  In general, any folder that has the "Users" group listed in its Properties>Security page and this "Users" group has the read permission enabled should work. 
    • Starting from FlexNet Publisher 2015 (aka version 11.13.1), the default licensing timeout is set to 3 seconds (from the previous 0.1 second) to better accommodate systems with high network latency. This could cause certain utilities in the License Manager to perform slower than before.
      Workaround: Set the FlexNet licensing timeout to 0.2 seconds, via setting the environment variable FLEXLM_TIMEOUT=200000, to minimize the performance degradation.  However, if the network latency is already an issue in your environment, you may need to fine-tune this setting to minimize the general performance degradation while still accommodating the network latency.
    • Installation of EESof EDA tools (such as, SystemVue 2016.08, Genesys 2017.XX, or ADS 2017.XX) may hang at 4% (percentage vary based on the products) for few hours or even more on some specific machines.
      Workarounds:
      • Disable Firewall settings in McAfee Antivirus software installed on the PC.
      • Disable Firewall settings in Symantec Antivirus software installed on the PC from Taskbar. Ensure it is disabled during installation, sometimes it automatically gets enabled.
    • After installing EESof EDA tools (such as, SystemVue 2016.08, Genesys 2017.XX, or ADS 2017.XX) successfully and try to invoke the software or License wizard, you may encounter “api-ms-win-crt-runtime-l1-1-0.dll” missing error.
      Workaround: Ensure all Windows updates are installed and up to date. Click Start > Control Panel > Windows Update to check if latest windows updates are installed. Restart your system and Invoke EEsof EDA tool or License wizard.
    • On a newly formatted Redhat 7 system, the EEsof Licensing tools may fail to boot  This is because the FlexNet Publisher 2015 requires a certain rpm
      Workaround: Under the EEsof product installation directory, there exists a utility script named "Linux_sys_check.sh" under the bin directory.  Run this script to find out whether any rpm is missing; run this script with a "-y" command-line option to also have all the missing rpms automatically installed if you have the sudo or root privilege. 
    • The Linux FlexNet ID dongle driver installed with the EEsof licensing tools version 2016.05 may not be compatible with ADS 2016.01 or older releases
      Workaround:  Use the older Linux dongle driver WkRt-Lin64-6.0.501-1.x86_64.rpm on the Redhat 5/6 systems instead, and only use the newer dongle drivers on the Redhat 7 systems
    • License server may stop recognizing Flex-10 dongle on some systems within a few hours after starting
      Workaround: If you experience this problem, install the latest WibuKey drivers from Wibu Systems.
    • Unable to install Flex-10 driver if Flex-9 dongle is already plugged into a machine
      Workaround: Before installing a Flex-10 driver for the first time, unplug the Flex-9 dongle.
    • There is a known FlexNet Publisher issue, whereby mixing node-locked codewords and floating codewords in one license file can result in: a) Remote simulations not working or b) A second local simulation not working in case the license is node-locked and also has incorrect version.
      Workaround: It is strongly recommended that you do not mix node-locked codewords and floating codewords in one license file nor in any configuration that ends up with node-locked codewords and floating codewords both available on the same server. In other words, put the node-locked license and the floating license on different servers, and point to the respective one based on what you need to run.
    • If a user simultaneously runs two instances of a product and has mixed different versions of the same codeword on one license server, extra licenses may be pulled and result in unexpected “Licensed number of users already reached for this feature” errors.
      Workaround: We recommend you remove expired codewords, to separate out the new and the old versions of codewords into different files and different servers, and to point to the respective one based on what you need to run.
    • Not specifying the TCP/IP port for the license server during license setup may lead to unexpected behavior and/or license checkout failure on the Windows platform. We strongly recommend you to always explicitly specify the TCP/IP port associated with each license server.
    • A node-locked and floating bundle operating on Linux cannot be shared between products using EDA License Tools version older than 2014.01 when run at the same time.
    • License Setup Wizard does not remove any previous user-configured FLEX Windows License Service manually set up by a user using FlexNet's lmtools.
      Workaround: You must remove the previous user-configured Windows License Service via lmtools.
      • Run the lmtools.exe from C:\Program Files\Agilent\EEsof_License_Tools\bin to invoke the lmtools utility. The lmtools utility window is displayed.

        If you have installed an EEsof product released before 1st August, 2014 on your system prior to installing an EEsof product released after 1st August, 2014 then the default EEsof Licensing tools path will remain C:\Program Files\Agilent\EEsof_License_Tools. On the systems that only have EEsof products released after 1st August, 2014 installed then the default EEsof Licensing tools path will be C:\Program Files\Keysight\EEsof_License_Tools.
      • In the Service/License File tab, check the Configuration using Services option. All user-configured FLEX Windows License Services will be listed.
      • Select the service you wish to remove.
      • Select the Config Services tab and click the Remove Service button to remove the service.
        To ensure that the license service or lmgrd is running, click View Log. A log window appears that confirms whether agileesofd and lmgrd are up and running.
    • While running multiple versions of prior GoldenGate releases together, set GOLDENGATE_MAXIMUM_BUNDLE_USAGE=ON in your environment so that all of them will use the same method to check out licenses. Otherwise, you might receive an error message, "Licensed number of users already reached".
    • On some Windows 7 machines, when more than one definition of an Ethernet adapter exists (duplicates), license checkouts may appear to hang up.
      Workaround: Disable the duplicate network card definitions in your network settings: Control Panel > Network and Internet > Network Connections. This issue has been acknowledged by Flexera and they have created a bug report (SIOC-000103097).
    • For LSF style distributed simulations, ensure that the PATH on the client computer points to the $HPEESOF_DIR/EEsof_License_Tools/${architecture} directory that corresponds to the EEsof release being used. This needs to be done in order to ensure that the proper version of the Flexera utilities (like lmutil ) gets picked up in the path before any older in-compatible versions (that may also be installed on a users’ system.)
    • License Setup Wizard ( aglmwizard.exe ), which is used to set up and record the license path would not work if you already have an environment variable set for GOLDENGATE_LICENSE_FILE.
      Workaround: You can use GOLDENGATE_LICENSE_FILE variable to point to license file or refer to Licensing (For Administrators).
    • The License Setup Wizard will exit or not properly configure a license server, if the server has all of its licenses currently in use.
      Workaround: Wait for a license on the server to become available as you normally would before launching the product.
    • Unable to set license in case unicode characters are used either in path or license file name because the Flex License Service does not support these characters.
    • The Product Selector tool will be unable to display the license server status properly when connected to older license server.
      Workaround: Upgrade your license server to the latest version.

    • When the same user is running similar simulations from multiple sessions of GoldenGate on the same computer and display—that is, the same User-Display-Host— and if simulations are rerun an extra license may be pulled.
      Workaround: Select Simulation > Stop in all the GoldenGate sessions to release all the simulator licenses, then rerun the simulations.
  • Documentation
    • GoldenGate online help is not supported on the Google Chrome browser.
      Workaround: Use Internet Explorer or Firefox to view GoldenGate documentation.
    • If the GoldenGate help does not show any content, throws an error, or does not display any search results.
      Workaround: Close the help and delete the contents of the following directory:
      • On Windows 7: C:\Users\<Windows_Login_ID>\AppData\Local\Keysight\Help
      • On Linux: $HOME/.local/share/Keysight/Help
    • GoldenGate QT search does not support [] or {} or any other text using these combinations.

 

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