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License Codeword Version Compatibility

Each Keysight software release comes with a base license codeword version requirement. The base license codeword version is the minimum number that enables a release to run. Some versions of Keysight EDA software also have an upper limit of the codeword version that software release enforces. This upper limit is set for an additional two versions beyond the base version. The software cannot run if the codeword version exceeds that upper limit.

  • When you mix codeword versions on a license server and a user runs different versions of a product that use different base license codeword versions, extra licenses may be pulled and result in unexpected “Licensed number of users already reached for this feature” errors. To avoid this either have all your licenses updated to use the latest codeword version, if possible, or separate the licenses by codeword version and put the two sets onto separate license servers.
  • When you mix codeword versions compatible for a given product release version with codeword versions that exceed the upper limit for that same product release version, that product release version would take a longer time to obtain a license due to the additional requests made to FlexNet server until a compatible license version is found. To avoid such a license checkout performance degradation, we strongly recommend you to separate out a compatible set of licenses from those exceeding the upper limit for a given product release version and put the two sets onto separate license servers.

For License version compatibility of older releases, see License Version Compatibility (Unsupported Releases).

Following chart summarizes the license codeword versions compatible to each Keysight EEsof software releases.

Product/Release

ADS

2021 Update 1.020212020 Update 2.02020 Update 1.020202019 Update 1.02019

2017 Update 1.0

2017 Update 0.x2017

License Codeword Version

>=2020.02>=2020.02>=2020.02>=2019.02>=2019.02>=2019.02>=2018.04

>=2018.04>=2017.01 >=2017.01

License Codeword Version
for ADS Thermo Analysis (Gradient)












>=2017.01

HeatWave













License Codeword Version













EMPro


2021
2020 Update 1.02020
2019


2017 Update 0.x2017

License Codeword Version


>=2020.02
>=2019.02>=2019.02
>=2018.04


>=2017.01 >=2017.01

GoldenGate




2020 Update 1.02020



2017 Update 0.22017 Update 0.12017

License Codeword Version




>=2019.02>=2019.02



>=2018.04>=2017.01  >=2016.05

SystemVue




2020 Update 1.02020

2018 Update 1.02018

2017 

License Codeword Version




>=2020.02
>=2019.02

>=2018.04>=2017.01

>=2017.01 

Genesys





2020


2018

2017

License Codeword Version
for new Product Structure, i.e. W132xBP/BT or W2362EP/ET





>=2019.02


>=2018.04

>=2017.01

License Codeword Version
for old Product Structure, i.e. W14xxL, W15xxL, W16xxL





>=2019.02


>=2018.04

>=2017.01

IC-CAP



2020 Update 2.02020 Update 1.0



2018

2017

License Codeword Version



>=2019.02>=2019.02



>=2017.01

>=2017.01

PEMG



2020 Update 2.02020 Update 1.0



2018


License Codeword Version



>=2019.02>=2019.02



>=2017.01


WaferPro Express




2020 Update 1.0
 2019 Update 1.0





License Codeword Version




>=2019.02
 >=2018.04




 

MBP



2020 Update 2.02020 Update 1.02020
2019



2017

License Codeword Version



>=2019.02>=2019.02>=2019.02
>=2018.04 



>=2017.01

MQA



2020 Update 2.02020 Update 1.02020
2019 



2017

License Codeword Version



>=2019.02>=2019.02>=2019.02
>=2018.04 



>=2017.01



Legend

Description

vx.x

indicates the base codeword version for a release

vx.x

indicates the codeword version that will be supported in future when available