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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

20202019 Update 12019

2017 Update 1

2017 Update 0.x20172016.01

License Codeword Version

>=2019.02>=2019.02>=2018.04

>=2018.04>=2017.01 >=2017.01

v3.2 , >=2015.xx

License Codeword Version
for ADS Thermo Analysis (Gradient)








>=2017.01

v3.2 , >=2015.xx

HeatWave









2016.09

License Codeword Version









v3.2 , >=2015.xx

EMPro

2020
2019


2017 Update 0.x20172016.xx

License Codeword Version

>=2019.02
>=2018.04


>=2017.01 >=2017.01

v3.2 , >=2015.xx

GoldenGate

2020



2017 Update 0.22017 Update 0.120172015.01 (4.10.x)

License Codeword Version

>=2019.02



>=2018.04>=2017.01  >=2016.05

v3.2 , >=2015.xx

SystemVue

2020

2018 Update 12018

2017 2016.08

License Codeword Version

>=2019.02

>=2018.04>=2017.01

>=2017.01 >=2016.05

Genesys





2018

2017 2015.08

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





>=2018.04

>=2017.01 v3.2 , >=2015.xx

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





>=2018.04

>=2017.01

v3.2 , >=2015.xx

IC-CAP

2020 Update 1.0


2018

20172016.01

License Codeword Version

>=2019.02


>=2017.01

>=2017.01 v3.2 , >=2015.xx

PEMG

2020 Update 1.0 


2018



License Codeword Version

>=2019.02 


>=2017.01



WaferPro Express


 2019 Update 1





2016.04

License Codeword Version


 >=2018.04




 >=2016.05

MBP



2019



20172016.01

License Codeword Version



>=2018.04 



>=2017.01

v3.2 , >=2015.xx

MQA



2019 



20172016.01

License Codeword Version



>=2018.04 



>=2017.01

v3.2 , >=2015.xx



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