Quick Install and License Setup
Genesys can be installed on a Windows machine after downloading the installation file from the Keysight EEsof EDA website, as illustrated.
Obtain Genesys License File
Genesys 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. For example, you can save it in the
C:\Program Files\Keysight\EEsof_License_Tools\bin\licenses folder.
For details on the supported platforms, refer to Supported Platforms.
The following list the recommended hardware configuration. For detailed system requirements, see System Requirements.
Recommended or Typical
Windows 7 (64-bit), Windows 10 (64-bit)
Windows 10 (64-bit)
Quad-core or above
10 GB free space
100 GB free space
6 GB RAM
32 GB RAM
1920 x 1080
1920 x 1200
USB hardware key
Wired LAN, or Wireless LAN
Not required, but USB/DVD drive needed for SW updates
Test Instrument Interface
Touch User Interface
N/A (Windows 7), Not supported (Windows 10)
Download Genesys Installer
Click http://www.keysight.com/find/eesof-genesys-latest-downloads to download. You can also use Keysight Download Manager to download.
To install Genesys, you must have system administrator privileges. Run the downloaded installer (this may take a while). Follow the guided tour to complete the installation.
Genesys License Setup
At the end of installation, the License Setup Wizard starts automatically when it detects that you do not have a valid license to start Genesys. If you choose to skip the setup, you can start the Genesys License Setup Wizard later by clicking Start > All Programs > Genesys <release_number> > Genesys Tools > Genesys <release_number> > License Manager.
Choose the I want to 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 Setup Wizard to take the guided tour.
Choose the I want to 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.
To run Genesys, go to the Start menu and choose All Programs > Genesys <release_number> > Genesys <release_number>