july 2020

07jul(jul 7)11:00 am09(jul 9)4:00 amKeysight Pathwave ADS EM Advanced CourseCMC Supported Training

Event Details

Online, July 7 to 9, 2020

CMC is pleased to offer training on Keysight Pathwave ADS EM Advanced online this spring.  The course will be delivered online over three days, five hours per day.

Target Attendees

The prime target attendees are those who are interested in providing training and support for the Keysight Pathwave ADS tools to other users in their research groups. To be eligible as a trainer:

  • You agree to be identified and act as the designated trainer for your research group;
  • You are a faculty, student, or research staff from a Canadian Academic Institution;
  • Limit 1 per research group; and
  • You have (or have a supervisor with) a CMC Subscription.

Registration is also open to academics and industrial participation.


Date Time Location
July 7 to 9, 2020 11:00am to 4:00pm EDT
  • Online via WebEx
  • Online labs via AWS Cloud Desktop

Pricing and Registration

Attendee Group Price Registration
Trainer: See the Trainer Requirements. $100 The class is full. Contact Sarah J. Neville to add your name to the waitlist.
Academic with Subscription $400

Equipment Requirements

Students are to provide their own:

  • Laptop with Windows OS
  • Internet Connection
  • Web Browser

Course instruction includes a PDF or a hard copy of course lecture notes.

ADS EM Advanced Course Content

Day 1 – EM Component Parameterization, Co-simulation & Co-optimization

  • Parameterizing EM Components
  • Co-optimization between Circuit/EM Simulators
  • Modelling Conductors as 3D Thick Strips or 2D Sheets

Day 2 -Efficient CPW & Multilayer Modeling & Analysis of Differential Structures

  • Strip vs. Slot Layers
  • Coplanar Waveguide (CPW) using Finite Grounds
  • Momentum vs. Circuit Simulator “Grounds”
  • Mixed-Mode (Differential/Common) S-Parameters

Day 3 – RFPro – PCB – IC – Module design

  • RFPro overview – PCB and Package designs
  • DRC & LVS: Pin Nets, Physical Nets
  • EM circuit cosimulation


If you have any comments or questions regarding the course content or registration, please contact lab@cmc.ca.


Course cancellations must be received in writing at least one (1) week before the beginning date of the course in question to receive a full refund of the registration fee. A cancellation made after the deadline will not receive a refund. CMC Microsystems makes no commitments on refunds for travel or accommodations.


7 (Tuesday) 11:00 am - 9 (Thursday) 4:00 am EDT

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