This quick start guide applies to the Keysight Technologies’ PathWave design software:
- Advanced Design System (ADS);
- GoldenGate RF IC design;
- SystemVue system design;
- Genesys RF synthesis;
- Device modeller IC-CAP;
- Model builder MBP;
- Model quality assurance software MQA;
- and Electromagnetic Professional (EMPro) 3D FEM/FDTD simulator.
Keysight Technologies also supplies our users with multi-core simulations licensing for its MoM/FEM/FDTD solvers (*_pk8 features). Full descriptions of these tools are available on the vendor’s website, including hardware recommendations and compatible operating systems.
Prerequisites for Installing Keysight’s PathWave software with CMC License Management System (LMS)
Before you begin with this installation, you must:
- Register with CMC Microsystems here: https://account.cmc.ca/MyAccount/MyAccount.aspx
- Faculty supervisors must also register, and do so through the CMC subscription page at https://www.cmc.ca/faculty-gets-an-account/
- Complete all required agreements for Keysight software use, which may be obtained at https://www.cmc.ca/tools/
- Have administrator privileges for the workstation on which you will install this software.
- Have a unique login name (LINUX or Windows) that does not contain a blank space. The following are examples of unacceptable login names: admin or administrator, cmcmgr, root, stcmgr, super, sysadm, user, owner, student, guest, temp, and system.
Setting up CADpass R20 for use with Keysight’s PathWave software
- If CADpass R20 is not already installed, then download and install the latest version from the CMC Microsystems’ website at https://www.cmc.ca/cadpass/
- Start CADpass R20, and then log in using your CMC user name and password.
- When the CAD access window appears, click next to the entry for Keysight, as shown in Figure 1.
A red checkmark appears next to this entry. Leave this checkmark while you are using the software.
Figure 1. A Red Checkmark Appears When a Keysight Licence is Selected
Obtaining the Software
Links to Keysight PathWave downloads are available on our website: https://www.cmc.ca/tools/.
Keysight software may also be downloaded directly from the vendor’s website.
Installing PathWave Software on your Workstation
When running any PathWave software installation program, specify the license port number as 6609 and the licence server host name as keysight.a.cmc.ca, as shown in Figure 2.
Figure 2. The Port Number and Licence Server Host name for Our Keysight Licence Server
Troubleshooting Your Installation
If you are struggling with your installation, or find that you cannot connect to our licence server, please open a support case with us, and include information that will help us understand the issue: CAD tool name and release; your operating system; hardware specifications such as GPU type and/or RAM; and a description of your problem. You may also submit screen captures of error messages that are produced.
Additional Keysight References
Keysight’s website provides plenty of examples and application notes for all of the company’s products. More information is available here: