Training: Keysight Pathwave ADS Fundamentals

Online, June 2 to 4, 2020

CMC is pleased to offer training on Keysight Pathwave ADS fundamentals 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
June 2 to 4, 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
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 Fundamentals Course Content

Day 1: Workspaces and Simulation Tools

  • Using the Workspace
  • Libraries, Models and Data
  • Linear Simulation Tools
  • Non-Linear Simulation Tools

Day 2: Layout in ADS

  • Introduction to ADS Architecture
  • Layout Basics
  • Interconnect Design

Day 3: 3D EM Simulation Basics

  • Brief overview of Momentum and FEM
  • Integrated GUI for all EM Simulators in ADS
  • Defining Substrates
  • Creating and Simulating EM Models
  • Understanding Momentum Ports
  • Understanding Meshing Controls for Momentum
  • Post-Processing Currents, Near and Far Fields
  • Momentum Microwave (MomUW) vs. Momentum RF (MomRF)


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.

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