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Take note:

  • There is a new version of these instructions effective from 26.03.2014, changes was made to the location of the program, and hence the .bashrc file need to be updated. This version is for RedHat 6.
  • To run ADS remote, use the login cluster login.ifi.uio.no, and make sure you have the following file in your root directory .bash_profile with the following line in it:
. $HOME/.bashrc

From the makers web page: Advanced Design System is the leading electronic design automation software for RF, microwave, and signal integrity applications. ADS pioneers the most innovative and commercially successful technologies, such as X-parameters* and 3D EM simulators, used by leading companies in the wireless communication & networking and aerospace & defense industries. For WiMAX™, LTE, multi-gigabit per second data links, radar, & satellite applications, ADS provides full, standards-based design and verification with Wireless Libraries and circuit-system-EM co-simulation in an integrated platform.

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Start up procedure ADS 2015

ADS can be a memory hog, so take care when using it. You could make other people angry if you take all the resources if simulating on a communal machine. However if you have a really big nice system you wish to simulate, the login-cluster login.ifi.uio.no provides a lot of RAM. So start using your local linux machine, move on to the login-cluster as needed.

Add the following at the end of your .bashrc file in the root of your
home directory (use for instance the command: 'gedit .bashrc' to edit the file, and remember to comment out or remove previous version of these lines):

#
#ADS 2015
#

export EMPRO_LICENSE_FILE=/hom/mes/cadsoft/adm/licensetollheimtu.dat
HPEESOF_DIR=/projects/nanos/programsrhel6/2015/ADS2015
export HPEESOF_DIR
PATH=$HPEESOF_DIR/bin:$PATH
export PATH

#End ADS 2015

Either start a new terminal session, or run

source .bashrc

for the changes to take effect.

Make a new folder that will contain your projects:

mkdir ads

Enter this catalog:

cd ads

Start the program with the command:

ads &

The first time you start the program you might be asked to specify a license. Choose 'Specify a license server'.
If that is the case add this server:

5370@lisens.ifi.uio.no

You then need to start the program again.

Later you can start ADS using only the command ads &.

Start up procedure ADS 2014

ADS can be a memory hog, so take care when using it. You could make other people angry if you take all the resources if simulating on a communal machine. However if you have a really big nice system you wish to simulate, the login-cluster login.ifi.uio.no provides a lot of RAM. So start using your local linux machine, move on to the login-cluster as needed.

Add the following at the end of your .bashrc file in the root of your
home directory (use for instance the command: 'gedit .bashrc' to edit the file):

#
#ADS 2014.01
#

export EMPRO_LICENSE_FILE=/hom/mes/cadsoft/adm/licensetollheimtu.dat
HPEESOF_DIR=/projects/nanos/programsrhel6/ADS201401
export HPEESOF_DIR
PATH=$HPEESOF_DIR/bin:$PATH
export PATH

#End ADS 2014.01

Make a new folder that will contain your projects:

mkdir ads

Enter this catalog:

cd ads

Start the program with the command:

ads &

The first time you start the program you might be asked to specify a license. Choose 'Specify a license server'.
If that is the case add this server:

5370@lisens.ifi.uio.no

You then need to start the program again.

Later you can start ADS using only the command ads &.

Observe

The amount of memory available on the machine you are running the simulation from directly effects the possible extent of your design. Take special note of this if designing assignments for others.

Other resources

Other general resources you might like to utilize like remote login is described here:

http://termvakt.uio.no/Fjerninnlogging

http://termvakt.uio.no/

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