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Genesys Licensing Options

Genesys RF and Microwave Design Software offers flexible licensing options that enable you to choose the capability you need for your design environment. Use the table below to determine the best option for your needs.

Genesys Licensing Options
License Type Node-locked Networked
Perpetual License - A Node-locked perpetual license is locked to a USB key or PC LAN physical address
- You own the license and this is the most cost-effective option for the long term
- The Node-locked perpetual license is the most popular option
- The Networked perpetual license enables convenient sharing by users across a network
- Costs about 30% more than Node-locked perpetual license
- Suitable for larger companies and requires network license server administration
Subscription (Time-Based) License - The Node-locked time-based license is locked to a USB key or PC LAN physical address
- Usage expires after the 12-months time-based license period
- Costs about 1/3 of a perpetual license including support; suitable for projects with tight cash flows
- The Networked time-based license enables convenient sharing by users across a network
- Costs about 30% more than a Node-locked time-based license
- Suitable for larger companies who need to optimize cash flows
- Requires network license server administration

USB Hardware KeySecuring Your Genesys License

Genesys licenses can be secured to your personal computer's (PC) local area network (LAN) physical address or a universal serial bus (USB) hardware key serial number.

  • LAN Physical Address - When secured to your computer LAN physical address, the danger of losing the small USB hardware key is eliminated and your license enables you to start using Genesys just like any other software on your PC.
  • USB Hardware Key - When secured to a USB hardware key, you have the convenience of license portability to run Genesys on different computers. However, you may risk losing the USB key which then prevents you from using Genesys. The part number for the USB Hardware Key is "E8900K" (configuration option 030).

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