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Discovering Advanced Design System (ADS)

The Discovering ADS series of demonstration and tutorial videos listed in the table below will help you get started with learning more about Agilent EEsof EDA's Advanced Design System (ADS).

ADS Videos
# Duration
(hr:min:sec)
Video Title Description Video Image
1 00:06:56   Generating X-parameters from Circuits (Part 1 of 4) Generating X-parameter* Models: Video demo on generating a one-tone, 50 ohm load X-parameter model from a circuit-level PA for LTE applications. Generating X-parameter Models in ADS
2 00:10:46   Generating X-parameters from Circuits (Part 2 of 4) Generating Load Dependent X-parameter Models: Video demo on generating a load pull / load dependent X-parameter model that allows accurate simulation of cascaded nonlinear X-parameter blocks with mismatch. Generating Load Dependent X-parameter Models in ADS
3 00:09:38   Generating X-parameters from Circuits (Part 3 of 4) Generating Two-Tone X-parameter Models: Video demo on generating a two-tone X-parameter model that can be used to determine inter-modulation products and third order intercept of wireless components like amps, mixers, etc. Generating Two-Tone X-parameter Models in ADS
4 00:08:42   Generating X-parameters from Circuits (Part 4 of 4) Generating X-parameter Models in ADS for Wireless Verification: Video demo on using X-parameter models at the system level to evaluate wireless verification specs such as EVM, ACPR, spectrum, channel power, and constellation Generating X-parameter Models in ADS for Wireless Verification
5 00:09:48   Optimization Cockpit  This video demonstration shows how to optimize variables in a one-stage KU band LNA design using the new ADS 2009 Update 1 Optimization Cockpit. ADS Optimization Cockpit
6 00:14:38   MMIC Layout Enhancements Video demo on MMIC layout enhancements in ADS 2009. ADS Layout Tool Bar
7 00:12:41   The Basics of Advanced Design System This video demonstration provides an introduction to the use of Advanced Design System including using the ADS main window, creating a schematic, running a simulation and plotting the data. ADS Basics
8 00:13:27   Building Schematic Designs in Advanced Design System This video demonstration describes how to create schematics in ADS. The video includes information on ADS commands, icons, components, pallets, libraries, measurement equations, variables, wire labels, templates and more. Building Schematic Designs in ADS
9 00:09:11   Data Display in Advanced Design System - Part 1  This video demonstration, part 1 of 2 video tutorials, describes using the Data Display facility in ADS. Data Display in ADS Part 1
10 00:16:08 Data Display in Advanced Design System - Part 2  This video demonstration, Part 2 of 2 video tutorials, describes using the Data Display facility in ADS. Data Display in ADS Part 2
11 00:07:20   AC Simulation in Advanced Design System  This video demonstration describes setting up and running AC simulations in ADS including controller setup, sources, budget analysis, frequency conversion and other miscellaneous information. AC Simulation in ADS
12 00:08:08   DC simulation in Advanced Design System  This video demonstration describes setting up and running DC simulations in ADS including controller setup, sources, annotation, sweeping voltages, saving DC files and other miscellaneous information. DC Simulation in ADS
13 00:12:31   Harmonic Balance Simulation in Advanced Design System  This video demonstration describes setting up and running the Harmonic Balance simulator in ADS including controller setup, sources for HB, power sweep and XDB, HB data and other important tips. Harmonic Balance Simulation in ADS
14 00:10:34   Circuit Envelope Simulation in Advanced Design System  This video demonstration describes setting up and running the Circuit Envelope simulator in ADS including simulation basics, controller setup, sources (modulated), and plotting envelope data. Circuit Envelope Simulation in ADS
15 00:09:52   S-Parameter Simulation in Advanced Design System  This video demonstration describes setting up and running S-parameter simulations in ADS including the controller setup, ports & sources, measurement equations, data (SP, circles, noise, etc.) and other miscellaneous information. S-parameter Simulation in ADS
16 00:10:48   Tuning in Advanced Design System  This video demonstration describes using the tuning feature in ADS including the simple setup, tune controller, effects on schematics, data display, simulation variables, a built-in example and other miscellaneous information. Tuning in ADS
17 00:13:00   Load Pull Analysis in Advanced Design System This video demonstration describes how to perform a 1-tone load pull analysis for your device by modifying a built-in example. It also shows where to get more information and details about load-pull in ADS. Load Pull Analysis in ADS
18 00:17:30   ADS Momentum  This video demonstration provides an overview and the steps for using ADS Momentum, setup in layout, momentum results, and a built in example of a spiral inductor. ADS Momentum
19 00:13:42   The Basics of Signal Processing in Advanced Design System  This video demonstration provides an overview of signal processing in ADS including activating DSP simulations, capturing schematics, running simulations, viewing results in data display, and a built-in example in ADS. Digital Signal Processing Simulations in ADS
20 00:21:02   ADS Transient-Convolution Simulator solves Eye Closure Problems This video demonstration describes how to analyze and correct bit errors due to reflections on signal lines. This is accomplished using frequency domain models with the ADS transient-convolution simulator and plotting the eye diagrams to achieve the desired results. Transient-Convolution Simulation in ADS
21 00:33:00   RF Systems Architecture  This video demonstration describes RF system architecture, the challenges in RF systems architecture, and using SpectraSys, WhatIF, Synthesis, and ADS in RF systems design. RF Systems Architecture
22 01:00:00   e-Learning Class: ADS Quick Start Course Note: The ADS Quick Start Course is a 1-hour introductory self-paced training course.

This e-Learning course is for supported customers and requires an Agilent EEsof Knowledge Center login.
ADS Quick Start
23 20:00:00   e-Learning Class: ADS Fundamentals Course Note: The ADS Fundamentals Course is a 20-hour self-paced training course with labs.

This e-Learning course is for supported customers and requires an Agilent EEsof Knowledge Center login.
ADS Fundamentals

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