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ECE 5250/4250 ADS Session 1–1 First Steps with ADS and Coax Modeling Start ADS and Create an Empty Project • Look for a desktop icon or start menu item entitled Advanced Design System 2009 • ADS will start up and you will see ultimately: • Close the getting started with ADS dialog box, and create a new project by clicking on the indicated button bar ‘folder click for new project ADS Session 1
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First Steps with ADS and Coax Modeling ADS Session 1–2 ECE 5250/4250 icon’ • Give the project a name and note where it is being placed so you can find it again later – ADS creates a folder structure for each project – Each project holds a variety of file types placed in the sub- folders accordingly – For example, you can have many schematic files, plot files, and layout files all within a single project • If a project was already open, ADS will ask you save it and then close it (As far as I know, you can only have one project open at a time)
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Start ADS and Create an Empty Project ECE 5250/4250 ADS Session 1–3 • Next you will see a Schematic Wizard , which for choose No help needed and move on • An empty schematic window will open, and it will be untitled to start with • Give this empty schematic a name, e.g., coax_sweep by clicking on the floppy disk button bar icon (a .dsn file) – If you were to go look at the ADS project view dialog now,
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First Steps with ADS and Coax Modeling ADS Session 1–4 ECE 5250/4250 you would see that there is a saved schematic file in the project – In the future you can open this particular schematic, once the project is open, by double-clicking this item from the Project View • We will use this schematic to set up a very basic two-port s- parameter frequency sweep • Before doing this we will investigate the transmission line modeling tool LineCalc , which is available from the Tools menu when a schematic window is open Working with LineCalc •G o t o t h e menu, click LineCalc , and from the flyout menu click ‘Start LineCalc’ • When LineCalc starts two new windows will open: LineCalc
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This note was uploaded on 10/16/2010 for the course ECE 380 taught by Professor Baltazar during the Spring '10 term at Rice.

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