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Cadence VS Orcad PSpice A/A VS ADS

Discussion in 'CAD' started by Vadim Bishtein, Dec 23, 2003.

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  1. Can anyone clear this up for me:

    Why Cadence is used instead of PSpice A/D (which is so much simpler) ?

    Why not use ADS instead the above two ???
    Note: I used all of the above software. ADS for MMIC design, PSpice A/D and
    Cadence for
    circuit simulations. But I understood that each of them can do
    circuit simulations (no
    wave stuff or microstrips). So what is the point of using Cadence
    when PSpice is so much
    easier or not even ADS that does circuits and microwave simulations
    Any good articles or places that overview the strengths/weaknesses of
    EDA tools used in industry today are very welcome...

    thanks guys,
  2. Chaos Master

    Chaos Master Guest

    In reply to a radio transmission from Vadim Bishtein() ,
    located at Mars:

    ADS is, AFAIK, too expensive and "advanced" for someone working on a small design
    company or someone that doesn't need microwave/RF circuit design.

    Most university students also use PSpice at university labs and so they're
    "learned" with PSpice.
  3. Ranjith

    Ranjith Guest

    Can u just correct me? Is ADS the same as ARM Development Suite?
  4. Chaos Master

    Chaos Master Guest

    Ranjith[] said this in sci.electronics.cad, at 2 Jan 2004
    No. ADS (Advanced Design Studio , IIRC) is a powerful design tool made by Agilent
    (former HP) for _very complex_ designs such as RF, telecom, power systems, etc...
    Being very advanced also means very expensive.
  5. Robert

    Robert Guest

    It used to be about $80K with all the options. But that included the EM
    simulators (2-D and 3-D) and Chip Layout tools as well as the rest of the
    standard ADS environment. That had a version of Spice, a Harmonic Balance
    simulation engine, a System simulator as well as quite a bit more that
    doesn't come back to me at the moment.
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