by Forrest Sheng Bao http://fsbao.net
Agilent ADS is a great tool for circuit simulation on Linux.
1. Install ksh
sudo apt-get install ksh
2. Download and extract ADS2009 installation files. Enter the directory that stores all installation files. Run
and follow on-screen instructions.
Be sure to set the proper path for ADS2009. ADS2009 could be very big, 5.5 GB. So it is better to install it on a separate partition other than your root partition, like below.
3. Set necessary environmental variables. The
HPEESOF_DIR environmental variable should be set to be equal to the path to the installation directory and add
$PATH. Activate new environmental variables (You can logout and login again or
source profile files.)
4. (Optional for 64-bit Linux) Install 32-bit libmotif. First, download 32-bit libmotif.
For Jaunty Jackalope, you can download it from http://packages.ubuntu.com/jaunty/libmotif3
Then, extract the deb package. One file you can find from extracted libmotif3 deb package is
data.tar.gz in libmotif3 deb package contains all 32-bit libmotif3 libraries required by ADS2009. Extract it and you shall find a directory called
usr in it. Enter that directory and enter the
lib subdirectory. Copy every *.so.* file into
/usr/lib32 (You may need root privilege to do so).
5. Add license server at pop-up window when your first type ads on the shell for the first time. This step depends on your license type. For me, I connect to a license server. For you, maybe it is a license file.
Now you are ready to run ADS2009.