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2 MB. Its primary purpose was to provide me with ready access to commonly needed
formulas and reference material while performing my work as an RF system and circuit
design engineer. The World Wide Web (Internet) was largely an unknown entity at
the time and bandwidth was a scarce commodity. Dial-up modems blazed along at 14.4 kbps
while tying up your telephone line, and a nice lady's voice announced "You've Got
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ADS has no demo - RF Cafe Forums
RF Cafe Forums closed its virtual doors in 2012 mainly due to other social media
platforms dominating public commenting venues. RF Cafe Forums began sometime around
August of 2003 and was quite well-attended for many years. By 2010, Facebook and
Twitter were overwhelmingly dominating online personal interaction, and RF Cafe
Forums activity dropped off precipitously. If the folks at
phpBB would release a version with integrated
sign-in from the major social media platforms, I would resurrect the RF Cafe Forums,
but until then it is probably not worth the effort. Regardless, there are still
lots of great posts in the archive that ware worth looking at.
Below are the old forum threads, including responses to the original posts.
|-- Amateur Radio
Gripes & Humor
-- CAE, CAD, &
Test & Measurement
Post subject: ADS has no demo
Unread postPosted: Tue Jul
27, 2004 1:58 pm
Unfortunately, and for what ever reason, ADS
does not offer a deomo like Ansoft, Eagleware, and Microwave office.
Ansoft has a fairly robust student version which you can download for
free. Microwave office and Eagleware offer 30 day trials for their full
version software. ADS "may" bring in a copy for you to evaluate, but
unless your a potential customer or you are already with a company in
which Agilent wants to get there foot in the door, it is doubtful.
Tue Jul 27, 2004 2:31 pm
Well with all the respect
to all of the software tools you mentioned, you can't compare the performance
of ADS to those. Therefore, Agilent keeps themselves the "right" of
not distributing a demo to customers, as they are and were prominent
in the EDA domain
Unread postPosted: Tue Jul 27, 2004 3:43 pm
Joined: Sun Aug 03, 2003
Location: Erie, PA
You are quite right
about the dominance of ADS.
Kirt Blattenberger :smt024