# What exactly are terms in ADS? [closed]

I have been using them to simulate my s-parameter tests, but I'm not sure what they are exactly. Are they simply some impedance that simulates an infinite transmission line?

• Show a schematic, or a screenshot of the ADS window. – analogsystemsrf Apr 2 '17 at 1:51

They might also (I don't remember this detail) also be used to generate stimulus signals for S-parameter simulations, (For example, so you not only get the $S_{21}$ but also get $S_{12}$) but if you want this behavior it would be more clear to use a Port device than a Term.