CR-8000 / CR-5000 Customer Success Stories

Learn how Zuken's CR-8000 / CR-5000 for Advanced PCB Design has helped a variety of companies achieve their goals.

Success Stories


Arburg gets designs right the first time with a constraints-based design process.

ARBURG is one of the world‘s leading manufacturers of injection molding machines

  • CR-5000 is a pivotal element in enabling ARBURG to respond flexibly to both market and customer requirements in extremely short development cycles.
  • With CR-5000 the company now has a tool for a fast and reliable design process, which enables error-free products right from the start of development thanks to a constraints-based design process.
  • The constantly increasing requirements in high-speed PCB design are effortlessly met by the combination of CR-5000 Board Designer, Lightning Realize and the Dragon Autorouter

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Endress+Hauser standardizes PCB engineering and production processes for industrial measurement products across distributed locations.

Endress+Hauser is a global leader in measurement instrumentation, services and solutions for industrial process engineering, with a network of 100 companies in 44 countries.

  • PCB engineering toolsets standardized across five operations
  • Creation of a single, central CAD library incorporating unified parameters for all operations
  • Unification of material master data for all operations
  • Synchronization of component information in Zuken DS-2

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Renishaw gets better fit and impedance control for complex flexible PCBs in metrology instruments using CR-8000

Renishaw is a global company with core skills in measurement, motion control, spectroscopy and precision machining.

  • Flexible PCB and housing fit issues are fixed early in the design flow due to enhanced collaboration between electronic and mechanical design, saving considerable time.
  • Easier controlled impedance routing for high frequency signals using electromagnetic field solvers in Design Force.
  • 3D placement means PCB designers can create the ‘perfect’ layout.
  • What if’ scenarios can be viewed by bending the flexible PCB.

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Rohde & Schwarz manages variants with increased efficiency using Zuken’s CR-5000 suite

Rhode & Schwarz produces measurement, broadcasting, secure communications, radio monitoring and radiolocation equipment

  • End-to-end engineering flow implemented using CR-5000
  • Full configuration bandwidth can be defined within the schematic.

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Toshiba achieved significant product size reduction using 3D chip, package, board co-design in CR-8000 Design Force

Toshiba semiconductors and storage products make possible today’s latest smartphones, tablets, ebooks, digital cameras, head mounted devices, medical devices, automotive applications, networking, enterprise applications, and PC and notebook storage.

  • Reduction of board and module size by combining chip, package, and board into a 3D design structure for co-design feasibility studies.
  • Easy location and correction of design issues due to tight coupling between CR-8000 and ANSYS analysis tools.
  • RF matching simplified adoption of the new module.

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CR-8000 / CR-5000 - Advanced PCB Design Software


Cummins Power Generation

Cummins Power"With design teams around the world, we need a PCB and system-level design platform that allows our teams to work concurrently and also deals with complex multi-board designs. Zuken’s CR-8000 Design Gateway and Design Force does this and more. Because of advanced multi-board capabilities and an integrated high-speed design environment, we collaborate effectively while pushing technology boundaries, which play an important role in our product development."

- Jerry Murray, PCB design team leader


E5D"We extensively use CR-5000 Lightning Power Integrity Advance in our designs to support our 'right first time' design process. It helps us to identify problems at the earliest stages, eliminating design re-spins and reducing our overall development costs."

- Jeff Williams, design manager


Enics"We aim to be the partner of choice for Industrial focused OEMs when they are looking for professional EMS solutions. With Zuken’s CR-8000 Design Force we have state-of-the-art technology to help us respond to the latest trends in the electronics industry. We also expect to see a remarkable boost in productivity due to a more streamlined process and tighter integration with simulation tools."

- Patrik Modig, Site Manager

Kardinal Microsystems

Kardinal Microsystems“We have extremely ambitious goals that require state-of-the-art design solutions and a partner with a proven history of technological innovation. Zuken USA has the technology we need; particularly in the area of chip/package/board co-design. This partnership is essential for our business to succeed.”

- Pascal Nsame, CEO and Founder


Microsoft"Zuken’s DS-2 data management software offered everything we needed. As the Surface™ portfolio of products grew, data management for electrical design became an increasingly critical element of our process, and we were excited about the opportunity DS-2 provides to better integrate supply chain optimization directly into design decisions right at the engineer’s desktop. We are in the second phase of deployment managing our component library, and so far we are very pleased with the results."

- Erik von Fuchs, Director of Engineering, Surface Products, Microsoft Corporation

Norbit ODM

Norbit ODM"Working with Zuken will enable us to take the next step in product innovation, bring about design efficiencies and allow us to have more control over our systems."

Per Jørgen Weisethaunet, CEO

Panasonic Corporation

Panasonic"In the development of the world's thinnest and lightest 20-inch large-screen 4K tablet, CR-8000 Design Force’s system-level SI and thermal analysis effectively reduced the number of design spins during the project. Due to the success of this project, we will make more efforts with Zuken to develop our next generation 4K tablet using CR-8000 Design Force."

- Mr. Kiyoshi Nakanishi, 4K Tablet development manager


Pegatron"Previous CAD architecture had already become dated and we were encountering limitations in our ability to respond to new circuit board technologies, and in keeping up with the latest software technologies. We have nothing but high praise for the Zuken development team, who produced results through active efforts under Pegatron proprietary technical requirements, and the outstanding flexibility of CR-8000, which has enabled us to pursue expanded functionality on our own. We are confident that utilizing this data and transferring design data will help us to expand our company's business."

- Mr. Steven Huang, Senior Director RD Center-EA, SIM & CAE Division

Rohde & Schwarz

Rohde & Schwarz"It was our objective for development engineers to get the ability to define the full configuration bandwidth upfront during schematics definition, so that the schematic becomes the master document for manufacturing project execution."

Siegfried Doser and Robert Hahn, development support

Siemens Rail Automation

Siemens"We’ve found that System Planner and Design Gateway help our design teams collaborate effectively throughout our electronic system design process because our requirements are managed and implemented in one integrated environment. We are able to complete our technical feasibility studies earlier, which enables us to provide a major benefit to our customers by getting quotations to them faster."

- Michael Flügel, project manager EDA software, Siemens Rail Automation