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What the world is saying about Zuken's CR-8000

Below is a selection of published articles and editorial coverage from the global media about Zuken and our offerings, with direct links to the online media web pages.

A System of Systems Design Approach

Digital EngineeringCR-8000 moves the architecture-optimized design seamlessly into detailed design, preserving all the architectural decisions without any data re-entry. Using CR-8000’s 3D PCB design platform, the system can be implemented and verified as a multi-board system with the MCAD enclosure.

Zuken's Design Solution for Multi-board Systems

Lifecycle Insights logoZuken’s CR-8000 is one of the few suites of ECAD software that has added those new capabilities along the way.

Performing Manufacturability Checks Early to Reduce to Market

Printed Circuit Design & FabOne of the great challenges of bringing a new electronic product to market is validating the design against the requirements of the printed circuit board (PCB) manufacturing process. The challenge is acute for OEMs that use boards built by different contract manufacturers using different processes, because each may have their own particular design rules.

Optimizing Component Selection by Connecting the Designer to the Supply Chain

Printed Circuit Design & FabNew tools overcome obsolete data management approaches that fail to remedy part cost and availability changes.

Is Fan-out Wafer-level Packaging Right for Your Product?

Printed Circuit Design & FabNew CAD tools feature virtual prototyping for evaluating effects of packaging architecture on functionality, cost, weight and size.

Made to Measure

Develop3D logoPCB designers and mechanical design engineers at metrology company Renishaw are able to collaborate more successfully and save time since using Zuken’s CR-8000 platform.

Aras and Zuken Blend PLM and EDM

Design NewsIn this move toward design tool integration, Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software provider Aras Corp. and EDM company Zuken have put together an integrated platform to help design engineers manage cross-discipline product development. The platform brings together electrical and electronic design data from design creation to manufacturing and makes it available to PLM users. The new solution was created to span enterprise processes across the lifecycle, as well as detailed electrical design and manufacturing.

 Getting Signal Integrity Right by Design

PCB Design 007As clock frequencies increase and active devices and interconnect traces shrink and are placed ever closer together, signal integrity (SI) becomes an increasing challenge. Today, SI is typically addressed late in the design process after the PCB layout has been completed by performing complex and time-consuming 3D extractions and simulations for high-speed lines.

  Product-Centric PCB Software Updated

Desktop EngineeringCR-8000’s new concurrent multi-area PCB design capability enables engineering teams to work on and modify the same design area simultaneously. This capability, says Zuken, can reduce overall design time as well as make the best use of globally dispersed teams.

Zuken Comfortable in the Ring with EDA Heavyweights

Engineering.com logoZuken came of Yokohama, Japan, in 1976, so that it dominates printed circuit board (PCB) design in Japan should come as no surprise. “We are the dominant PCB software tool for Japanese electronics firms and every Japanese automaker uses Zuken for wire harnesses,” said Kent McLeroth, CEO of Zuken USA, who hopes to bring the same level of success to the West.

 Zuken Conference Transforms PCB Design Landscape

Printed Circuit Design & FabDuring the past 35 years, end-to-end design has been a relatively backburner topic, but Zuken has designs on making that a thing of the past.

Product-level architectural validation is the missing link of design flow

EDN NetworkProduct-level architectural validation bridges the procedural gap between the marketing requirements definition and detailed design work. During this high-level phase, critical decisions are made that affect the product’s functionality, size, cost, and other key parameters. These decisions include the number and shape of the boards, size and shape of the enclosure, size of the display, number and location of connectors, battery configuration, radio frequency (RF) planning, block reuse, etc.

Accelerating the Design Cycle : Moving from Discipline-Centric to Product-Centric Design

PCB Design 007Defining the characteristics of a new product, such as features, size, weight, and battery life, is the job of marketing. Realizing those design requirements is the responsibility of a multidisciplinary team consisting of product architects, hardware engineers, software engineers, mechanical engineers, packaging engineering, manufacturing engineers, purchasers, etc. Today, the design process in most cases fans out from the requirements as defined by marketing into multiple independent design threads that converge at the prototype.

PCB West 2015: Blurring the Line Between Mechanical and Electrical CAD

DE Desktop Engineering

The increasing complexity of SoCs ,with a new generation of designs that combine multiple chips in a single package, is creating new challenges in the design of packages, PCBs, and ICs. The process typically involves three independent design processes—chip, package and PCB—carried out with point tools whose interface requires time-consuming manual processes prone to error and limit the potential for reuse.

Optimizing cost and performance with 3D chip/package/board co-design

Techonline

The increasing complexity of SoCs ,with a new generation of designs that combine multiple chips in a single package, is creating new challenges in the design of packages, PCBs, and ICs. The process typically involves three independent design processes—chip, package and PCB—carried out with point tools whose interface requires time-consuming manual processes prone to error and limit the potential for reuse.

Get to Market Faster with Modular Circuit Design

Electronic Engineering Journal

The key to successful modular circuit design is a data management system that can store and control access to modular reusable blocks, manage information that is critical to design reuse, such as the layer structure of a routed block, and interface easily with the circuit design software. The end result is a reduction in time during schematic capture and PCB design, along with fewer design errors, making it possible to bring quality products to market faster.

Comment: Product-centric design is the right approach

Electronics Weekly

For as long as many of us can remember, the PCB has been at the centre of the product design process...

Zuken: Going Meta on Automotive Design

EDACafePenny Aycinena interviews Reinhold Blank, Zuken Business Director for Automotive, about Zuken's recent acquisition of the software IP from Intedis and Zuken's activity in the Automotive market.

Design shifts from PCB- to product-centric

EDN NetworkA key aspect of product-centric design is product-based virtual prototyping for architectural validation against product requirements. A virtual prototyping process where cost, number of PCBs, weight, size, enclosure fit, and more, can be evaluated collaboratively with the ability to make trade-offs before committing to detailed design significantly lowers delivery risk.

Spatial Corp. Announces Keynote Speaker for Annual 3D Insiders’ Summit

 

EDACafe

Spatial Corp., the leading provider of 3D development components for design, manufacturing and engineering solutions, today announced the keynote speaker for their annual 3D Insiders’ Summit 2014, October 15-16 in Broomfield, Colorado. Bob Potock, the VP of Marketing for Zuken Americas, a global leader in electronic design automation software, will open the highly anticipated summit. Potock will speak on “The Shift to Product-Centric Design and the 3D Convergence.”

Product-Centric Design with Virtual Prototyping

Electronic Engineering JournalAs engineers, it's easy to get the feeling that your PCB is the center of the design universe. But, it's important to remember that we are designing products, not just boards, and a product-centric design methodology is essential to creating the competitive products that customers demand. Product level virtual prototyping validates that your detailed design approach can support the product requirements. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton and Bob Potock explore the concept of product-centric design with virtual prototyping and highlight how it differs from traditional, PCB-centric design.

Multisite Concurrent Design: Tips and Best Practices

PCB Design 007

What does concurrent design mean to you? Chances are, if you ask six different engineers or designers you will get six different responses. Their responses will vary based on the types of industries they are in and their experience in this area. Craig Armenti, Zuken, offers some Multisite concurrent design tips and best practises.

Power Integrity and Power Distribution Design Tips

Printed Circuit Design & Fab

Griff Derryberry, Zuken, provides some design tips on how to treat every power distribution system as a custom design.

Zuken Driving Chip-package Co-design

PCB Design 007Humair Mandavia, executive director, SOZO Center, and Steve Watt, senior application engineer, both of Zuken, join Editor Andy Shaughnessy to discuss chip-package co-design, a challenge many users face.

Interview with Zuken (Kazuhiro Kariya -Director and chief technology officer) Automotive, defense and aerospace, industrial and medical sectors are main targets

Semiconportal - EmergingTech from Japan In the CAD/CAM system arena, when it comes to EDA for PCB design, Zuken Corp. retains its lead in Japan and the second position in the global market...

Kazuhiro Kariya, director and chief technology officer, is in charge of the EDA business. He discussed Zuken's current business and future plans...

The future of PCB design tools

ConnectingIndustry.com/Electronics

With the explosion in tablet design, and other products that require multi-core, multi-processing functionality, PCB design has faced many challenges, says Nikola Kontic, Business Development Manager at Zuken - not just in terms of chip and multi-board technologies, but also in the realm of space-conscious design for manufacture, but there is now a solution.

The Design Challenges of Complex Automotive Electronics

The PCB MagazineIncreasing electronic content of automotive vehicles is creating a wide range of design challenges for electrical engineers in the automotive industry. The large number of electronic components in today’s vehicles and the huge number of possible combinations of optional equipment make it more difficult than ever to meet physical constraints. Frequency and power consumption of automotive electronics are rising at a rapid pace, making it harder to maintain the signal and power integrity of the design. The increase in the number and complexity of electronic systems also creates challenges in managing and securing the vast amount of data involved in the automotive design process...

Humair Mandavia & Nikola Kontic - Zuken

Solving ECAD/MCAD Co-Design

Printed Circuit Design & Fab"Existing advanced methodologies for cross-discipline co-design, and new methodologies for resolving their gaps. As products deliver more functionality, requiring greater electronic and mechanical design complexity, while also shrinking in size, packaging and electronics assemblies are becoming more tightly integrated than ever..."

Humair Mandavia - Zuken

Got Zuken? There's a New Enterprise-Level PCB/System Design Player in Town!

EE Times

"Zuken's presence has been steadily growing in North America over the last 10 years or so in certain areas, such as the military and aerospace markets. This tells you something right there, because the big American Mil-Aero contractors are strongly incentivized to purchase their EDA tools from 100 percent 'Red, White, and Blue' American companies. Thus, the fact that so many of them are using Zuken's tools has to make one pause for thought."Max Maxfield - EETimes

Zuken Eyes U.S. Expansion With a Message Around Product-Level Design

DE Desktop Engineering"Instead of the PCB board being the centerpiece of the design process, Zuken is focused on what it calls product-level design abstraction, where the software addresses systems planning at a holistic product level, bringing the various engineering silos together early on in the development process with the idea of avoiding problems before the design is fully evolved."

Beth Stackpole - DE

Top Tips for Multi-board Design Using a System-level Approach

Printed Circuit Design & Fab

"In my time working with companies in the automotive, telecom/wireless and defense industries, I often hear of the many issues facing design teams as they tackle projects made up of multiple PCBs connected by flexible PCBs, cables, or with a backplane board."Humair Mandavia - Zuken

A Small Leak can Sink a Great Ship: EMC Behavior of Traces Crossing Split Planes

The PCB MagazineIt has been known for several years, discussed regularly in all the relevant high-speed design books and found in practically all PCB design guidelines: A trace crossing a split or gap with reference planes is a major EMC design rule violation. Ignore this and you could significantly impact the return current and the noise behavior of the PCB.

Ralf Bruening - Zuken

Impact of electronics design methods in the automotive industry

eetimes europe automotive

The increase in electronic modules adds a new complexity to the overall product design of a car, while at the same time, introduces many new factors that have to be considered to allow the industry to be viable and competitive in the long term. Factors such as reliability, modular design, and data management are a few examples. As we steer into an era of alternative fuel cars, we need to take into account that the inclusion of electronics in vehicles will only increase. So it is vital to understand how electronic design matures alongside the other disciplines in the overall product design cycle, and how it impacts the bottom line in vehicle production. Humair Mandavia - Zuken