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CR-8000 - Advanced PCB Design Software
CR-8000 is a suite of applications that span the entire PCB engineering lifecycle. From architecture planning through system-level engineering and optimization to physical implementation and manufacturing.
CR-8000 is the only PCB design environment complemented by data management capabilities, providing comprehensive library, module, configuration, and release management.
From Architectural Planning to Physical Implementation
CR-8000 is a product-centric electronic system design solution that provides the tools to optimize a design at both the IC and PCB design level. Product-centric design processes provide architectural validation of the design against the requirements. Detailed design includes 2D/3D multi-board design and implementation, FPGA I/O optimization, chip/package/board co-design, and 3D MCAD integration. All in one design flow.
Partition complex systems into multiple connected PCBs
Manage IC, package and PCB in one single environment
Control releases, revisions and configurations with integrated data management
Why Renishaw choose to work with Zuken
Concept to Manufacturing PCB Design Software
CR-8000 is the only concept-to-manufacturing PCB Design Software that has been developed from the start to address the unique requirements of today’s ever-increasing challenges in system-level design optimization.
The software suite’s fully integrated design flow ranges from initial system planning, where critical design decisions are made about design partitioning, schematic capture, and circuit design and simulation, through to multi-board PBC layout with comprehensive design-for-manufacturing capabilities for optimized manufacturing outputs.
CR-8000 PCB Design Solutions
Ensure design integrity and manufacturability with embedded simulation and analysis tools and powerful design rule checks.
Save time and eliminate errors through centrally managed rules and constraints.
Manage multi-board designs as a coherent system within the boundaries of their mechanical enclosures.
Create and optimize the layout of system-in-package (SiP), package-on-package (PoP), and package-in-package (PiP) assemblies in 2D and 3D in their target PCB environment.
Control releases, revisions and configurations with an integrated data management environment.
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System Planner provides a system-level design environment for the architectural planning and optimization of electronic systems and products.
CR-8000 Design Gateway provides a platform for logical circuit design and verification of multi-board system-level electronic designs.
CR-8000 Design Force is the fastest, most effective PCB design solution available today. Design Force enables design teams to layout and verify their designs in the context of a complete system or product.
Design Force offers an intuitive, integrated environment for designing single and multi-die packages for wire-bond, flip-chip, and high density advanced packaging.
With a robust set of features for data preparation and embedded verification to verify manufacturing specifications, DFM Center addresses the challenges of the manufacturing process.
DS-CR supports the specific demands of PCB design data management. It combines multi-site library, design data, and configuration management capabilities into a unified engineering environment.
Just some of our satisfied customers
ONTEC faced a difficult challenge: develop a multimedia broadcasting product while complying with a customer’s electromagnetic interference requirements, all within a tight development schedule. ONTEC used Zuken’s CR-8000 with Keysight’s ADS (including SiPro) to meet the requirements of the challenge
A collection of testimonials from satisfied CR-8000 customers
Flexible and flexi-rigid PCBs are integral components within many of Renishaw’s products, and detailed signal integrity analysis is needed to ensure high speed digital signals can be transmitted with minimal distortion. Renishaw migrated to Design Gateway and Design Force, part of Zuken’s CR-8000 PCB design suite, primarily to help with the design and analysis of next-generation flexible PCBs.
With PCB data and process management solutions from Zuken, Endress + Hauser has standardized development and manufacturing processes across five geographically-distributed operations, enabling company-wide parts standardization, design-reuse and increased engineering productivity.
Toshiba faced a difficult design problem: their TransferJet™ technology was embedded in a customer cell phone, and when the next rev of the phone they needed to shrink the board and the module thickness. On top of that, they had to add RF matching to simplify the adoption of the module. Toshiba used Zuken’s CR-8000 Design Force with ANSYS analysis tools to accomplish the project.
Check out our latest webinars, white papers, blog posts, tech tips & more
This webinar introduces a solution that automatically updates the pin assignments of ICs and complex connectors in PCB designs by reading pinout lists of SoC modules and multi-pin connectors into CR-8000 Design Gateway and automatically creates all required connections, buses, and hierarchy links in the schematic.
This webinar will introduce the use of the Ansys Electronic Database (EDB) format to share information from CR-8000 Design Force to Ansys, the advantages beyond the former ANF-based interface, and how this can help users be more effective and productive.
In this webinar you will see how Design for Test (DfT) using TestWay from Aster Technologies can be integrated into a CR-8000 design flow to allow users to analyze their design at each stage of the design to delivery workflow, avoiding the traditional problems associated with traditional post-layout testing, prior to transfer of the CAD data to production.
As more organizations look to move their engineering IT to the cloud, we will present our essential guidelines and lessons learned to help you define your strategy to achieve your desired goals and plan for a sustainable migration.
The typical design flow for a power module is in MCAD, where only structural analysis is possible. Moving to a new design flow using CR-8000 Design Force also allows for electrical analysis too. This webinar will demonstrate the features and benefits of this new design flow.
Failing to adhere to Electrical insulation requirements could prevent your product from being released. Zuken's CR-8000 constraints management and safety standard checking tools can help you meet the required IPC standards.
Latest Release Information
CR-8000 advances system-level PCB design with significant enhancements in analog simulation, SI analysis, and intelligent layout and routing
The CR-8000 2021 release features more than 150 enhancements across the tool suite ranging from architectural planning, system-level schematic design and verification, 3D multi-board and advanced packing layout
PCB Design Blog
Zuken's Custom Development Group has developed a solution that enables simultaneous IC, connector, and PCB development by automating the updating of pin assignments in PCB design.
PDN impedance is becoming more and more of a headache for PCB designers as IC vendors are defining increasingly tight so-called ‘target impedance limits’. This article explains what PDN impedance means for PCB designers and what to pay particular attention to.
CR-8000 Design Force 2021 offers a wealth of new features and improved functionality. Check out the top benefits for PCB Designers in the newest release.
For many years, the layout of a printed circuit board in 2D was sufficient for most mainstream technologies. Today, however, product developers in the electronics industry are facing new challenges, triggered by megatrends such as the Internet of Things. Can today's CAD tools deliver on today's advanced requirements and harness the power of new technologies?
The BMWI is funding a multi-million Euro research consortium in the area of artificial intelligence research where Zuken is collaborating as one of the industry software partners.
EMC problems are often responsible for re-design cycles in PCB design practice. Due to ever shorter innovation cycles of for example cell phones or IoT applications, such as fitness trackers or smartwatches, and many other electronic products, these time-consuming re-design cycles should be avoided under all circumstances.