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CR-8000 - Advanced PCB Design Software
CR-8000 provides a comprehensive PCB design software solution that supports the development of complex electronic assemblies from concept to manufacturing. Its architecture design and verification capabilities, seamless multi-board PCB layout with MCAD integration, SI/PI analysis tools, and chip/package/board co-design functionality make it the preferred choice for engineers working on complex and challenging PCB subsystem designs.
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PCB Design Software - From Concept to Manufacturing
CR-8000's end-to-end integrated design flow extends from initial system planning, where fundamental decisions are made about partitioning, component selection, form, fit and function of the product or system, through the creation of detailed schematics and layout of single and multi-board PCB systems, to manufacturing optimisation. A modular, object-oriented architecture ensures consistency of all data and versions from concept to production.
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
Empower Your PCB Design Process
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
CR-8000 enables engineers to define and validate the architecture of new PCB designs at a functional level before starting the detailed design. They can describe different functional blocks or insert them from existing designs and define their interactions. This gives them a clear idea of how the components will work together.
The system-level circuit design capability of CR-8000 allows designers to view and optimise the entire electronic system as a whole. With integrated simulation and analysis tools, they can evaluate the system’s performance, signal integrity, current distribution and thermal characteristics. This helps identify and correct potential problems early on to ensure design integrity. In addition, CR-8000 provides powerful design rule checks to ensure that the design meets the specific requirements and standards of different manufacturing sites. These rules are configurable and can cover various aspects such as electrical, mechanical and manufacturing requirements.
With centrally managed design rule sets and constraints, CR-8000 enables significant time savings and helps avoid errors. This feature ensures that all design decisions and constraints can be set in one central location and automatically applied to the entire project. This increases productivity and minimises the risk of design errors, ultimately saving time and money.
CR-8000 facilitates the efficient processing of multiple PCB designs as a cohesive multi-board system within the confines of their mechanical enclosure. By combining 2D and 3D design views, CR-8000 provides designers with a comprehensive perspective on their multi-board design. Users can view the individual PCBs within the system in detail while visualising their interaction and impact on the entire system.
Chip package and PCB co-design in CR-8000 enables the efficient creation and optimisation of the layout of System in Package (SiP), Package on Package (PoP) and Package in Package (PiP) assemblies. With CR-8000, designers can create and optimise the layout of these complex subassemblies in both 2D and 3D, taking into account the target board environment. By tightly integrating the chip package and PCB design, designers can improve the performance, signal integrity and thermal performance of the assemblies. They can optimise component placement, routing paths and interconnect paths to ensure optimal signal integrity and efficient power distribution.
Integrated library and design data management capability in CR-8000 provides comprehensive management and control of releases, revisions and configurations. With this functionality, users can track the entire lifecycle of their library and design data. They can create different versions, define releases for specific development stages and track changes to their designs. The central management of the data ensures that all team members always have access to the latest information and can work together on the designs.
Why Renishaw choose to work with Zuken
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
Working in safety - this is the value proposition of Pizzato Elettrica, a well-established industrial safety company based in Marostica, Italy, which has chosen Zuken to implement a solution that integrates its electronic design environment with the company's PDM infrastructure.
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
Using the example of the analysis of SerDes transmission paths such as PCI Express, SATA or USB3, we explain the methodology of an analysis- and constraint-driven assembly development with CR-8000 Design Force.
DS-CR is closely interlinked with CR-8000 and often connected to company-wide PDM, PLM or ERP environments. In this session we will review a bidirectional cross-system change management process spanning 3D Experience from Dassault Systèmes and CR-8000/DS-CR from Zuken
Zuken and SiliconExpert have partnered to deliver critical component information to engineers within the CR-8000 and DS-CR design and library data environments. The integration enables engineers to make better-informed component selection decisions while being able to review a wealth of part information, resulting in higher quality products and lower overall costs and reducing effort in part selection.
With its support of 3D, CR-8000 Design Force offers the possibility of validating PCB designs against the mechanical envelope. In this session you will learn how to use formats such as IDX and JT in Design Force or, alternatively, how to import native 3D data from various MCAD systems.
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.
PCB Design Blog
Printed Circuit Board design has been at the core of electronic innovation for decades. However, as technology continues to advance, PCB design faces new challenges that make it increasingly complex and demanding.
The 2023 release of CR-8000 brings about a substantial reduction in the effort required to reuse existing designs across the engineering frontend, Design Gateway, as well as the layout and routing applications within Design Force.
Pizzato Elettrica, a renowned industrial safety company is dedicated to promoting a culture of safety in various industries. By selecting CR-8000 and DS-CR, Pizzato has seamlessly integrated its electronic design environment with its PDM infrastructure.
On our way to achieving sustainable product development, we ask ourselves one central question: how do we engineer products so future generations have enough resources to prosper? Up to four-fifths of a product's lifetime emissions are determined by decisions made at the design stage. Having all the tools needed to get those decisions right is essential for designing sustainable products that meet performance and quality requirements while using fewer resources across the entire life cycle.