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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.

CR-8000 - Advanced PCB Design Software
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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.

Building blocks

Explore implementation approaches on a system level

Partitioning

Partition complex systems into multiple connected PCBs

IC package

Manage IC, package and PCB in one single environment

Data Management

Control releases, revisions and configurations with integrated data management

Why Renishaw choose to work with Zuken

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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.

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CR-8000 PCB Design Solutions

System-Level Design

CR-8000 is a comprehensive engineering and design environment that enables engineers to define and validate the architecture of new designs on a functional level using a mix of functional blocks that can be referenced to existing schematics.

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.

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CR-8000 Products

  • Products
October 01, 2018
System Planner

System Planner provides a system-level design environment for the architectural planning and optimization of electronic systems and products.

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Architecture Design and Validation
  • Products
October 01, 2018
Design Gateway

CR-8000 Design Gateway provides a platform for logical circuit design and verification of multi-board system-level electronic designs.

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System Level Circuit Engineering
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October 01, 2018
Design Force

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.

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3D Multi-board PCB Design
  • Products
January 03, 2019
Design Force Advanced Packaging

Design Force offers an intuitive, integrated environment for designing single and multi-die packages for wire-bond, flip-chip, and high density advanced packaging.

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IC Package and PCB Co-design
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October 01, 2018
DFM Center

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.

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PCB Design for Manufacturing
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October 01, 2018
DS-CR

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.

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PCB Design Data Management

CR-8000 Free Board Viewer

Share and review native design information to enhance communication during product development
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Just some of our satisfied customers

  • Case Study
September 26, 2018
Renishaw

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.

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Better fit and impedance control for complex flexible PCBs in metrology instruments.
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September 26, 2018
Toshiba

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.

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significantly reduce product size with 3D chip, package, board co-design.

CR-8000 Resources

Check out our latest webinars, white papers, blog posts, tech tips & more

  • Webinar
March 08, 2022
An Efficient Design Flow For IC Power Module Design

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.

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  • Webinar
September 27, 2021
Automatic Block Update with CR-8000 Design Gateway

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.

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  • Webinar
September 15, 2021
CR-8000 with the Ansys Electronic Desktop

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.

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  • Webinar
August 19, 2021
Silicon Expert Part Information Management integration with CR-8000

Zuken and SiliconExpert have partnered to deliver critical component information within CR-8000 and DS-CR design and library data environments. Make more informed component selection decisions and review part information, resulting in higher quality products and lower overall costs in less time. 

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  • Webinar
August 19, 2021
Design for Test: Using TestWay to drive Digital Continuity from Design through to Production

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.

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  • Webinar
August 18, 2021
Managed Services: Running your Engineering IT Environment in the Cloud

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.

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PCB Design Blog

  • Blog
January 24, 2022
Measuring the Earth

EREMS, a French enterprise specializing in the design and realization of high-tech electronic equipment and of associated software for Space, Defense, and Aeronautics uses CR-8000 and DS-CR from Zuken for the design and lifecycle management of flight electronics, ground electronic equipment, and test benches.

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  • Blog
December 13, 2021
High Speed Design Demystified: LPDDR4 Design Explained

A trend towards low power design prevails in the electronics industry today and is not likely to change in the near future. This development is driven by many reasons but primarily by the performance and storage density demands of mobile devices, where a reduction of the power consumption is crucial to extending battery life without sacrificing the bandwidth. This comprehensive guide helps you mitigate LPDDR4 Design.

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  • Blog
October 07, 2021
Automatic Block Update: Automatically generate FPGA pin assignments in Design Gateway designs

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.

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  • Blog
September 20, 2021
What PDN Target Impedance Means for PCB Designers

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.

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  • Blog
July 08, 2021
Top 5 Benefits for PCB Designers in CR-8000 Design Force 2021

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.

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  • Blog
June 03, 2021
Is 3D Electronics Design keeping up with today's Trends?

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?

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