A-Z of CADSTAR technology
Zuken’s interactive 3D ECAD tool, Board Modeler Lite, enables mechanical and electronic design collaboration allowing the PCB designer to work in 3D, enhancing the design flow by reducing the number of iterations. Board Modeler Lite provides an optimized environment specifically for concurrent electronics design and mechanical verification of PCB layouts, significantly enhancing efficiency and accuracy. Board Modeler Lite also interfaces with any MCAD system, and with supported physical verification tools.
As design constraints increase in complexity, CADSTAR Constraint Browser simplifies constraint management by providing a fast and effective method to enter the most complex of rules. The Constraint Browser guides engineers through a fully integrated, constraints-driven design methodology to meet high-speed performance requirements, reducing design costs and time-to-market by eliminating unnecessary prototypes and re-engineering cycles.
The CADSTAR Design Viewer is a free download that lets you share and access CADSTAR design data very easily on any of your preferred Windows platforms.
CADSTAR Design Viewer Plus allows the creation of
full manufacturing data, BOMs and custom
The CADSTAR EMC Adviser helps designers - EMC specialists and non-specialists alike - to predict, analyze and control design issues that may cause EMC/EMI problems. It gives PCB designers full and easy control over various types of design constraints that effect overall electromagnetic compliance of boards.
CADSTAR Express is a free PCB design software providing a quick and easy way for you to experience all the functionality of CADSTAR, limited to 300 pins and 50 components, plus the opportunity to experience Zuken's advanced P.R.Editor XR 2000.
The Native IDF interface is connecting CADSTAR PCB Design to MCAD solutions.
CADSTAR features extensive on-line libraries from which you can choose ready-made parts. Create additional parts with CADSTAR's easy-to-use symbol and component wizard.
Zuken provides you with a free online library of more than 250,000 parts from leading vendors such as Actel, Analog Devices, Intel, Texas and Zetex.
Easy to learn and fast to use, the constraint driven approach of CADSTAR PCB layout helps you create right-first-time designs, no matter what the complexity - from designs that are single-sided and double-sided, through to more advanced technologies involved in multilayer, SMT and RF designs.
CADSTAR Placement Planner enables the engineer to engage the placement process during logical circuit design. As an add-on to CADSTAR Schematics, Placement Planner is intended to help electronic engineers communicate their intent and provide guidance to the PCB designer more effectively.
CADSTAR Power Integrity Advance provides fast and practical power integrity and electromagnetic interference analysis within the CADSTAR PCB design flow, offering EMI, AC and DC power analysis to help you determine the best decoupling and power distribution strategy for your layout.
CADSTAR Redlining allows you to quickly mark-up designs during review and make it easy to communicate design issues. These markers can be added to the CADSTAR design without changing the actual PCB or Schematic.
CADSTAR Schematics is a highly integrated front-end solution, providing a smooth and error-free transition (forward & back annotation) between schematics and PCB, easy to learn and use for both occasional and frequent users that provides a fast and efficient way of capturing electronic design intent, rules and constraints for smooth and error-free transition to PCB layout.
CADSTAR SI Verify offers a complete concurrent and post-layout signal integrity solution that enables engineers, layout designers and specialists within a development team to collaborate, organize, constrain, and verify their design in a seamless process. This helps them work more effectively, minimize costs, and improve overall time to market.
CADSTAR Variant Manager allows you to manage all the variants of a design for multiple product and international requirements, including storing all information in a single Schematic and PCB design file, each with its own Bill of Materials (BOM).
Routing technology is no longer about intelligence alone, it focuses on strategic implementation and combines the two within a single environment that can be used by all – from engineers to specialist designers.
With access to all of the routing tools available in either P.R.Editor application, at the core of the DRAGON Autorouter is the Routing Strategy Environment (RSE), and unlike traditional autorouting platforms it allows easy setup and control of all of the routing tools.
MRP-Link*, the component list and BOM management system, comprises several powerful CAD manufacturer-neutral modules. An SQL database is used as the central element that ensures maximum flexibility for optimised and rapid integration into ERP/PLM systems - supplied by Third-party: CSK
With its mix of manual, auto-interactive and automatic tools for PCB placement and routing, the CADSTAR Place and Route Editor has been optimized for performance, quality and manufacturability to meet today’s advanced technology design challenges.
Zuken's highest level router. Including all of the features and functionality found within Place and Route Editor XR2000, Place and Route Editor XR 5000HS (high-speed) offers specific additional functionality targeted for high-speed PCB design, such as DDR2, DDR3, DDR4 and PCI Express.
The Rules-by-Area package is a powerful extension to the CADSTAR P.R.Editor XR 2000 tool-set that enhances Zuken’s routing technology by allowing the association of different design rules to different areas of the design.
- included within P.R.Editor XR 5000HS.
SamacSys PCB Part Libraries is a live library of more than 7 million free, high-quality PCB symbols and footprints for CADSTAR. The library contains IPC standard, quality-checked components; rather than static files that quickly date.
Variant Managers allow the designer to change any part of a design to match different product and international requirements, storing all the information in a single schematic design file. It also creates multiple BOMs (bills of materials) for each variant in the early stage of the product design cycle, allowing purchasing departments time to negotiate component costs.
Engineers can spend a lot of time searching for the correct components to use in a product design. This reduces the amount of time available for design or innovation. To help, CADSTAR now includes a web part search function which allows engineers to search online part information directly from within the design tool, from partners such as SamacSys, Digi-Key, and more.
Würth Elektronik offers free-of-charge passive component libraries for CADSTAR. The libraries allow users to simply download the correct components and start designing.