CAE integration

CAE integration is a key part of the design process in order to realize product design. As designs have grown in size and complexity so has the need to improve the "front-end" design system to enable the engineer to achieve the goals.

CAE systems include the schematic capture and all its surrounding infrastructure of language based design (HDL) and simulation, analog simulation, RF design and simulation. Because the complexity of the components used within designs is increasing, it is necessary that large pin count devices are created quickly and easily.

In addition, the front-end system has to integrate into the existing infrastructure in order to realize the full potential of the EDA system.

Zuken offers integration with industry leading CAE tools including:

  • Mentor Graphics HDL Designer
  • Aldec Active-HDL
  • Mentor Graphics ModelSim
  • Synopsys Synplify

FPGA design

  • Altera Quartus II
  • Xilinx Vivado
  • Xilinx ISE
  • Lattice Diamond
  • Microsemi Libero

Analog designer

  • Synopsys HSPICE
  • Cadence PSpice
  • Spice2g6

RF designer

  • Agilent Advanced Design System (ADS)
  • AWR Microwave Office
  • CST Microwave Studio

Test and verification

  • JTAG Boundary Scan

Our schematic entry tools System Designer and Design Gateway have a flexible architecture which allows the toolset to be customized. This reduces the learning curve while making it closely integrated to existing infrastructure.

Cabling Designer allows users to capture the logical design of the complete system and plan the physical wiring used within the product. Wiring can be defined and connected between "black box" units or units that refer to a System Designer PCB, allowing the next level of hierarchy in the complete system design to be captured graphically and used within the EDA system.

Zuken is dedicated to helping you achieve success on your design projects. Leveraging industry leading-edge CAE tools and proven flows, we provide solutions that address the business and technical challenges. Our expertise and experience in all aspects of the design process offer you a low-risk path to getting your products to market on time and budget. Through a worldwide partners organization, we offer services in the following areas:

  • Cabling/wire harness design
  • HDL design
  • Analog design
  • RF design
  • Test and verification

In addition, Zuken offers integrate into existing CAE design systems to enable you to maintain the value and knowledge of your existing design system. Design Architect, Board Architect, Concept, ePD have all been integrated within a Zuken physical environment as the design capture tool. This allows users to use their schematic tool of choice with a Zuken system. In addition libraries have been integrated with the Zuken library master parts database, and schematic information can be downloaded to the corresponding schematic system.

Please contact your local Zuken office for more information.