CR-8000 Design Force
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?
Back drilled vias: Save cost on buried vias and control cross talk.
Checking for potential electromechanical collisions is usually done more in the mechanical design environment. However, shifting the check to the electrical side during component placement can help create a more robust product. For multi-board PCB design, there are several built-in checks in Design Force that validate the design for collision and clearance requirements.
It is that time of year again, it’s the spooky season. This means the leaves are changing, for some of us. The smell of autumn and pumpkin spice is in the air. Halloween decorations are out and ready for trick-or-treaters. Also, this year’s Zuken Halloween Tips and Treats are here! This year we have five new hauntingly good Halloween tips and treats for you. No spells or potions are required. However, viewers beware these tech-tip videos are full of surprises. Happy Halloween!
What do you do if your next project is high speed, with exceptionally stringent EMI requirements, and has to be complete in less time than you’ve ever developed a product before? When the Ontec team found themselves facing that predicament, they turned to Zuken. Why?
Board design rule checks only check up to the board outline. If you had dropped or moved some data outside the board outline there was no check for this until now...
What drives the features that are added or updated in a new release? The majority of the changes or additions in any Zuken tool release are customer-driven. Our customers provide valuable insight into emerging technologies, process and methodology changes, and the direction in which their EDA needs are taking them. This post focuses on the high points of the CR-8000 2020 release.
Checking the pinout of your connectors is an important part of creating your printed circuit board. Checking your pin connections can save you from a costly re-spin of your circuit board. This can be done using the Constraint Browser in Design Force. By default, the Constraint Browser does not show this information.
A function that pushes tracks away and avoids obstacles when a via is moved has been added. This is a great advantage for the designer when routing. What use to take a lot of time to move traces and vias to move a via to a new location has been greatly enhanced using the “Activ-45 Router”.
The benefits of developing all boards of a system concurrently on a single CAD canvas. Stacking PCBs, as opposed to connecting with cables, in multi-board design is a current and highly popular trend, as manufacturing costs are reduced and reliability improved.
When design space is at a premium, sometimes traces can be at risk of being exposed by any misregistration of the solder mask. If you have this situation use the “Cut Land” option under the Track tab in Design Force.
This video demonstrates how you can export a STEP file from CR-8000 Design Force including automatically editing your package shape and deformation spec to reduce heat transfer and fluid flow simulation time in ANSYS Icepak.
Offsetting your Grid can be very useful when your component pads do not fall on the current Grid.
With every software release, you’ll find hundreds of enhancements, and CR-8000 Design Force 2019 is not an exception. Some are flashy and exciting, while others are, well, more utilitarian. But each and every one of them makes the product better. In this post, I’ll review my favorite 6 new routing enhancements in CR-8000 Design Force 2019.
This video illustrates how to import and export ABL file from CR-8000 Advanced PCB Design Software Design Force tool to Keysight Technology’s Advanced Design Systems (ADS) Momentum Tool.
If you migrated from CR-5000 Board Designer you might recall my ToolTip a few years back, specific to using the Parameter Resource file, in order to save and reuse settings you define within the tool such as route parameters or dimension parameters. The data resource file in the Design Force is the equivalent to that parameters resource file.