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  • Blog
August 20, 2013
Defining and Routing PCB Constraints for DDR3 Memory Circuits: How-to Movies

As Zuken technology partners, we are often asked about how best to set PCB constraints for double-data-rate (DDR) memory, and how to route to those constraints. This question arose recently when we were asked to create a common style of DDR3 design for training, and we tried mining the web for detailed information on PCB constraints. There had to be something out there, we thought.

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  • Blog
February 26, 2019
Tech Tip: Routing a PCB design in a native 3D Tool

PCB design tools were built on 2D software methods in the 1980s.  Many of today’s design tools still use that 2D code base.  Mechanical tools have moved on to native 3D design. PCB has been stuck more or less in the 2D world.  Extensions to the 2D code base made 2.5D and 3D visualization possible.  But designing in 3D requires the tool to be built on a 3D kernel.

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  • Blog
November 09, 2010
S-Parameters: Microwave goes Mainstream for High-Speed PCB Design Part 2

Last week I introduced you to the concept of S-Parameters, and now I’m going to explain a bit more about measuring them and simulating with S-Parameter models.

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  • Blog
January 12, 2017
The High-Speed Design Challenge of Maintaining PCB Signal Integrity in a 3D Design Environment

Ultra-high signal speeds demand detailed consideration of the third dimension in PCB design, including via structures and layer stacks. Today I’m going to focus on the challenge. In my two subsequent posts I’ll be reviewing what PCB designers can do to meet that challenge.

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Ultra-high signal speeds demand detailed consideration of the third dimension in PCB design, including via structures and layer stacks. Today I’...
  • Blog
September 11, 2013
How to Protect PCB Design Intellectual Property

A company’s IP is often the basis for its competitive advantage. Without IP management or protection, your new product can be cloned by a competitor or an unknown third party. IP protection laws vary across the globe so the best approach is to protect your IP before it leaves your company.

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  • Blog
August 23, 2018
How to Easily Make Mark-ups and Comments on Your PCB Designs using CADSTAR Redlining

Improving communication between multidisciplinary teams is a key way companies can maintain a competitive edge and promote design quality. Where PCB designs are outsourced, this becomes even more important.

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Improving communication between multidisciplinary teams is a key way companies can maintain a competitive edge and promote design quality. Where P...
  • Products
October 17, 2018
CADSTAR PCB Design Software
  • Blog
August 16, 2018
What You Really Need to Know When You're Routing PCB Differential Pairs

Tips for when routing differential pairs - You can tell when something isn’t as clear as it should be. The same questions come up time and again. You ask three experts and get three different answers. Routing differential pairs can be like that. Why? Because “it depends” - on exactly what signals those pairs are carrying and what kind of PCB you’re creating.

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  • Software Trial
September 26, 2018
Free PCB Design Software - CADSTAR Express
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Try CADSTAR today - all the core functionality of CADSTAR 2020...
  • Blog
August 21, 2018
Connect CR-8000 with Polar Instruments' Speedstack PCB Stackup/ECAD Interface

We’re happy to announce that Speedstack, Polar Instruments’ layer stackup design/documentation tools, can now be directly linked to Zuken’s CR-8000 Design Force and DFM Center.

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We're happy to announce that Speedstack, Polar Instruments' layer stackup design/documentation tools, can now be directly linked to Zuken's CR-800...
  • Blog
November 01, 2010
S-Parameters: Microwave goes Mainstream for High-Speed PCB Design Part 1

I’d like to explain to you in straightforward terms what S-Parameters are and why they’re so useful. When I say “straightforward”,  I mean that in a technical sense, but this is a specialised area. If you’re not designing high-speed PCBs, or you don’t know much about signal integrity, you might want to tune out now.

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  • Press Release
April 27, 2016
PCB Design Excellence Award
Press Release, CR-8000
  • Blog
January 19, 2017
Using Vias to Maintain PCB Signal Integrity Featuring High-Speeds in a 3D Environment

This is the second in my series of blog posts looking at the challenge of maintaining PCB signal integrity with now-common ultra-high speeds and growing adoption of PCB design environments to design in true 3-D. Today I focus on vias and the use of return vias to overcome the issues highlighted in Part 1.

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  • Webinar
November 28, 2018
Avoiding Poor FPGA I/O Assignments with a PCB Co-design Process

The webinar will explore various points in the design flow where co-design of the FPGA or other programmable devices and board layout can take place

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  • Webinar
October 20, 2018
3D PCB Multi-board Design Basics - Don't Fall Behind
Webinar, Design Force
  • Press Release
January 29, 2013
RF verification flow for PCB design
Press Release