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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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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
October 11, 2017
The Challenges of 3D PCB Designing (PCB West Interview)

During PCB West Exhibition Day, Sierra Circuits met Humair Mandavia, Chief Strategy Officer at Zuken. After his joint interview with Simon Fried, CBO of Nano Dimension, we discussed 3D PCB designing, and Zuken’s product, CR-8000 with him.

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During PCB West Exhibition Day, Sierra met Humair Mandavia, Chief Strategy Officer at Zuken. After his joint interview with Simon Fried, CBO of Na...
  • Blog
October 09, 2017
How to Improve Flexible Printed Circuit Manufacturing (PCB West Interview)

Sierra met Steve Watt, Manager of PCB Engineering at Zuken, during PCB West 2017 at the Santa Clara Convention Center. After his presentation on how to improve flexible printed circuit manufacturing, he shared a few tips in front of our camera. Listen to him discuss CR-8000, DfM checks, and flexible PCB designing.

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Sierra Circuits met Steve Watt, Manager of PCB Engineering at Zuken, during PCB West 2017 at the Santa Clara Convention Center. After his presenta...
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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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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
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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  • Blog
July 14, 2017
Renishaw Designs Flex PCBs in True 3D with MCAD Integration using Zuken's CR-8000

The PCB design team at Renishaw work with flex PCBs and flexi-rigid boards that require detailed signal integrity analysis. To achieve the most accurate results they are working with Zuken’s electronic PCB design software to visualize boards in 3D using imported MCAD data. This also ensures that sure high-speed digital signals can be transmitted with minimal distortion.

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When Renishaw decided to migrate to Zuken’s latest PCB design suite in 2016, a main driver was the suite’s capabilities for designing and anal...
  • Blog
May 02, 2018
Zuken Pulling Ahead in Automotive PCB Design

Zuken has been developing PCB design tools for the automotive market for years. With automotive electronics worth over $200 billion globally, and growing every day, Zuken is preparing for a brave new world of smart cars, and autonomous and electric vehicles.

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Zuken has been developing PCB design tools for the automotive market for years. With automotive electronics worth over $200 billion globally, and ...
  • 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
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October 18, 2021
Flex PCB Design for Cost-effective Panelization

The PCB market continues its steady growth. Spearheading that growth is the Flex PCB sector. We are happy to share a new flex PCB design for panelization approach and explore potential cost savings in this week's blog post.

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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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April 08, 2021
EMC for PCB design: anything but black magic

EMC problems are often responsible for re-design cycles in PCB design practice. Due to ever shorter innovation cycles of for example cell phones or IoT applications, such as fitness trackers or smartwatches, and many other electronic products, these time-consuming re-design cycles should be avoided under all circumstances.

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  • Blog
May 24, 2018
Faster Board Speeds Demand Constraint-driven PCB Design

Do you still use Post-it Notes? Invented in 1979, this simple, yet incredibly powerful, communication mechanism is still commonly found in engineering and design departments. Despite modern electronic communication, many companies still struggle to provide a replacement for their ease-of-use and versatility.

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Do you still use Post-it Notes? Invented in 1979, this simple, yet incredibly powerful, communication mechanism is still commonly found in enginee...