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3D PCB and IC Package Design Software
CR-8000 - Advanced PCB Design Software
CR-8000 is a suite of applications that span the entire PCB engineering lifecycle: from architecture planning through system level engineering and optimization, to physical implementation and manufacturing.
CR-8000 is the only PCB design environment complemented by data management capabilities, providing comprehensive library, module, configuration and release management.
CR-8000 - from architectural planning to physical implementation
CR-8000 is a product-centric electronic system design solution that provides the tools to optimize a design at both the IC and PCB design level. Product-centric design processes provide architectural validation of the design against product requirements. Product-centric detailed design includes 2D/3D multi-board design and implementation, FPGA I/O optimization, chip/package/board co-design, and 3D MCAD integration all in one design process.
Partition complex systems into multiple connected PCBs
Manage IC, package and PCB in one single environment
Control releases, revisions and configurations with integrated data management
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From Concept to Manufacturing
The CR-8000 PCB design software is the only concept-to-manufacturing, multi-board design tool suite that has been developed from the start to address the unique requirements of today’s ever-increasing challenges in system-level design optimization.
The suite’s fully integrated design flow ranges from initial system planning, where critical design decisions are made about design partitioning, schematic capture, and circuit design and simulation, through to multi-board PBC layout with comprehensive design-for-manufacturing capabilities for optimized manufacturing outputs.
CR-8000 Design Solutions
System Level Design - from Concept to Manufacture
System circuit engineering
Ensure design integrity and manufacturability with embedded simulation and analysis tools and powerful design rule checks.
Central constraint management
Save time and eliminate errors through centrally managed rules and constraints.
2D/3D multi-board design
Manage multiple board designs as a coherent system within the boundaries of their mechanical enclosures.
Chip package and PCB co-design
Create and optimize the layout of system-in-package (SiP), package-on-package (PoP) and package-in-package (PiP) assemblies in 2D and 3D in their target PCB environment.
Library and Design Data Management
Control releases, revisions and configurations with an integrated data management environment.
Why Renishaw choose to work with Zuken
System Planner provides a system-level design environment for the architectural planning and optimization of electronic systems and products.
CR-8000 Design Gateway provides a platform for logical circuit design and verification of multi-board system-level electronic designs.
CR-8000 Design Force is the fastest, most effective PCB layout solution available today. Design Force enables design teams to layout and verify their designs in the context of a complete system or product.
With a robust set of features for data preparation and embedded verification to verify manufacturing specifications, DFM Center addresses the challenges of the manufacturing process.
DS-CR supports the specific demands of PCB design data management. It combines multi-site library, design data, and configuration management capabilities into a unified engineering environment.
Just some of our satisfied CR-8000 customers
ONTEC faced a difficult challenge: develop a multimedia broadcasting product while complying with a customer’s electromagnetic interference requirements, all within a tight development schedule. ONTEC used Zuken’s CR-8000 with Keysight’s ADS (including SiPro) to meet the requirements of the challenge
A collection of testimonials from satisfied CR-8000 customers
Flexible and flexi-rigid PCBs are integral components within many of Renishaw’s products, and detailed signal integrity analysis is needed to ensure high speed digital signals can be transmitted with minimal distortion. Renishaw migrated to Design Gateway and Design Force, part of Zuken’s CR-8000 PCB design suite, primarily to help with the design and analysis of next-generation flexible PCBs.
With PCB data and process management solutions from Zuken, Endress + Hauser has standardized development and manufacturing processes across five geographically-distributed operations, enabling company-wide parts standardization, design-reuse and increased engineering productivity.
Toshiba faced a difficult design problem: their TransferJet™ technology was embedded in a customer cell phone, and when the next rev of the phone they needed to shrink the board and the module thickness. On top of that, they had to add RF matching to simplify the adoption of the module. Toshiba used Zuken’s CR-8000 Design Force with ANSYS analysis tools to accomplish the project.
Find out more about our advanced PCB design software
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In this presentation, an EMC minded PCB design approach is presented, allowing designers to understand which EMC rules will apply to PCB projects and how EMC analysis capabilities can be utilized in the CAD flow to reduce the risk of EMC compliance failure once the board is manufactured.
In our webinar we will provide an introduction to the challenges of signal integrity and the underlying physical effects. This will provide the basis for practical tips to address the related challenges during PCB design.
DDR5 is the latest generation of memory. In this joint webinar with Keysight Technologies, we’ll begin with pre-layout simulation, then transition to CR-8000. The design will then be verified by Electromagnetic (EM) simulation and system simulations in Keysight ADS, in order to build confidence in the final DDR5 design.
This webinar will discuss the different release profiles from work-in-progress to a manufacturing-centric PLM system followed by the demonstration of best practices that can make the job easier and more reliable.
A survey of 163 companies in Germany, Austria and Switzerland about the challenges and methods applied to the design and management of electrical and electronic systems and assemblies
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
Latest Release Information
Zuken reveals details of release 2020 of its advanced 3D multi-board EDA environment CR-8000. Key development themes for CR-8000 2020 are: 'Superior Design Efficiency', 'System-Level Design and Embedded Verification' and 'Support for Advanced Packaging Technology'
Read about the latest CR-8000 announcements
Key development themes for CR-8000 2020 are superior design efficiency, comprehensive system-level design and verification, and support for the latest advancements in packaging technology.
Recent CR-8000 Blog Posts
Since 2012, the FED has been honoring outstanding designers with the PCB design award. One of this year's winning designs was even into space.
Many Designers are always asking Zuken how they can create their own user commands that will appear in the Tool List when doing a Right Mouse Button Click on a design under settings in the Engineering Desktop. User commands can be created and listed. This can be accomplished with minimal effort. It will be the designer’s responsibility to create a script that will be listed on the tool list.
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?
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.
CR-8000 2020 is Zuken’s flagship PCB design platform, and I’m pleased to share some of the most exciting details of the new product release with you. But before we get into the new product release discussion, you may be wondering why we call it a platform and not a tool. CR-8000 2020 has all the bells and whistles for electronic subsystem development.