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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.
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 the requirements. 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 flow.
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
Why Renishaw choose to work with Zuken
Concept to Manufacturing PCB Design Software
CR-8000 is the only concept-to-manufacturing PCB Design Software that has been developed from the start to address the unique requirements of today’s ever-increasing challenges in system-level design optimization.
The software 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 PCB Design Solutions
CR-8000 is a comprehensive engineering and design environment that enables engineers to define and validate the architecture of new designs on a functional level using a mix of functional blocks that can be referenced to existing schematics.
Ensure design integrity and manufacturability with embedded simulation and analysis tools and powerful design rule checks.
Save time and eliminate errors through centrally managed rules and constraints.
Manage multi-board designs as a coherent system within the boundaries of their mechanical enclosures.
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.
Control releases, revisions and configurations with an integrated data management environment.
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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 design solution available today. Design Force enables design teams to layout and verify their designs in the context of a complete system or product.
Design Force offers an intuitive, integrated environment for designing single and multi-die packages for wire-bond, flip-chip, and high density advanced packaging.
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.
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Just some of our satisfied customers
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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
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A collection of testimonials from satisfied CR-8000 customers
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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.
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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.
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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.
Check out our latest webinars, white papers, blog posts, tech tips & more
Using the example of the analysis of SerDes transmission paths such as PCI Express, SATA or USB3, we explain the methodology of an analysis- and constraint-driven assembly development with CR-8000 Design Force.
DS-CR is closely interlinked with CR-8000 and often connected to company-wide PDM, PLM or ERP environments. In this session we will review a bidirectional cross-system change management process spanning 3D Experience from Dassault Systèmes and CR-8000/DS-CR from Zuken
Zuken and SiliconExpert have partnered to deliver critical component information to engineers within the CR-8000 and DS-CR design and library data environments. The integration enables engineers to make better-informed component selection decisions while being able to review a wealth of part information, resulting in higher quality products and lower overall costs and reducing effort in part selection.
With its support of 3D, CR-8000 Design Force offers the possibility of validating PCB designs against the mechanical envelope. In this session you will learn how to use formats such as IDX and JT in Design Force or, alternatively, how to import native 3D data from various MCAD systems.
This webinar introduces a solution that automatically updates the pin assignments of ICs and complex connectors in PCB designs by reading pinout lists of SoC modules and multi-pin connectors into CR-8000 Design Gateway and automatically creates all required connections, buses, and hierarchy links in the schematic.
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On our way to achieving sustainable product development, we ask ourselves one central question: how do we engineer products so future generations have enough resources to prosper? Up to four-fifths of a product's lifetime emissions are determined by decisions made at the design stage. Having all the tools needed to get those decisions right is essential for designing sustainable products that meet performance and quality requirements while using fewer resources across the entire life cycle.
Artificial intelligence has been on everyone's lips since newspapers, radio, television, and social media have been overflowing with reports on the AI-based text generator ChatGPT since the beginning of the year. We therefore decided to have a chat with ChatGPT itself to find out from artificial intelligence itself what we can expect to see in this area.
Learn the history of S-parameters/Touchstone, its advantages and disadvantages, and how to use an automated tool to overcome common challenges in your PCB design.
We've all heard of PCB design constraints. They're those little things that limit our ability to create the perfect board in very short periods of time. But what exactly are they? And why do they matter? This blog post elaborates on PCB constraints and why they should drive your design flow.