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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.

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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.

Building blocks

Explore implementation approaches on a system level

Partitioning

Partition complex systems into multiple connected PCBs

IC package

Manage IC, package and PCB in one single environment

Data Management

Control releases, revisions and configurations with integrated data management

Take the CR-8000 Product Tour

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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

Functional design

CR-8000 is a comprehensive engineering and design environment that enables engineer 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.

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

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CR-8000 Free Board Viewer

Share and review native design information to enhance communication during product development
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Just some of our satisfied CR-8000 customers

  • Case Study
septembre 26, 2018
Renishaw

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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Better fit and impedance control for complex flexible PCBs in metrology instruments.
  • Case Study
septembre 26, 2018
Toshiba

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.

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significantly reduce product size with 3D chip, package, board co-design.

Find out more about our advanced PCB design software

Check out our latest webinars, white papers, blog posts, tech tips & more

  • Webinar
septembre 14, 2020
EMC for PCB Designers

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.

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  • Webinar
juillet 06, 2020
Practical Signal Integrity for improved EMI Control in PCB Design

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.

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  • Webinar
novembre 15, 2019
How to be First to Market with DDR5!

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.

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  • Webinar
décembre 12, 2018
Releasing Your Design to PLM is more Complicated than You Thought

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.

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  • White Paper
décembre 12, 2018
Report: Design Data Management

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

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Results of an industry survey of electrical and electronic engineers
  • Webinar
novembre 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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Recent CR-8000 Blog Posts

  • Blog
novembre 05, 2020
Printed circuit board shot into space

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.

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  • Blog
septembre 29, 2020
Tech Tip: How to Register a Command for the Tool List in CR-8000 Engineering Desktop

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.

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  • Blog
septembre 10, 2020
Powerful SI/PI/EMI PCB Simulation Environment Reduces Analysis Time by 86%

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?

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  • Blog
août 20, 2020
Exploring What’s New in CR-8000 2020

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.

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  • Blog
juillet 07, 2020
Tech-Tip: Creating a Connector Pin Netlist

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.

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  • Blog
juin 30, 2020
CR-8000 2020 Supports Electronic Subsystem Design

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.

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