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Single and multi-board product-centric design solution

The first completely new board design solution to be built from the start to incorporate all of the hardware and software advances of the last two decades, CR-8000 is the leading-edge in PCB design software.

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The shift to product-centric design

CR-8000 is the industry’s only next generation product-centric design platform. Current generation PCB design tools are PCB-centric and are falling behind in the race to build more competitive products faster. PCB-centric design processes are limited to single board design with no product level optimization or visualization.

CR-8000 is a product-centric design solution that provides the tools to optimize a design at both the product and PCB design level. The product-centric design process begins with a multi-discipline product level design optimization process that validates the product architecture can support the product requirements such as product cost, weight, size and shape.

Upon architecture validation, detailed design becomes a multi-board process supporting 2D and 3D design. Product visualization is a key element of product-centric design.

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Architectural validation

A product architecture (cost, weight, PCB number, size, shape, coverage, etc) must be validated against the product requirements prior to detailed design. Architecture validation minimizes delivery risk.

Multi-board 2D/3D design process

No need to manage multiple independent PCB design processes. CR-8000 provides a single multi-board design process that improves design quality and shortens time to market.

FPGA I/O optimization

Easily optimize high pin count I/O assignments for your design layout. Pin assignments can be extracted from the PCB design, optimized for better routing and then validated by the FPGA team before committing to those changes.

3D enclosure fit check

An MCAD enclosure STEP model is easily imported into the PCB design and tested for fit collisions. CR-8000 can do a multi-board check representing the actual board configuration with the product. Detect errors prior to the first prototype delivery.

Chip/Package/Board Co-design

CR-8000 is the only design platform that combines PCB and package design in one tool. Eliminate the design process silos that exist today. Optimize the I/O assignments for your design using a 3D solution with collision detection.

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What’s New in CR-8000 2018

Zuken’s CR-8000, the industry’s only product-centric design solution, continues to lead the way with next-generation tools capable of creating today’s and tomorrow’s complex product designs.

CR-8000 2018 has numerous enhancements aimed at ensuring performance, quality and manufacturability for today’s most advanced PCB technologies. These include enabling efficient front-loading of design constraints and specifications to the design creation process, coupled with sophisticated placement and routing capabilities for physical layout. This will increase efficiency and ensure quality through streamlined collaboration across the PCB design chain.

CR-8000 is the complete solution for your system-level, single and multi-board design requirements. In addition to the features highlighted below, further information is available in the product release notes.

  • Design Gateway
    • Constraint Browser
    • Rule Stack Editor
    • Enhanced variant handling
  • Design Force
    • Auto Complete & Route
    • Bus Routing
    • Re-route with connected components
    • Vias in poured conductive areas
    • Checks extended to non-conductor items
    • 3D PDF support


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    CR-8000 : Solution de conception
    multi-cartes au niveau système

    La première toute nouvelle solution de conception de circuits imprimés à être conçue spécialement pour intégrer toutes les avancées matérielles et logicielles des deux dernières décennies.

    En exploitant les toutes dernières architectures matérielles et logicielles, CR-8000 a été conçu pour relever les défis de conception d'aujourd'hui et de demain. C'est la seule solution de conception multi-cartes 2D et 3D native au niveau système, allant du concept à la fabrication, disponible sur le marché.

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     Multi-site ECAD Library and Data

    Multi-site ECAD Library & Data

    Library and data management needs to be scalable from one site to many. Designs and library data need to be versioned and all changes synchronized across your organization.

    Design Exploration

    Design Exploration

    Design exploration and optimization bridges the design process gap between marketing requirements and detailed design. Bridging this gap will improve product quality, lower costs and delivery risk.

    3D Multi-board PCB Design

    2D/3D Multi-board PCB Design

    Today’s complex products require a new design approach where multiple boards can be managed as a single design with 2D and 3D visualization.

      Advanced Packaging

    Advanced Packaging

    Design Force offers an intuitive, integrated environment for designing single and multi-die packages for wire-bond, flip-chip, and high density advanced packaging or printed circuit board (PCB).

    3D ECAD MCAD Convergence

    3D ECAD/MCAD Convergence

    3D product visualization is becoming a critical need as the electrical and mechanical designs converge with little room for error. Detection at the prototype phase may be too late.

      Chip-Package Board Co-design

    Chip-Package-Board Co-design

    Poor I/O assignments on a newly designed package can leave a PCB unroutable. Merging the packaging and PCB design into a single design solution significantly increases design quality.

    Design Reuse

    Modular Design

    Competitive products are combining the re-use of trusted design elements with new innovative design. Formal design reuse across your organization allows you to focus on innovation.

      Simulation and Analysis

    Simulation and Analysis

    During circuit design, Design Gateway provides embedded simulation, analysis and electrical rules checking.

    Component Information

    FPGA Pin Optimization

    Graphical Pin Manager enables design teams to communicate I/O and constraint information intelligently for FPGAs or other high-pin count devices, at any time, using Design Gateway and Design Force.

      Design for Manufacturing 

    Design for Manufacturing

    Conduct manufacturing audits at any point in the design cycle and create manufacturing outputs for package, flex, or rigid designs.



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