Polar Speedstack PCB Stackup Interface

Zuken and Polar Instruments Collaborate to Achieve Design Consistency from Prototype to Volume Production

21 August 2018 – Beaverton OR, USA; Munich, Germany and Westford, MA, USA – Polar Instruments and Zuken announce a direct link between Speedstack, Polar’s PCB layer stackup design and documentation tools, and Zuken CR-8000 Design Force and DFM Center.

Board specification from CR-8000 Design Force is exported to Speedstack.
Board specification from CR-8000 Design Force is exported to Speedstack.

CR-8000 Design Force users can now exchange pre-layout stackup designs seamlessly with Polar’s Speedstack for IC Packaging and PCB design. The stackup can be validated in Zuken’s DFM Center before release to manufacturing.

Board fabricator stackup is imported into CR-8000 Design Force.
Board fabricator stackup is imported into CR-8000 Design Force.

Humair Mandavia, Zuken Chief Strategy Officer, says: “The link between Speedstack and Zuken CR-8000 Design Force is a strong connection in the chain between design and fabrication. It helps ensure our customers deliver designs to market that are consistent, and with improved quality from prototype to volume production, especially for high-speed, high-density design.”

The interface communicates comprehensive material information required for today’s complex high layer count designs, and gives Zuken customers access to Polar’s online libraries of the latest high-speed base materials. Stackup information contained within Speedstack is loaded in the CR-8000 environment, saving time consuming and error prone manual re-entry.

Martyn Gaudion, CEO at Polar Instruments, says: “Polar Speedstack is the stackup tool of choice for many high end fabricators, value added brokers and OEM base PCB Technologists. We’ve enjoyed working closely with the team at Zuken to implement this interface between Speedstack and Design Force.”

  • Seamlessly communicate layer stackup design into CR-8000 Design Force
  • Simplify material communication in the supply chain
  • Ensure accurate signal integrity design is preserved in finished product
  • Avoid duplication of material and impedance documentation
  • Access new high speed materials online

For further information see: www.polarinstruments.com/Zuken and www.zuken.com/CR-8000

About Polar Instruments

Polar Instruments is a market leader in designing and manufacturing tools to simplify and enhance the design, fabrication documentation and testing of printed circuit boards (PCBs). Polar’s innovative tools include the industry standard Controlled Impedance Test System (CITS) which provides the global PCB industry with an easy to use test system for high-speed digital and RF boards, as well as class-leading tools for fast and accurate design and testing of controlled impedance in PCBs. Polar also leads the industry in tools for PCB layer stackup design and documentation. Established in 1976 Polar has operations and channel partners in the US, UK, Europe and Asia Pacific. The Polar logo and pixelated strip are copyright Polar Instruments Ltd.

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