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PCB Subsystem and IC Packaging Design

Zuken’s CR-8000 is the most advanced PCB design platform in the industry with architecture design and verification, multi-board PCB layout with MCAD integration, SI/PI analysis, and chip/package/board co-design.  CR-8000 is for your most challenging PCB subsystem designs.

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CR-8000 Highlights

What CR-8000 can do for you

Building blocks

PCB subsystem architecture design

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

PCB Subsystem Architecture and Verification

System Planner is the industry’s only hardware architecture design and verification tool that is fully integrated with detailed PCB and wire harness design. As products become more complex, optimizing the architecture is more critical than ever.

System Planner combines four disciplines into one design and analysis experience.  Design multi-board systems with imported MCAD enclosures.  Floor plan your design across multiple boards for optimal routing and connectivity.  Verify cost and weight targets with parametric analysis.  Move your design seamlessly to a detailed design.

System Planner

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PCB Subsystem Design

As product complexity grows, PCB design must be considered in the context of the subsystem.  A PCB subsystem design platform includes support multi-board design and analysis, MCAD integration, and wire harness design.  CR-8000 goes beyond the subsystem to include chip/package/board co-design.

As companies move to Digital Engineering and model-based design processes, the need for a subsystem design solution is critical.  Detailed design teams will be handed a subsystem for implementation, not a PCB.  CR-8000 is built for subsystem implementation.

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Signal, Power, and EMI Analysis

Today’s complex boards or multi-board systems require detailed planning and analysis.  CR-8000 provides you with all the tools to build high fidelity boards with integrated signal and power integrity analysis with pre-layout planning. Full board EMI analysis for fast and efficient EMI screening.

Third-party integrations with Ansys and Keysight bring additional capabilities from the industry leaders.

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Integrated IC Package Design

Design Force offers an intuitive, integrated environment for designing single and multi-die packages for wire-bond, flip-chip, and high-density advanced packaging. Designers can start designs with early prototype input of chip and package data from the library, reuse data from IC layout tools, and take advantage of parametric wizards to streamline the creation of the system.

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Engineering Library & Data Management

PLM systems are excellent at managing manufacturing data.  But companies need to manage component libraries and work-in-process data on a day-to-day basis prior to release for manufacturing. Zuken’s DS-CR provides WIP design data management, design collaboration, project management, design re-use, “where-used” traceability, and much more.

DS-CR is also fully integrated with leading PLM systems for the manufacturing hand-off or component information synchronization.  Component information can be automatically synchronized with supply chain partners.

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PCB Design for Manufacturing

DFM Center enables designers to handle the increasing complexity and diversity of today’s PCBs while ensuring high final product quality, and accurate outputs for the manufacturing processes. With a robust set of features for data preparation and embedded verification to ensure manufacturing specifications are met, DFM Center addresses the challenges of the manufacturing process.

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Wire Harness Design Support

As products get more complicated, the siloed approach to detailed design is missing the mark.  Wire harness pin assignments are commonly out of sync with the PCB.  A subsystem design approach including PCB, wire harness, and MCAD eliminates those common errors.

Many companies complete the PCB prior to the harness design.  Zuken has embraced this approach by using a standard PCB manufacturing output, IPC-2581, to design the wire harness.  Zuken’s E3.series imports IPC-2581 directly from CR-8000 eliminating design errors.

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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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CR-8000 Resources

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

  • Webinar
June 16, 2022
What To Do When One Component Threatens Your Build – Zuken and SiliconExpert
Webinar, SiliconExpert, Zuken USA
  • 2020 Technical Webinars
October 01, 2020
Overcome Component Obsolescence and Availability with Zuken DS-CR

One of the biggest problems facing companies that design and produce electronic products is component obsolescence and availability. There is nothing worse than finding out that there is a supply issue with a design component at a late-stage design review or early pilot run.

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  • 2020 Technical Webinars
June 05, 2020
Ansys - Optimizing Hardware Layout Designs

This webinar showcases how a leading-edge hardware design process bridges the challenging gaps that occur between analysis and layout design.

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  • 2020 Technical Webinars
May 26, 2020
Hardware Architecture Optimization in a Digital Engineering Process

This webinar will explore the architecture optimization process using functional design, PCB planning, space planning, and parametric targets. Learn how architecture optimization can improve your product design quality.

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  • 2020 Technical Webinars
May 18, 2020
High-Speed Design and Analysis Using CR-8000

This webinar will explore a high-speed design process in CR-8000 that utilizes a constraint browser, topology template, crosstalk estimation, signal and power integrity simulations.

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  • 2020 Technical Webinars
May 14, 2020
CR-8000 2020 Release Update

In this session, we will review some of the new features that have been added in the CR-8000 Design Force and offer some explanation of how these additions will benefit our customers within their design flows.

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Join Our Community

We’ve recently given our online community a new look and feel. Since launching the community, we’ve added hundreds of useful articles for users of E3.series, CR-8000/CR-5000, and DS-CR (formerly DS-2). Zuken customers on maintenance get access to premium content, but anyone can participate in the community’s user group discussions. If you have a question or just want to chat with fellow users, join our forum today.
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CR-8000 Products

We can help you select the right products

  • Products
October 01, 2018
System Planner

System Planner provides a system-level design environment for the architectural planning and optimization of electronic systems and products. It enables engineers to optimize partitioning and performance of multi-board systems and maximize design reuse, while eliminating the need to re-enter up-front planning data into the design tools during detailed design.

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Architecture Design and Validation
  • Products
October 01, 2018
Design Gateway

PCB Design Creation - Design Gateway is a platform for logical circuit design and verification of single and multi-board system-level electronic designs. It supports a true system-level circuit design in which individual circuits can be represented and connected as blocks.

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System Level Circuit Engineering
  • Products
October 01, 2018
Design Force

Design Force combines traditional 2D design with native 3D design and the latest human interface techniques, accelerated graphics and almost instantaneous rendering and refreshing. It is the fastest, most effective PCB design solution available today. Design Force enables design teams to layout their designs in the context of a complete system or product.

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3D Multi-board PCB Design
  • Products
January 03, 2019
Design Force 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. Designers can start designs with early prototype input of chip and package data from the library, reuse data from IC layout tools, and take advantage of parametric wizards to streamline the creation of the system

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IC Package and PCB Co-design
  • Products
October 01, 2018
DFM Center

PCB Design for Manufacturing (DFM) enables designers to handle the increasing complexity and diversity of today’s PCBs, while ensuring high final product quality, and accurate outputs for the manufacturing processes. With a robust set of features for data preparation and embedded verification to ensure manufacturing specifications are met...

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PCB Design for Manufacturing
  • Products
October 01, 2018
Electronic Library & Data Management

Zuken’s engineering data management platform DS-CR has been created to support the specific demands of PCB design data management. It combines multi-site library, design data and configuration management into a unified engineering environment.

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PCB Design Data Management

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