Zuken Releases CR-8000 2020 for EDA

MUNICH, Germany and WESTFORD, MA, July 1, 2020 – Zuken announces the CR-8000 2020 release of its advanced 3D multi-board EDA environment. The latest release was developed in close collaboration with Zuken’s global customers in business sectors, including electronics, high tech, automation, automotive, aerospace, and defense. As product complexity increases, these businesses are searching for opportunities to increase design performance and process resilience. Valuable contributions from academic research institutions such as UCLA or Fraunhofer IIS have also been incorporated into the release, particularly in the field of advanced packaging.

CR-8000 2020 from Zuken offers advanced design efficiency, enhanced system-level design and verification, and support for the latest advancements of packaging technology

Key development themes for CR-8000 2020 were superior design efficiency, comprehensive system-level design and verification, and support for the latest advancements in packaging technology.

  • Design efficiency benefits from significant enhancements in the areas of schematic design, FPGA optimization, skew group routing and support of back-drilled vias.
  • System-level design and verification have been enhanced in the areas of electro-mechanical co-design of flex-rigid PCBs and multi-domain analysis through direct integration of best-in-class solutions from Zuken’s partners, Keysight and ANSYS.
  • The latest advancements in packaging technology are supported by new functionality for tile bump and 3D wire design planning.

Improved system-level design through shape import of rigid and flex boards directly from MCAD data into CR-8000 Design Force

“Our global development teams in Japan, USA, and Europe have been working very hard to evolve the capabilities of CR-8000, our flagship EDA design tool suite, to stay on top of the exacting requirements of our global blue-chip customer base”, says Kazuhiro Kariya, Managing Director of Zuken Inc., Yokohama. “While our users will benefit from significant efficiency enhancements in the areas of engineering productivity and  process resilience, we have also dedicated our attention to enabling a smooth transition for new customers who are locked into of 3rd party design tools that are reaching their limits.”

Optimization of signal lengths for skew control in CR-8000 Design Force. Signals are highlighted in color codes to indicate compliance with the skew constraint. Green indicates ok, red indicates too short and blue indicates too long

The CR-8000 platform is built upon the latest software methodologies and utilizes hardware acceleration to provide the needed performance for today’s complex and multi-discipline designs. Many legacy design tools are facing growing limitations, both in terms of system-level design and technology support.

For more information, visit www.zuken.com/en/cr-8000-whatsnew.

About Zuken

Zuken is a global provider of leading-edge software and consulting services for electrical and electronic design and manufacturing. Founded in 1976, Zuken has the longest track record of technological innovation and financial stability in the electronic design automation (EDA) software industry. The company’s extensive experience, technological expertise, and agility combine to create world-class software solutions. Zuken’s transparent working practices and integrity in all aspects of business produce long-lasting and successful customer partnerships that make Zuken a reliable long-term business partner.

For more information about the company and its products, visit www.zuken.com.

About CR-8000

CR-8000 is Zuken’s state of the art system-level design and engineering design environment for technologically advanced electronic products. With its cornerstone applications, System Planner, Design Gateway, DFM-Center, and DS-CR, CR-8000 is comprised of a comprehensive suite of applications that span the entire multi-board PCB engineering lifecycle. CR-8000 is the only PCB design environment complemented by comprehensive data management capabilities, providing extensive library, module, configuration, and change management. For more information, visit www.zuken.com/en/product/cr-8000/.

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