Zuken’s CR-8000 2021 Advances Early Design Analysis and Reuse Functionality
Zuken releases the latest edition of CR-8000, focused on analysis and reuse. The CR-8000 2021 release features more than 150 enhancements to the suite of tools, ranging from architectural planning, system-level schematic design and verification, 3D multi-maps and advanced packaging layout, up to ‘to the generation of manufacturing outputs. The release emphasizes improving design efficiency through the benefits of early analysis.
In the 2021 release, special attention was paid to fine-tuning the constraint and simulation capabilities in System Planner and Design Gateway, the front-end engineering applications of the CR-8000. As electronic products become more complex, the need for early analysis has become more critical. The 2021 enhancements make marginal design issues more detectable with more robust constraint definition capabilities. For 3D multi-map layout and routing, Design Force users benefit from the new Zone Placement, Model, and Reuse feature that allows existing placement and route models to be applied to new designs.
Improved analog simulation and SI analysis
As part of the initial analysis, Design Gateway now supports the simulation of parasitic effects of PCBs at the circuit design stage with the ability to include parasitic element models in SPICE simulations launched directly into the circuit. diagram. The Simulation Model Library Manager comes in a new, state-of-the-art user interface and is designed to smoothly handle the current volume of model data. Importing models from various sources such as IBIS, SPICE or S-Parameters is presented in a uniform way within easy reach of the user.
Additionally, the Signal Integrity (SI) Analysis functionality has been enhanced to support performing parameter scans on multiple pin models in a single pass. A user can now explore the most suitable model parameters in a shorter time frame. In addition, SI analysis now considers a more accurate model for the surface roughness of the copper PCB material. The SI check of differential pair routing now reports the measurement results of the crossover voltages in both tables and the waveform display. User productivity has been further improved by specifying automatic extraction and export of PI and EMI analysis results. Time-consuming analysis functions such as IBIS AMI SerDes are now performed in less time.
Map layout and routing assisted by smart template and reuse functionality
Design Force benefits from many new features to help organize and streamline large designs. Users can now guide component placement for large boards based on component placement in the schematic sheet. The exact placement and routing templates from previous designs are reusable on new card designs with a new “Create Used Card” feature. By creating specific functions for manual tasks such as creating anti-wafers (protected areas around through holes) or weld resistance subtraction, design time is reduced.
Multidisciplinary simulation of multi-board systems
The integration of ANSYS simulation tools into CR-8000 Design Force has been extended to cover multi-physics analysis of multi-board designs to allow identification and remediation of design integrity issues at the level of the design. system. This new level of integration will reduce time-consuming and costly redesign efforts in the advanced stages of the engineering process. With Design Force 2021, multidisciplinary designs can be transferred to ANSYS in a single EDB file for analysis of multi-board designs, including chassis and case mechanical data.
A complete platform for the design of state-of-the-art 3D electronic systems
CR-8000 is a comprehensive, state-of-the-art 3D electronic systems design platform with seamlessly integrated applications for architectural planning, detailed engineering, physical layout, MCAD collaboration, and optimization of the making. The CR-8000 provides a unified environment for the design and verification of single and multi-card systems, including chip-wide encapsulation (CSP), multi-chip modules, and system-in-package (SiP) technologies . CR-8000 is the only PCB design solution supplemented with data management capabilities offering complete library, module, configuration and version management. Using the latest software and hardware acceleration, the CR-8000 can easily handle the most extensive designs.