CADSTAR Bundles

CADSTAR offer you a range of pre-configured Schematic and PCB design products that cover all of your needs and requirements.

All bundles are fully maintained and supported around the clock via the Zuken support web site and backed up by local distribution partners.

Lite

Entry-level Intuitive Schematic and PCB Design Software

CADSTAR Lite

Entry-level Intuitive Schematic and PCB Design Software

CADSTAR Lite is Zuken’s affordable, but limited entry-level, integrated schematic and PCB design solution.

  • CADSTAR Lite is limited to PCB designs of 4 layers and 2000 pins.

CADSTAR is an intuitive Windows-based program that is easy-to-use, fast and reduces design errors, helping you deliver effective designs in less time. With industrial-strength technology from Zuken, one of the longest established suppliers in EDA, it has the breadth of capability and power you need to address today’s demanding design challenges.

CADSTAR provides extensive functionality and performance at an affordable price. One third of the world’s PCBs are designed using Zuken tools – why not join them?

  • Shorter time-to-market with the intuitive Fluent™ GUI, configurable menus, toolbars and macros.
  • A scalable design solution that offers total flexibility to design simple or complex PCBs.
  • Faster, more efficient design with block reuse and intelligent copy/paste to extract the maximum value from your
    design archive.
  • Can be integrated with your corporate MRP/ERP via the ODBC-compliant database parts library.
  • Unparalleled interactive and automatic placement and routing with online DRC.
  • Outstanding performance, completion and manufacturability.
  • Complete range of manufacturing formats.
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Basic

Integrated Schematic and PCB Design Software

CADSTAR 3D MCAD

CADSTAR Basic builds on all of the feature set available in CADSTAR Lite and expands it to include:

Place and Route Editor XR2000 L6

P.R.Editor XR2000 L6 allows for the placement and routing of PCB designs for up to 6 layer boards, with unlimited pins.

IDF 3D-MCAD/ECAD Integration

The IDF Interface enables bi-directional transfer of board outlines, keepout areas and component placement data between CADSTAR PCB layout and your 3D MCAD system.

A more complete MCAD/ECAD integration option is available – CADSTAR Board Modeler Lite which enables bi-directional data translation between CADSTAR and any 3D mechanical design system via the generic STEP or ACIS ++Board Modeler Lite data format.

Variants

Variant Manager allows alternate product configurations to be assigned to address product and regional requirements, while storing all of the information in a single Schematic and PCB design file. Variants can include both non-fitted and alternate parts, e.g. different resistor values.

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Professional

Advanced Schematic and High-speed PCB Design Software

CADSTAR Professional

CADSTAR Professional is Zuken’s integrated schematic and PCB design solution for High Density Interconnect (HDI) and high-speed layout, with advanced layout capabilities that enable the design engineer to quickly and effectively realize design intent.

  • Constraint-driven design to efficiently define and implement high-speed layouts.
  • Unlimited capacity to handle even the most complex of designs.

Specifically, the CADSTAR Professional bundle adds:

Constraint Browser

CADSTAR Constraint Browser simplifies constraint management by providing a fast and effective method to enter the most complex of rules. The Constraint Browser guides engineers through a fully integrated, constraints-driven design methodology to meet high-speed performance requirements, reducing design costs and time-to-market by eliminating unnecessary prototypes and re-engineering cycles.

EMC Adviser

CADSTAR EMC Adviser helps optimize SI and EMC performance in high-speed designs by highlighting potential problem areas. There are 20 design rule checks for differential mode, common-mode and fast circuit errors in the design, with advice on methodologies and strategies for avoidance.

High-speed Place and Route Editor

Included for the first time in CADSTAR Professional is CADSTAR Place and Route Editor XR5000 HS – Zuken’s highest level router. All of the functionality of the previous CADSTAR Place and Route Editor XR2000L4 or L6, the 5000HS router obeys a wide range of fast circuit rules including min/max length, skew, delay and crosstalk limits to meet tight timing and noise margins as well as delivering both graphical and numeric feedback of conformance to constraints, providing the layout specialist with the critical data they need during both placement and routing.

Routing results and analysis, including impedance, crosstalk and delay, can be verified in Constraint Manager, with the option to export data to complete documentation of the design.

Included within the Place and Route XR5000 HS:

  • CADSTAR Rules-by-Area, a tool-set that enhances Zuken’s routing technology by allowing the association of different design rules to different areas of the design.
  • Topology Editor provides engineers with a schematic view of the complete signal with tools to assign predefined topologies such as daisy chain, H-tree or star, or create custom templates to apply to a range of high-speed nets.
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Extreme

Advanced Schematic, High-speed PCB Design and Signal Integrity Software

The CADSTAR Extreme bundle is Zuken’s integrated schematic and PCB design solution for High Density Interconnect (HDI) and high-speed layout that also includes Signal Integrity solutions, with advanced layout capabilities that enable the design engineer to quickly and effectively realise design intent.

Complete concurrent and post-layout signal integrity solution that enables engineers, layout designers and specialists within a development team to collaborate, organize, constrain, and verify their design in a seamless process.
Constraint-driven design to efficiently define and implement high-speed layouts.

Unlimited capacity to handle even the most complex of designs.

Specifically, the CADSTAR Extreme bundle adds:

CADSTAR SI Verify

A complete concurrent and post-layout signal integrity solution that enables engineers, layout designers and specialists within a development team to collaborate, organize, constrain, and verify their design in a seamless process. This helps them work more effectively, minimize costs, and improve overall time to market.

Limited time availability: CADSTAR bundles Professional and Basic are now available with 3D PCB visualization and collision checking with the inclusion of Board Modeler Lite

All bundles include:

 ExtremeProfessional 3DBasic 3DLite
PCB Design EditorUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited2,000 pins
3D PCB visualization and collision check (Board Modeler Lite)OptionalOptional
IDF 3D-MCAD/ECAD InterfaceOptional
Variant ManagerOptional
EMC AdviserOptionalOptional
Length and delay-based routing (P.R.Editor XR5000 HS)OptionalOptional
Rules-by-AreaOptional Optional
Constraint BrowserOptionalOptional
Place & Route EditorUnlimited6 layers4 layers
Signal IntegrityOptionalOptionalOptional
Autorouting AdvisorOptionalOptionalOptionalOptional
Schematics (additional seats)OptionalOptionalOptionalOptional
Placement PlannerOptionalOptionalOptionalOptional
Power IntegrityOptionalOptionalOptionalOptional
Design ViewerPlusOptionalOptionalOptionalOptional
RedliningOptionalOptionalOptionalOptional
MRP LinkOptionalOptionalOptionalOptional