CADSTAR Resources



Free PCB Design Productivity App for iOS & Android Devices

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CADSTAR Design Viewer 18

Updated June 2017

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CADSTAR Express 18 (Updated June 2017)

All the functionality of CADSTAR, limited to 300 pins & 50 components

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    Datasheet: CADSTAR High-speed Place and Route Editor

    Including all of the features and functionality found within Place and Route Editor XR2000, Place and Route Editor XR5000 HS (high-speed) offers specific additional functionality targeted for high-speed PCB design, such as DDR2, DDR3, DDR4 and PCI Express.

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    Datasheet: CADSTAR Design Viewer Plus

    The snap and measure tool enables accurate design data verification

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    Datasheet: CADSTAR Constraint Browser

    As design constraints increase in complexity, CADSTAR Constraint Browser simplifies constraint management by providing a fast and effective method to enter the most complex of rules.

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    Datasheet: CADSTAR Library Editor

    The CADSTAR Library Editor provides a complete solution for creating and editing symbol, footprints and part information for PCB design.

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    Datasheet: CADSTAR Variant Manager

    Design one PCB design or Schematic for various product builds.

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    Datasheet: CADSTAR SI Verify

    Complete post-layout signal integrity simulation toolset.

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    Datasheet: CADSTAR Schematic Capture

    CADSTAR Schematic Capture provides a fast, efficient way to capture design intent, rules and constraints for smooth and error-free transition to PCB layout for product realization.

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    Datasheet: CADSTAR Rules by Area

    The Rules-by-Area package is a powerful extension to the CADSTAR P.R.Editor XR 2000 tool-set that enhances Zuken’s routing technology by allowing the association of different design rules to different areas of the design.

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    Datasheet: CADSTAR Routing Matrix

    Overview of the features deliverd with the several P.R. Editor modules available for CADSTAR.

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    Datasheet: CADSTAR Redlining

    CADSTAR Redlining allows you to review and mark-up your designs, improve communication between multidisciplinary teams and enables you to add text remarks to the original design.

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    Datasheet: CADSTAR Power Integrity Advance

    CADSTAR Power Integrity Advance provides fast and practical power integrity and electromagnetic interference analysis within the real-time PCB design flow.

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    Datasheet: CADSTAR Placement Planner

    CADSTAR Placement Planner enables the engineer to engage the placement process during logical circuit design.

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    Datasheet: CADSTAR Place and Route Editor

    CADSTAR Place and Route Editor (P.R.Editor) is an integral part of the CADSTAR solution.

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    Datasheet: CADSTAR PCB Layout

    Easy to learn and fast to use, CADSTAR delivers high performance PCB layout to your desktop.

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    Datasheet: CADSTAR FPGA

    A new collaborative product, combining ACTIVE-HDL lite and CADSTAR in one universal project manager.

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    Datasheet: CADSTAR Express

    CADSTAR Express is a FREE Schematic & PCB Design solution from schematics to manufacture within a single, easy to use Windows design environment.

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    Datasheet: CADSTAR EMC Adviser

    The CADSTAR EMC Adviser helps designers - EMC specialists and non-specialists alike - to predict, analyze and control design issues that may cause EMC/EMI problems.

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    Datasheet: CADSTAR Dragon Auto-router

    The current climate today means that engineers are increasingly expected to deliver more in less time, continually changing and adapting the way in which they work.

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    Datasheet: CADSTAR Bundle - Professional

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

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    Datasheet: CADSTAR Bundle - Lite

    An integrated schematic and PCB design solution bundle available at a very affordable price.

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    BAE Systems use CADSTAR to help reduce turret control computer wiring by 98%

    BAE Systems is a global company engaged in the development, delivery and support of advanced defence and aerospace systems in the air, on land and at sea.

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    Malvern Instruments have benefited from CADSTAR Board Modeler Lite by enhancing data collaboration between ECAD and MCAD, and improving manufacturing data

    As Electronics engineers we often perceive the electronics design encapsulated in the PCB assembly to be the core of the product. At Malvern Instruments, however, that is not the case as their advanced instruments are primarily mechanical in nature so the electronics forms a critical, but secondary, element of the finished product.

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    Raymarine chooses CADSTAR for productivity and EMC options

    Raymarine are introducing CADSTAR at both their UK headquarters in Portsmouth and in their US design centre at Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA.

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    Case Study: High-tech electronics outsourcing company Xyco uses Zuken’s CADSTAR PCB software to support their customers with leading edge high-speed technology

    High-tech electronics outsourcing company Xyco uses Zuken’s CADSTAR PCB software to support their customers with leading edge high-speed technology.

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    Case Study: TEWS significantly reduces development time and cost of complex high-speed PCBs using concurrent power integrity simulation

    TEWS Technologies encountered challenges around power distribution on PCBs for their embedded interface modules, due to today’s increasingly complex designs.

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      Intro Movies

      CADSTAR Overview

      CADSTAR Touch - PCB Design for Your Smartphone or Tablet

      CADSTAR Features

      P.R.Editor Activ-45: PCB design optimization with advanced 45 degree routing and pushing

      Adding connections in a schematic

      Board Modeler Lite - Collision Checking

      P.R.Editor - Push Aside

      CADSTAR High-speed PCB Design Tutorials

      Applying Length Constraints

      Applying Topologies

      Constraining Busses with Skew

      Constraining for Relative Skew

      Designing with Crosstalk Constraints

      Designing with H-Tree Topologies

      Designing with Impedance Constraints

      Exploring the SISS - Signal Integrity Simulation Server

      CADSTAR Express Tutorials

      Adding Connections and Controlling Overlap

      Adding Busses

      Adding Global Signal Symbols

      Adding Parts to a Schematic Design

      Adding Testpoint Components

      Automatic Placement

      Batch Processing Manufacturing Data

      BGA Wizard