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Zuken Releases CR-8000 2023 for Advanced PCB Design

MUNICH, Germany and WESTFORD, MA, USA, Sep 5, 2023 – Zuken, a global leader in electronic design automation solutions, announces the availability of CR-8000 2023. The 2023 release is packed with new enhancements covering the entire design process and will empower users and enable them to tackle the challenges of high-density, high-speed PCB designs.

Notably, the CR-8000 2023 release places special emphasis on revitalizing and expanding the spectrum of signal integrity, power integrity, and electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) analysis tools. These advancements are seamlessly integrated into the CR-8000 Design Force Analysis Advance bundle, offering an unparalleled avenue for enhanced design insights.

“We are excited to unveil CR-8000 Release 2023, which empowers designers to address the ever-increasing demands of high-density, high-speed PCB designs,” said Kazuhiro Kariya, Sr. Managing Executive Officer and CTO of Zuken Inc. “Through the strategic enhancements made to our flagship CR-8000 tool suite, we are providing our customers with a comprehensive solution that boosts design efficiency and supports accurate analysis, ultimately enabling them to stay ahead in today’s competitive market.”

Empowering Engineers with Advanced Design Creation

Streamlined Design Sheet Integration

With the CR-8000 2023 release, the process of generating new designs becomes a seamless journey. Users can effortlessly merge sheets from diverse designs, enabling the incorporation of various elements or the utilization of template designs as a solid foundation. This innovative feature fosters creativity and accelerates the design timeline.

Enhanced Information Security

Privacy takes center stage with the introduction of a resourceful feature that allows sensitive information exclusion before external sharing. Tailoring resource files to distinct collaboration needs fosters a secure and collaborative design environment.

CR-8000 engineering frontend Design Gateway: Empowering design reuse and IP protection.

Efficiency through Design Reuse

The 2023 release introduces a groundbreaking feature that streamlines documentation by enabling the copying, editing, and seamless integration of circuits and text elements. This innovation enhances efficiency by eliminating redundant tasks and allows engineers to focus on design evolution.

Expanded Design Efficiencies in Layout

Reuse Template Routing

Identical areas of components and routing that are common in multi-channel designs can now be placed and routed based on one instance. This function recognizes component and topology similarities and propagates the master instance to the subsequent channels.

Expanded Contour Routing

An interactive contour routing feature aligns seamlessly with existing patterns and board shapes, ensuring design harmony and consistency.

Analyze Track Configurations

Users can examine the routing of a trace path by visualizing a cross-sectional view that showcases the trajectory across various layers. This capability allows for comprehensive inspection and evaluation of track arrangements, aiding in identifying potential issues and optimizing the design.

Powerful Analysis Capabilities

Enhanced Bundle and Functionality

The CR-8000 2023 Release consolidates signal integrity, power integrity, and EMI analysis tools into new bundles, with enhanced user interaction, MultiCore CPU support, and compatibility with extensive datasets. AI/ML-assisted modeling and new Power Integrity checks elevate design and analysis prowess.

Zuken DF Reuse Template
CR-8000 Adds a powerful new capability to accelerate multi-channel design

Comprehensive Signal Integrity Analysis

Dive into Signal Integrity with the Design Force SI Advance bundle, encompassing features from Characteristic Impedance to IBIS AMI SerDes channel analysis. Comprehensive system-level analysis is ensured through the inclusion of IBIS, SPICE, and S-Parameter models in both domains.

Zuken DF Analyze Track
CR-8000 Enhances the methodology to review impedance violations in the design space

Full-spectrum PCB-level EMI and Power Analysis

The Design Force PI/EMI Advance bundle focuses on EMI and Power Supply System Analysis. Critical functions include rapid estimations, integrity features, and an array of analysis tools designed to optimize designs. Capabilities include IC power pin impedance computation, Decap location and parasitic values determination, DC analysis, incorporation of Lossy Transmission Line models considering copper surface roughness, and integration of IBIS, SPICE, and S-Parameter models. Time Domain Reflectometry (TDR) and Eye Pattern analysis enhance design evaluation. A comprehensive HSPICE export and capability to calculate and export S-Parameter Touchstone data add versatility to the toolset.

CR-8000 2023 Analysis
CR-8000 Release 2023 expands analysis capabilities for Signal Integrity, Power Integrity, and EMC.

With the CR-8000 2023 release, users will be able to explore innovations that redefine design excellence. The release underscores Zuken’s commitment to empowering users with tools that simplify the challenges of intricate electronic design.

For more information about CR-8000 Release 2023 and other Zuken solutions, visit the CR-8000 section on

About Zuken

Zuken is a global software company delivering electrical and electronic design solutions. Founded in 1976, Zuken has a consistent track record of technology innovation and financial stability in the electronic and electrical design automation (EDA) industry. With its CR-8000 and E3.series product families, Zuken provides a robust lineup of system-level 2D/3D electrical and electronic toolsets complemented by comprehensive design data and configuration management capabilities.

Most recently, Zuken has embraced digital transformation and, more specifically, digital engineering as the way forward with its entry into the Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) industry. Today, Zuken delivers world-class design solutions combining MBSE products and services with a mature, proven electrical and electronic design suite to address the needs of a broad range of industries across the globe. For more information about the company and its products, visit,, or .

Nitin Patil
Nitin Patil
Editor and Director of Content, Nitin completed his Master's in Mass Communication & Journalism and having 13 years of work experience as an editor, content writer with renowned international technical magazines and media companies. He is associated with CAD,CAM industry since 2008.

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