By DE Editors
Zuken has released CADSTAR s Constraint Browser and Topology Editor. Constraint Browser is available now in CADSTAR 13.0. The application guides engineers through a fully integrated, constraints-driven design methodology to meet high-speed performance requirements, offering a method to enter complex rules early in the design process. It also reduces design costs and time-to-market by eliminating unnecessary prototypes and re-engineering cycles.
Topology Editor, as part of Constraint Browser, provides engineers with a schematic view of the complete signal and includes options to control the proper pin order for routing. Engineers can assign predefined topologies, such as daisy chain, H-tree, or star, or create custom templates to apply to high-speed nets.
As one of the factors affecting signal integrity is the way in which pins are connected, according to the company this will allow users to better place parts and route signals for maintaining signal integrity and correct operation of the circuit.
Constraint Browser and Topology Editor are among several new modules available in CADSTAR version 13.0. Other feature enhancements in CADSTAR 13.0 include improved drill drawing creation; improved DXF import; improved features for high-speed routing; and an IDF interface.
For more information, visit Zuken.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.