By DE Editors
Zuken’s (Westford, MA) latest version of the desktop PCB design solution, CADSTAR 10.0, includes functionalities for schematic, library, and PCB design, tighter integration with FPGA design tools, and the introduction of an alternative schematic front-end solution E³.logic.
With an increased focus on supporting both the engineer and designer to create "right-first-time" designs in less time, CADSTAR lets users perform version control at the parts and component level, store parts information in the PCB design, set up detailed layer stacks for buried and blind via technologies, and carry out impedance controlled routing.
CADSTAR 10.0 includes extended ODB++ output for manufacturing, the ability to highlight nets using multiple colors, plus FPGA design integration and a fully integrated parts library manager in ‘Design Editor’.
Ease-of-use with the intuitive workflow includes integration of new features for assigning any combination of function keys, enhanced layers settings GUI, support of custom colors using the standard Microsoft color dialog, smart update of new software releases, and automatic parts index creation.
Zuken’s E³.series module, E³.logic, can now be offered as an add-on solution for CADSTAR to boost users’ productivity; used as a front-end solution for CADSTAR PCB design it will allow support of multilingual diagrams, multilingual text, and Unicode. The recently introduced add-on module, CADSTAR FPGA, supports one universal project manager that controls all the design files for simulation, synthesis, place and route and pin assignment to the PCB board, as well as the I/O synchronization between the FPGA device and the PCB board.
For details, go to Zuken.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.