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Polar Instruments and Zuken now offer a direct link between Speedstack, Polar’s PCB layer stackup design and documentation tools, and Zuken CR-8000 Design Force and DFM Center.
CR-8000 Design Force users can now exchange pre-layout stackup designs seamlessly with Polar’s Speedstack for IC Packaging and PCB design. The stackup can be validated in Zuken’s DFM Center before release to manufacturing.
Humair Mandavia, Zuken Chief Strategy Officer, says, “The link between Speedstack and Zuken CR-8000 Design Force is a strong connection in the chain between design and fabrication. It helps ensure our customers deliver designs to market that are consistent, and with improved quality from prototype to volume production, especially for high-speed, high-density design.”
The interface communicates comprehensive material information required for today’s complex high layer count designs, and gives Zuken customers access to Polar’s online libraries of the latest high-speed base materials. Impedance information contained within Speedstack is loaded in the CR-8000 environment, saving time consuming and error prone manual re-entry.
Martyn Gaudion, CEO of Polar Instruments, says, “Polar Speedstack is the stackup tool of choice for many high-end fabricators, value added brokers and OEM base PCB Technologists. We’ve enjoyed working closely with the team at Zuken to implement this interface between Speedstack and Design Force.”
Board specification from CR-8000 Design Force is exported to Speedstack.
Board fabricator stackup is imported into CR-8000 Design Force.
About Polar Instruments
Polar Instruments is a market leader in designing and manufacturing tools to simplify and enhance the design, fabrication documentation and testing of printed circuit boards (PCBs). Polar’s innovative tools include the industry standard Controlled Impedance Test System (CITS) which provides the global PCB industry with an easy to use test system for high-speed digital and RF boards, as well as class-leading tools for fast and accurate design and testing of controlled impedance in PCBs. Polar also leads the industry in tools for PCB layer stackup design and documentation. Established in 1976 Polar has operations and channel partners in the US, UK, Europe and Asia Pacific. For more information, click here.
Zuken is a global provider of leading-edge software and consulting services for electrical and electronic design and manufacturing. Founded in 1976, Zuken has the longest track record of technological innovation and financial stability in the electronic design automation (EDA) software industry. The company’s extensive experience, technological expertise and agility, combine to create world-class software solutions. Zuken’s transparent working practices and integrity in all aspects of business produce long-lasting and successful customer partnerships that make Zuken a reliable long-term business partner.
Zuken is focused on being a long-term innovation and growth partner. The security of choosing Zuken is further reinforced by the company’s people—the foundation of Zuken’s success. Coming from a wide range of industry sectors, specializing in many different disciplines and advanced technologies, Zuken’s people relate to and understand each company’s unique requirements.
For more information about the company and its products, click here.
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