Würth Elektronik and Zuken Launch Component Libraries for CADSTAR


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Würth Elektronik, a manufacturer of electronic and electromechanical components and Zuken, a leader in PCB and IC package design, have added new component libraries for Zuken's CADSTAR tool.

Würth Elektronik will now provide free-of-charge component libraries of its passive components for Zuken’s CADSTAR design software. The libraries allow users to simply download the correct components and start designing, without needing to worry about creating the right footprint or mechanical dimensions. These details, as well as the electrical parameters, are defined within the libraries, which are updated regularly.

Starting with passive components, Würth Elektronik already plans to expand the library to include semiconductors, optoelectronics and electromechanical components.

Jochen Baier, Technical Marketing Manager at Würth Elektronik, said, “Würth Elektronik places great importance on high quality component libraries, to simplify and speed-up the design process for our customers.”

Jeroen Leinders, CADSTAR Distribution Manager at Zuken, added, “CADSTAR users now enjoy shorter implementation design time thanks to Würth component libraries in CADSTAR. With the need to keep up with ever-reducing design cycle times, the libraries reduce the time engineers must spend creating PCB footprints and schematic symbols.”

The libraries build on an existing partnership with Würth Elektronik’s PCB division, through which Würth Elektronik’s design rules and layer structures are incorporated into CADSTAR as free templates which can be applied during the layout process.

The new libraries are available free here and are also supplied with the regular CADSTAR updates.

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