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Zuken Announces System-Level PCB Design Environment

By DE Editors

Zuken has announced its new integrated circuit (IC) package and printed circuit board (PCB) design and analysis solution called Design Force. The design solution enables single board, multi-board, and chip-package-board interconnect optimization in native 3D. Design Force is a single solution environment that includes embedded interactive and automatic routing, design analysis and constraint management.

Zuken says the designer has control using a mouse in one hand and a touchpad in the other for two-handed design. Throughout the design process, the designer can switch between 2D and 3D to combine conventional 2D design with 3D design in real-time.

Design Force uses native 64-bit, multi-CPU, and multi-threading with an eye toward ECAD system performance. Its graphics use OpenGL and DirectX for rendering. This allows designers to place and manage embedded components, view and modify layers, and optimize chip-package-board and multi-board interconnects, moving and editing seamlessly through multiple designs in both 2D and 3D.

Design Force has embedded design support that allows engineers and layout designers to conduct signal integrity, EMC, and power integrity analysis, manage constraints and autoroute. Designers can effectively co-design a chip, package and board, embed components in the dielectric, and verify manufacturing rules in real-time.

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Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

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