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The latest version of the price/performance single-board design software contains across-the-board performance enhancements and design efficiency features. These include improved group handling and routing functionality, and enhancements to meet the demands of today’s high-speed designs.
Within CADSTAR Design Editor, users can select and modify items contained within a group, without first ungrouping them.
“Driving down design errors is a key way companies can maintain competitive advantage, especially in fast-turnaround designs. This simple enhancement will give users back more time to concentrate on their designs, as well as improving design quality; ungrouping items means risking regrouping them into a different configuration,” says Jeroen Leinders, CADSTAR Worldwide Sales Manager.
Time savings and ease-of-use features
Usability enhancements include:
Time savings though entering exact length and coordinate values when creating shapes in Design Editor.
A new hand tool function, offering display panning during execution of commands, such as when moving a component.
Improved movement of vias in the P.R.Editor Move tool due to enhancement of the pusher and spring-back engine, similar to Activ-45 routing.
+CADSTAR Unlengthen Command
New unlengthen command Automatic adjustment of existing lengthening blocks during Activ-45 route and move operations.
P.R.Editor lengthen functionality now works on individual pin pairs, offering improved overall lengthening results due to improved resolution of skew and overlapping constraints.
High-speed design enhancements
CADSTAR’s P.R.Editor builds on recent enhancements for high-speed design and now supports impedance balanced routing that simplifies the implementation of high-speed interfaces. Engineers can easily route to JEDEC standards and meet DDR3 performance specifications. This reduces design iterations by helping designers optimize circuits for the highest clock speeds.
For more information see www.zuken.com/cadstar
CADSTAR is a complete design environment for single board PCB design – from initial concept through to product realization. With a unified suite of applications, engineers can seamlessly define, visualize, implement and verify their designs. Professional, powerful, accessible and affordable, CADSTAR meets design requirements and budget. Optimized for the typical small and mid-sized design team, it also appeals to versatile individuals and corporations operating across multiple sites. The solution is complemented by extensive internet-accessible libraries containing more than 250,000 components.
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