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CADSTAR is available in pre-packaged bundles:

  • CADSTAR Lite: Limited functionality, which includes P.R.Editor XR2000 4 Layers
  • CADSTAR Basic: Standard PCB design, which includes P.R.Editor XR2000 6 Layers
  • CADSTAR Professional: High-Speed PCB design, which includes P.R.Editor XR5000 HS

See below the full matrix with the features associated with each CADSTAR Place and Route Editor Bundle, or download the PDF file.

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CADSTAR Place and Route Editor Bundles

The matrix below describes the features associated with each CADSTAR Place and Route Editor bundle:

Category

Feature

Lite

(YR2000 L4)

Basic

(YR2000 L6)

Professional

(XR5000 HS)
System
Autorouting layer limit
4 Layers
6 Layers
Unlimited
System
Automatic security backup
4 Layers
6 Layers
Unlimited
System
Key remapping for customization of the GUI
4 Layers
6 Layers
Unlimited
System
Lowlight non-selected items
4 Layers
6 Layers
Unlimited
System
Mirror view
4 Layers
6 Layers
Unlimited
System
Scripting interface for customization of the place and routing tool functionality
4 Layers
6 Layers
Unlimited
System
Window manipulation with strokes
4 Layers
6 Layers
Unlimited
Placement
Align components during move
4 Layers
6 Layers
Unlimited
Placement
Move tracks with component and reroute after move
4 Layers
6 Layers
Unlimited
Placement
Move, rotate, swap component with online DRC, push-aside and springback
4 Layers
6 Layers
Unlimited
Routing
Optimize design avoiding acid traps
4 Layers
6 Layers
Unlimited
Routing
Activ-45 ‘one click’ / ‘follow cursor’ routing
4 Layers
6 Layers
Unlimited
Routing
Angled autorouting (45-degree or free angle)
4 Layers
6 Layers
Unlimited
Routing
Auto-save best results when autorouting
4 Layers
6 Layers
Unlimited
Routing
Impedance Balanced Routing (single-ended and differential)
4 Layers
6 Layers
Unlimited
Routing
Bus routing (track following)
4 Layers
6 Layers
Unlimited
Routing
Change via on-the-fly during interactive route
4 Layers
6 Layers
Unlimited
Routing
Comprehensive design rule checks (grid, placement, routing, manufacturing)
4 Layers
6 Layers
Unlimited
Routing
Copper pour and edit with automatic repour
4 Layers
6 Layers
Unlimited
Routing
Copy / paste and move multiple selection (component, route, via, etc.)
4 Layers
6 Layers
Unlimited
Routing
Equispace orthogonal tracks between obstacles
4 Layers
6 Layers
Unlimited
Routing
Fanout with smart BGA pad avoidance
4 Layers
6 Layers
Unlimited
Routing
Freehand route and tidy (‘sketch’ mode)
4 Layers
6 Layers
Unlimited
Routing
Grid controls (route, via, testpoint)
4 Layers
6 Layers
Unlimited
Routing
Interactive track lengthening (accordion)
4 Layers
6 Layers
Unlimited
Routing
Layer bias control (X, Y, unbiased, anti-track)
4 Layers
6 Layers
Unlimited
Routing
Layer routing (assign net to specific layer)
4 Layers
6 Layers
Unlimited
Routing
Measure separation
4 Layers
6 Layers
Unlimited
Routing
Memory pattern autorouter
4 Layers
6 Layers
Unlimited
Routing
Miter tool (45-degree or arced corners)
4 Layers
6 Layers
Unlimited
Routing
Online DRC for routing
4 Layers
6 Layers
Unlimited
Routing
Optimal spacing (enhanced track, pad and via spacing rules)
4 Layers
6 Layers
Unlimited
Routing
Print current view
4 Layers
6 Layers
Unlimited
Routing
Push-aside and springback routes
4 Layers
6 Layers
Unlimited
Routing
Refine routing (rip-up and retry) to reduce track length and number of vias
4 Layers
6 Layers
Unlimited
Routing
Remote selection to/from schematics and PCB layout
4 Layers
6 Layers
Unlimited
Routing
Reports (nets, testpoints, variants, assignments, attributes, board status, etc.)
4 Layers
6 Layers
Unlimited
Routing
River router (free angle, shortest path)
4 Layers
6 Layers
Unlimited
Routing
Routability analysis for prerouting assessment
4 Layers
6 Layers
Unlimited
Routing
Route with / without errors and design rule check (clearance display factor)
4 Layers
6 Layers
Unlimited
Routing
Routing wizard
4 Layers
6 Layers
Unlimited
Routing
Straight or curved routes
4 Layers
6 Layers
Unlimited
Routing
Start routing from opposite end
4 Layers
6 Layers
Unlimited
Routing
Teardrop tools
4 Layers
6 Layers
Unlimited
Routing
Testpoints (allocate pads/vias or generate testpoint items)
4 Layers
6 Layers
Unlimited
Routing
Tidy route
4 Layers
6 Layers
Unlimited
Routing
Track length report (dynamic or on click)
4 Layers
6 Layers
Unlimited
Routing
Trunk routing (pairs, busses, etc.)
4 Layers
6 Layers
Unlimited
Routing
Unmiter tool - simplifies rework for faster design changes
4 Layers
6 Layers
Unlimited
Routing
Unroute errors tool
4 Layers
6 Layers
Unlimited
Routing
Variant support
4 Layers
6 Layers
Unlimited
Routing
Angled autorouting (free angle)
Unlimited
Routing
Pull tight (90º, 45º, 0º)
Unlimited
Routing
Rules by area
Unlimited
Routing
Same net spacing controls
Unlimited
Routing
SMD pad special vias
Unlimited
Routing
Snap vias legal
Unlimited
Routing
Split power plane creation
Unlimited
Analysis
IBIS model support
Unlimited
Analysis
Simulation library manager
Unlimited
Analysis
Characteristic impedance based on field solver results
Unlimited
Analysis
Crosstalk based on formulae and field solver results
Unlimited
Analysis
Delays based on formulae and field solver results
Unlimited
Analysis
Field solution from layer stack
Unlimited
Analysis
Overshoot based on formulae (field solver results used in formula)
Unlimited
Constraint
Auto-generate pin pairs
Unlimited
Constraint
Busses in tree view with bus-level constraints
Unlimited
Constraint
Color-coded results measured against constraints
Unlimited
Constraint
Constraint manager (spreadsheet data entry)
Unlimited
Constraint
Create, edit and apply high-speed topologies
Unlimited
Constraint
Define differential pairs with constraints
Unlimited
Constraint
Graphical topology viewer
Unlimited
Constraint
Library reload (device and simulation models)
Unlimited
Constraint
Net classes in tree view
Unlimited
Constraint
Set nominated driver / receiver
Unlimited
Constraint
Crosstalk per aggressor results in the spreadsheet
Unlimited
Constraint
Graphical Topology Editor
Unlimited
High-speed
Allocate / create device models (pin types)
Unlimited
High-speed
Characteristic impedance calculator
Unlimited
High-speed
Differential pair routing
Unlimited
High-speed
Differential pair routing - match skew and lengthening
Unlimited
High-speed
Routing information display for interactive routing (length)
Unlimited
High-speed
High-speed reports (length, skew, differential pairs, max vias, etc.)
Unlimited
High-speed
Interactive track lengthening to constraints
Unlimited
High-speed
Length checks (pin-based including pin length groups)
Unlimited
High-speed
Lengthen during autorouting (length)
Unlimited
High-speed
Lengthen tool (manual) for length
Unlimited
High-speed
Lengthening wizard (size, style, mode, spacing, etc.)
Unlimited
High-speed
Locate differential pairs
Unlimited
High-speed
Manual route to length constraint
Unlimited
High-speed
Ordered/controlled net topology
Unlimited
High-speed
Routing constraint indicators
Unlimited
High-speed
Routing information display for interactive routing (impedance, overshoot, crosstalk)
Unlimited
High-speed
Shield route (adjacent reference lines)
Unlimited
High-speed
Skew groups (generic or to user-defined base)
Unlimited
High-speed
Virtual branch points (e.g., H-tree topologies)
Unlimited
High-speed
Wire bond pin length support
Unlimited
High-speed
Zo and Zdiff planning (impedance templates)Zo and Zdiff planning (impedance templates)
Unlimited
High-speed
Delay (time) based routing
Unlimited
High-speed
Routing information display for interactive routing (delay)
Unlimited
High-speed
Lengthen during autorouting (delay)
Unlimited
High-speed
Lengthen tool (manual) for delay
Unlimited
High-speed
Locate crosstalk
Unlimited
High-speed
Resolve crosstalk
Unlimited
High-speed
Deviation (%) control – delay
Unlimited
High-speed
Deviation (%) control – length
Unlimited
High-speed
Measure length to pin
Unlimited

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