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The all-round PCB design tool

CADSTAR is an established desktop PCB design, with many thousands of satisfied users globally. Professional, powerful, accessible and affordable, CADSTAR will meet your design requirements and budget, and is supported by experienced local resellers who provide training, support, integration and consultancy to help you maximize your return on investment. Optimized for the typical small and mid-sized design team, Zuken’s CADSTAR PCB Design software equally appeals to individual all-rounders and corporations operating across multiple sites.

Essential PCB Design for Professionals

CADSTAR is a complete software environment for 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.

Schematic capture with placement and constraint planner

Constraint driven interactive and automatic PCB layout & routing

Comprehensive markup and post-processing capabilities

Comprehensive markup and post-processing capabilities

CADSTAR

CADSTAR spans schematic capture, placement, routing, library creation and management, signal integrity and EMC analysis, along with the production of manufacturing data.

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Product Features

With CADSTAR's unified suite of applications, engineers can seamlessly define, visualize, implement and verify their designs.

CADSTAR Schematics is a highly integrated front-end solution, providing a smooth and error-free transition (forward & back annotation) between schematics and PCB, easy to learn and use for both occasional and frequent users.

Easy to learn and fast to use, the constraint driven approach of CADSTAR PCB design layout software helps you create right-first-time printed circuit board designs.

With its Board Modeler Lite, CADSTAR bridges the gap between electronic and mechanical design allowing PCB designers to work in a 3D environment, perform collision checks between components, boards and enclosure and make placement changes to resolve them.

With a mix of manual, auto-interactive and automatic tools for PCB placement and routing, the CADSTAR Place and Route Editor 2000 has been optimized for performance, quality and manufacturability to meet today’s advanced technology design challenges.

With its highest performing routing tool, Route Editor XR 5000HS, CADSTAR offers specific additional functionality targeted for high-speed PCB design, such as DDR2, DDR3, DDR4 and PCI Express, including min/max length, skew, delay and crosstalk limits to meet tight timing and noise margins.

Zuken’s CADSTAR solution integrates a design migration tool within all bundles, which includes additional features to better support and exploit legacy design data. Designs can be imported from a number of third party packages, including:

  • PADS (Mentor Graphics)
  • OrCAD (Cadence)
  • PCAD/Protel/Altium Designer (Altium)

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All the core functionality of CADSTAR limited to 50 components and 300 pins. Includes a self-teach with over 30 movies
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Learn more about CADSTAR

  • Software Trial
November 06, 2020
Free PCB Design Software - CADSTAR Express

Zuken’s free PCB Design Software, CADSTAR Express, provides a quick and easy way for you to experience the basic features of our standard single-board PCB design software solution, CADSTAR.

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Try CADSTAR today - all the core functionality of CADSTAR 2020...
  • Viewers
November 06, 2020
CADSTAR Design Viewer Software

CADSTAR Design Viewer is a free download that lets you share and access CADSTAR design data very easily on any of your preferred Windows platforms.

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Share and Review CADSTAR Designs
  • Datasheets
October 08, 2020
DS - CADSTAR Professional: Advanced Schematic and PCB design - Datasheet

CADSTAR Professional is Zuken’s integrated schematic and PCB design solution for HDI and high-speed layout, with advanced layout capabilities that enable the design engineer to quickly and effectively realise design intent.

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A scalable design solution that offers total flexibility to design simple or complex PCBs.
  • Datasheets
October 12, 2020
DS - CADSTAR Basic: Integrated Schematic and PCB Design - Datasheet

CADSTAR Basic is Zuken’s integrated schematic and PCB design solution that provides layout specialists with a comprehensive toolset for integrated 3D MCAD/ ECAD design.

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Faster, more efficient design with block reuse and intelligent copy/paste to extract the maximum value from your design archive.
  • Datasheets
October 12, 2020
DS - CADSTAR Lite: Intuitive Schematic and PCB Design - Datasheet

CADSTAR Lite is Zuken’s affordable integrated schematic and PCB design solution.

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A scalable design solution that offers total flexibility to design simple or complex PCBs.

CADSTAR Datasheets

A selection of CADSTAR Datasheets

  • Datasheets
October 12, 2020
DS - CADSTAR Schematic Capture: Schematic Entry - Datasheet

CADSTAR Schematic Capture provides a fast, efficient way to capture design intent, rules and constraints for smooth and error-free transition to PCB layout for product realization.

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Organize your design as a flat or hierarchical circuit, or apply both methodologies.
  • Datasheets
October 07, 2020
DS - CADSTAR PCB Layout - Datasheet

Easy to learn and fast to use, CADSTAR delivers high performance PCB layout to your desktop.

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Reduce time and effort by using automatic placement with pattern replication and design block reuse.
  • Datasheets
October 07, 2020
DS - CADSTAR P.R.Editor XR - Datasheet

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

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Feature Matrix
  • Datasheets
October 07, 2020
DS- CADSTAR Signal Integrity

As more designs incorporate high-speed technologies and involve integrated circuits (ICs) with rapidly increasing fast edge rates, the need for signal integrity analysis has become a vital part of the product development cycle.

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SI Verify offers a complete concurrent and post-layout signal integrity solution.
  • Datasheets
October 07, 2020
DS - CADSTAR – Power Integrity Advance - Datasheet

Complexity of today’s design includes the growing counts of voltages, increasing switching currents from components, and more power consumption. This makes the study of power integrity a vital part of the design flow.

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Ensure quality and integrity of the power distribution system during and after layout.
  • Datasheets
October 06, 2020
DS-CADSTAR Variant Manager - Datasheet

As PCB designs become more sophisticated and the design cycles ever smaller, it is imperative that the PCB design can satisfy the global market place and the numerous product options.

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Ensure the variant created matches the master and all previous defined variants.

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