9 September 2014 – Westford, MA, USA – Zuken has launched an entry-level schematic and PCB design bundle as part of the CADSTAR family of products. CADSTAR Essential is a complete schematic and PCB design tool suite that allows PCB designers and engineers to download software, learn the basics and start designing as quickly as possible.
Priced at $999, CADSTAR Essential offers a single design environment with a common GUI for core PCB design activities such as schematics, library creation, routing and export for manufacturing. The complete schematic to PCB design flow supports up to 1,000 pins on four layers with an effective cost of $1 per pin. The CADSTAR Essential purchase price can be applied to any CADSTAR family upgrade, preserving the initial investment and providing the scalability required by many companies.
Jeroen Leinders, CADSTAR Worldwide Sales Manager, said: “We identified a need among lean, fast-moving innovators who want to get started on their PCB designs as quickly and cost-effectively as possible. This could be entrepreneurs, technology startups, custom designers, hobbyists, those in the prototype and test markets, or even companies needing only basic functionality.”
CADSTAR Essential is supported by award-winning, downloadable self-teach support material that incorporates links to video files to illustrate key features. It is currently available through resellers in North America.
For more information see www.zuken.com/cadstar-essential