Zuken’s CR-5000 Design Gateway is a next-generation circuit design creation package for collaborating between board-level design and hardware design, bringing the two disciplines closer together. Launched in America and Europe, the solution opens up scope for advanced product life-cycle management. The package delivers the potential to perform entire system circuit planning and schematics design. Design Gateway is positioned within Zuken’s CR-5000 enterprise-wide solution for electronics systems design and is at the core of its constraints-driven design and verification process. Design Gateway can represent the entire system as a hierarchical structure with unlimited levels, supporting both top-down design entry and building of blocks bottom-up. The solution also includes advanced features for design reuse, documentation, design variant management, simulation and verification, field-programmable gate array co-design, and constraints control, and it provides interfaces to other design disciplines such as analog and hardware description language.