DesignSpark PCB Alternatives

    DesignSpark PCB is described as 'The World’s Most Powerful Free Schematic and PCB Layout' and is an app in the Education & Reference category. There are more than 25 alternatives to DesignSpark PCB for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Online / Web-based and Android. The best alternative is KiCad, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like DesignSpark PCB are Fritzing (Paid, Open Source), QUCS (Free, Open Source), LibrePCB (Free, Open Source) and Autodesk EAGLE (Free Personal).

    This page was last updated Nov 26, 2021

    1. KiCad is an open source software suite for electronic design automation (EDA) - designing schematics of electronic circuits and printed circuit boards (PCB). KiCad is developed by Jean-Pierre Charras.
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      to design circuits, as well as so called "layouts", be it PCB or stripboard or breadboard... very-very handy a tool, very complex but very simple to use.
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      The Quite Universal Circuit Simulator (QUCS) is an integrated circuit simulator allowing the simulation and graphical presentation of results of large-signal, small-signal and noise behavior in circuits.
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      LibrePCB is a free EDA software to develop printed circuit boards. It’s currently under heavy development to bring out first stable releases as soon as possible.
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      Autodesk EAGLE is an electronic design automation (EDA) software. Enabling printed circuit board (PCB) designers to seamlessly connect schematic diagrams, component placement, PCB routing, and comprehensive library content.
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    2. The Cadence OrCAD product line provides affordable, high-performance PCB design tools that boost productivity for smaller design teams and individual PCB designers.
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    4. The gEDA project has produced and continues working on a full GPL'd suite and toolkit of Electronic Design Automation tools. These tools are used for electrical circuit design, schematic capture, simulation, prototyping, and production.
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      We build the pickaxes of hardware engineering. Ideation tools, schematic capture, PCB layout, design hosting, parts library management, and affordable prototyping.
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    5. Proteus PCB design combines the schematic capture and ARES PCB layout programs to provide a powerful, integrated and easy to use suite of tools for professional PCB Design.
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