Proteus PCB design Alternatives

    Proteus PCB design is described as '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' and is an app in the Education & Reference category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Proteus PCB design 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 Proteus PCB design are Fritzing (Paid, Open Source), Autodesk EAGLE (Free Personal), QUCS (Free, Open Source) and LibrePCB (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Nov 30, 2019

    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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    2. 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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      Most users think Fritzing is a great alternative to Proteus PCB design.


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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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      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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    3. LTspice IV is a high performance Spice III simulator, schematic capture and waveform viewer with enhancements and models for easing the simulation of switching regulators.
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      the simulation of analog and digital is far better than proteus, also debugging the circuits in ltspice is quite easier compared to proteus.
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      Its advanced simulation engine can handle both analog and digital circuits and features realtime always-on analysis. It is the perfect companion to students, hobbyists, and engineers.
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      Most users think iCircuit is a great alternative to Proteus PCB design.
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      KTechLab is an IDE for microcontrollers and electronics. It supports circuit simulation, program development for microcontrollers and simulating the programmed microcontroller together with its application circuit.
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    4. The Cadence OrCAD product line provides affordable, high-performance PCB design tools that boost productivity for smaller design teams and individual PCB designers.
    5. 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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