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About CADSOFT


CadSoft Computer Inc has been developing and marketing the software package EAGLE for more than 20 years.

Headquartered in Germany, CadSoft has a vast user base ranging from hobbyists to global multinational companies such as 3M, AT&T, BMW, Daimler Chrysler, Hewlett Packard, IBM to name a few.

EAGLE (Easily Applicable Graphical Layout Editor) is a low-cost, easy to use, powerful PC-board design tool with advanced features like online Forward- and Back-Annotation; UNDO/REDO function for ANY editing command, script files for batch command execution, copper pouring, and an interactive Follow-me Router.

EAGLE has been the best-selling software of its kind in Europe since the early nineties. Elected "Product of the year" for five times in a leading German electronics magazine, EAGLE has become very successful in North America as well.

EAGLE is available in Light, Standard and Professional editions across the Windows®, Linux® and Mac® platforms. And it is now available in 1-year licenses: powerful, easy to use PCB software at very affordable prices.

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What's New In Eagle Version 7?

For over 25 years, CadSoft has been helping Makers, hobbyists, students, educators and design engineers innovate. It's now the fastest growing PCB commercial design solution. Find out how EAGLE's capabilities and value have gotten even better!

Improved Autorouter

  • Multi-threaded support optimizes EAGLE's use of multi-core hardware by running each routing variant on its own processor simultaneously. End-users will benefit from multiple "configurations" of the same routed board to choose from, and can select the best outcome for their design.
  • Contains pre-route option that will result in more cost effective, efficiently routed PCBs, requiring less manual interaction.

Support for Hierarchical Design

  • Supports larger, more complex designs.
  • Also favors design re-use by allowing blocks of one design to be used in others.
  • Helps organize large schematic designs into small functional blocks which can be assigned to team members.

Software licensing

  • Better protection of customers' software.
  • Single user licenses can still be installed on up to two devices.
  • Easier administration of multi-user license.

Why Eagle?

  • Professional grade schematic, layout and autorouter with common interface.
  • Low cost, easy to use Printed Circuit Board design solution.
  • Free maintenance and support.
  • DesignLink - real-time access to the element14 component database for component research and part selection.
  • Over 50,000 libraries available.
  • The #1 design tool for Open Hardware platforms.
  • EAGLE links to popular prototype vendors for low cost, low volume fabrication and assembly services.
  • Multi-user discounts available.
  • Fully supported on Window, Linux and Mac.
  • Educational discounts available.

Three modules are embedded in a single interface

    Schematic

  • Allows up to 999 sheets to support complex designs.
  • Enables individualization of schematics and sheets with descriptions.
  • Controls the schematic through Electrical Rule check (ERC).
  • Arranges schematic sheets through Drag & Drop.
  • Creates boards with a single mouse click.

    Layout

  • Performs a Design Rule Check to ensure all connec¬tions are correct.
  • Supports differential pair routing and meanders.
  • Allows automatic BGA escape routing (ULP).
  • Manages different assembly variants.
  • Offers an easy to use dimensioning tool.

    Autorouter

  • Automatically routes single connections, selected connections or the entire board.
  • Interactive "follow me router".
  • Supports blind and buried vias for multi-layer de¬signs up to 16 layers.
  • Allows users to specify customs routing features, incl. layer preference, routing grid etc.

Best selling, award-winning software with high-end functionality and support for a fraction of the cost of most PCB programs

  • Compatible with Windows®, Linux®, Mac®
  • Easy user interface
  • Streamlined capability to upload your BOM, view pricing, availability and add to Newark shopping cart without leaving design environment
  • Free tech support at element14.com/eaglediscussion or toll-free 877 736 4835
  • Uniquely affordable
  • Access to high quality PCB fabrication manufacturers providing fast quotes
  • Access to ULP programs that add functionality

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"We are delighted with the software, since it offers all the functions which we need for the development. EAGLE is very well-known and most of the new colleagues with an educational background in PCB design are very familiar with it. Obviously this helps us save tremendously on training time."
"For the planning of all PCBs, we use EAGLE as an easy-to-learn design tool. The flat learning curve facilitates the uptake of the program, meaning all new team members can quickly achieve good results."
"We use EAGLE for a wide range of PCBs, e.g. the Battery Management System for the battery monitoring, motor control cards with CAN bus, fan controllers, an ABS control and even a brake light are already equipped on the PCB."
"EAGLE has an intuitive user interface, which has made things much easier for me, despite being a beginner. I also think it is very clearly arranged and the forward-reverse annotation facilitates the layout, because it allows ideas which have already been incorporated into the circuit diagram to be directly transferred to the actual layout. The function to create new components also works flawlessly, while the standard packages made available all help make things even easier."
"Each module you can imagine, starting with a simple power adaptor via the motor control module up to the battery management system developed in-house, is developed by us using EAGLE. In this case, EAGLE is a one-stop solution. Firstly, it can be used to create circuit plans and layouts, ranging from simple to complex. EAGLE makes it child's play to optimize the size of the board or the general arrangement of components. Since elements such as the required training period and efficiency (one program for all) are our top priority, and the set-up has allowed all students, even those without any previous knowledge, to get to grips with the operation in just a few hours, the EAGLE software package from CadSoft has become a standard tool, which we cannot do without."
"We at the eCARus team prize EAGLE for the way it allows students a swift and hassle-free helping hand into the world of switching and PCB design."
"The simplicity of EAGLE combined with "just enough" sophistication, not to mention reasonable pricing, is what attracted me to move away from (a more expensive software) over to EAGLE recently."
"EAGLE is an amazing program that when learned, virtually has no limit!"
"Great Tech Support! Runs on multi-platform and a great user community."
"Love the product for its versatile user interface and the intuitive linkage between graphic use and command line commands."
"Before trying EAGLE, we had been using more sophisticated software (Cadence). EAGLE PCB software serves our needs perfectly and has all the functions we need for designing high quality boards at a value price."
"What I like most about EAGLE is the flexibility it offers. With EAGLE ULPs there is no limit to what I can create designing PCB boards!"
"I have used EAGLE for a long time and would never change. I know EAGLE works and I can trust this program."
"I work in an R&D Department and EAGLE helps me do high quality, efficient designs with fast time-to-market!"
"Teaching System Design became an easy job with EAGLE. It is easy to learn and enables professional PCB design. Students like to work with EAGLE and since this program is standard internationally it gives them an extra qualification after they graduate."
"With DesignLink I do not have to leave my development environment to get a direct overview of product availability and pricing. This saves time and makes my boss happy!"
"I design my boards using EAGLE, buy the components via the integrated DesignLink and get them produced with the offered PCB Fabrication Service. This is just great!"
"What I love about EAGLE is the support. Whenever I have a question I post it in the forum or ask the EAGLE expert by email or phone and I pay nothing for that support since it is for free!"