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About Cadsoft

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

The award winning EAGLE (Easily Applicable Graphical Layout Editor) software is a low-cost, easy to use, powerful PC-board design tool including Schematic Capture, Board Layout and Autorouter. User Language Programs enable features such as simulation & 3D-visualization.

EAGLE is available in Light, Standard and Professional editions across the Windows®, Linux® and Mac® platforms.

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What's New In Eagle Version 7?

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

    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

    Layout


  • Performs a Design Rule Check to ensure all connections 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

    Autorouter


  • Automatically routes single connections, selected connections or the entire board.
  • Interactive "follow me router".
  • Supports blind and buried vias for multi-layer designs 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
  • Uniquely affordable
  • Access to high quality PCB fabrication manufacturers providing fast quotes
  • Access to ULP programs that add functionality