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PCB design software

KSels
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I am looking for an PCB design software to design pcb cards to connect to the Edison.

Does anyone now about a good design software? I dont want to use a loot of money on it.

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idata
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I would suggest KiCad:http://kicad-pcb.org/ KiCad EDA

I already designed a custom board using KiCad for the edison, it works fine :-)

An alternative may be http://circuitmaker.com/ http://circuitmaker.com/

Here are some more:

http://www.electroschematics.com/2249/pcb-design-software/ 10 Free PCB Design Software

The problem is that you will need at least 4 Layers and differentiell pair routing, what is missing in the most tools (it is included in KiCad and CircuitMaker)

Flo1991

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idata
Community Manager
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I would suggest KiCad:http://kicad-pcb.org/ KiCad EDA

I already designed a custom board using KiCad for the edison, it works fine :-)

An alternative may be http://circuitmaker.com/ http://circuitmaker.com/

Here are some more:

http://www.electroschematics.com/2249/pcb-design-software/ 10 Free PCB Design Software

The problem is that you will need at least 4 Layers and differentiell pair routing, what is missing in the most tools (it is included in KiCad and CircuitMaker)

Flo1991

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Diego_V_Intel
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Hi KimLorentz,

KiCad is a good option. I also like EAGLE, if I'm not mistaken, there is a free (but limited) version of it.

Regards,

Diego

idata
Community Manager
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The free version of eagle is limited in

-max. 2 copper layers

-circuit board size 100x80mm (half euro)

-only one schematic sheet

KiCad has a small bib, it is working quite generic so you choose a symbol for the schematic and a footprint for the pcb design, not a whole component like in eagle

the basic packages are included

Flo1991

KSels
New Contributor II
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I am going to try circuitmaker. DipTrace and KiCad.

Hope thay got a loot of components so I dont need to make all of them.

Need components from Atmel, Ti and Intel Edison

FBlai
Valued Contributor I
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This thread could interest you :

I used Diptrace. In the thread, I shared the design files on my Dropbox.

I used the free version of Diptrace. This could be a good starting point for you. (Edison Footprint already made and tested)

Fred

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