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Free Software Aids PCB Design

Dec. 20, 2013
A free PCB design software helps create circuit assemblies with as many as 16 layers. 

Pressure to more quickly design and fabricate multiple-layer PCBs for cost-effective electronic products places greater reliance on software design tools, and even some free-of-charge software products can help when planning for multiple-layer circuits. For example, the site at Everything PCB specializes in software tools for PCB design and fabrication, including FabStream software which can support schematic capture and layout for designs with as many as 16 circuit layers. The free software features advanced graphics capabilities to assist in 3D circuit manufacturing projects that can be readily transferred from computer to physical circuit boards.

About the Author

Jack Browne | Technical Contributor

Jack Browne, Technical Contributor, has worked in technical publishing for over 30 years. He managed the content and production of three technical journals while at the American Institute of Physics, including Medical Physics and the Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology. He has been a Publisher and Editor for Penton Media, started the firm’s Wireless Symposium & Exhibition trade show in 1993, and currently serves as Technical Contributor for that company's Microwaves & RF magazine. Browne, who holds a BS in Mathematics from City College of New York and BA degrees in English and Philosophy from Fordham University, is a member of the IEEE.

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