Printed circuit boards (PCBs) are the backbone of the electronics industry which has made it possible for the designers to bring extraordinary revolutions in the field of electronics and modern day technology. Printed Circuit boards have reduced the sizes of the electronics equipment by bringing modern techniques and possibilities into reality. In a printed circuit board there is no need for wires as the track of wires is provided by the copper substance provided on the substrate of the Printed Circuit boards. The tracks of the circuit board are designed with the help of the modern Software which is they printed on the circuit board substrate material. The track of the path is such that minimum path is required in transferring the power from one point to another.
The software design also takes care of the component placement on the circuit board material. The components are placed effectively and there is no short circuit, no shortage of space or any other issue as commonly observed in the circuit boards. There are provisions of protection on the circuit boards as well which make sure the high performance of the circuit boards. In order to create high-quality designs of the tracks and component placement, special software is used for the purpose. Some of the common software used for this purpose are listed as below:
- Eagle: It is one of the high functioning software with a number of properties which help in the smooth work of the PCB designing. The tracks prepared by the software are clear and can be optimized as per the specific device for which the printed circuit board is being prepared.
- Altium: It is one of the most common software’s used for the purpose of creating efficient printed circuit board designs. The designs can be optimized and made perfect with the help of functionalities available in the software.
- Circuit Maker: Circuit maker is a free software which is used for small-scale designing of the printed circuit board devices. The software is commonly used by the small-scale designers and manufacturers in this field.
- Proteus: It is a high quality Printed Circuit Designing software. It allows you to draw the circuit in the interface of the software and simulate its results. When the circuit has been completely optimized, you can use it to create the PCB. The printed circuit board design can be made right from the interface of the software.