Design printed circuit boards with KiCad

Conclusions

KiCad lets you design the layout for circuit boards from the first diode to the finished product. This complex process requires appropriate knowledge, but the program does not pose any major hurdles for an experienced user after a learning phase. Unlike commercial competitors, KiCad often offers a great deal of flexibility because of its Python interface. In terms of functions, it compares well to its free counterparts.

The Author

Harald Zisler has worked with Linux and FreeBSD for many years. He writes magazine articles and books on the topics of technology and computing. The fourth edition of Computer Networks was recently published at Rheinwerk Publishing.

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