Make CADSTAR your PCB design software.


PCB designer or high-speed specialist?


Intuitive, unified
and integrated
PCB design



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What is CADSTAR?

CADSTAR is an established desktop PCB design solution, with many thousands of satisfied users globally. Professional, powerful, accessible and affordable, CADSTAR will meet your design requirements and budget and is supported by experienced, local resellers who provide training, support, integration and consultancy to help you maximize your return on investment.


CADSTAR offer you a range of pre-configured schematic and PCB design products together in a bundle to cover common design requirements.

CADSTAR Technology

PCB designer or high-speed specialist?

Engineering, layout or high-speed specialist? CADSTAR has it all.

  • Consistent and unified PCB design platform - allowing a single engineer to operate across schematic, library and layout with no challenges of learning or re-training for each role or design stage.
  • Integrated Signal and Power Integrity (SI and PI) solution - allowing products to be verified before going to prototype, reducing design cycles and costs.
  • 3D product design - enabling MCAD/ECAD collaboration and design collision checks performed earlier in the design process, allowing changes to be accommodated sooner and with fewer issues. This also helps to communicate and visually convey product design information prior to any prototype build
  • High-speed PCB design software - engineers can make use of advanced and intuitive high-speed placement and routing best in class tools
  • Design reuse - reduce design quality issues by re-using proven circuits or blocks of circuit, reducing design time and accelerating time to market to deliver profitable successful products
  • Secure investment in the design tools - allowing any legacy data to be easily loaded to current design software, supporting product lifecycles in access of 15 years.

Which CADSTAR best meets your requirements?


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What’s new in CADSTAR 2018

The latest version of CADSTAR meets industry requirements for high-speed design, as well as containing across-the-board performance enhancements and ease-of-use features. CADSTAR 2018 challenges the view that PCB Desktop software has to be complicated. This philosophy helps maintain CADSTAR's position as the industry’s most-used desktop PCB software.

New functionality includes:

  • Real-life View for PCBs
  • Support for Figure Variants
  • Automated Curved Trunk Routing
  • Extend an Existing Bus in Schematics
  • Automated Project File Naming
  • Pushing Stacked Microvias
  • Virtual Prototyping
  • Improved SI Analysis Results View
  • Improved Automatic Measurements for SI Analysis
What's new...

Collateral, software and contact information.

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PCB Design Software

CADSTAR: Price/performance single-board PCB design

CADSTAR PCB design software is a complete design environment for the designing of PCBs – from initial concept through to product realization.

With a unified suite of applications, engineers can seamlessly define, visualize, implement and verify their designs. Optimized for the typical small and mid-sized design team, it also appeals to individual all-rounders and corporations operating across multiple sites.

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CADSTAR PCB Design Software Flow


Features include

  • Migration
  • Schematics entry design
  • A/D simulation
  • FPGA simulation
  • Floor planning
  • Variant management
  • Library management
  • PCB layout
  • Constraint management
  • High-speed design
  • Signal integrity verification
  • Power integrity analysis
  • EMC verification
  • 3D integration
  • Manufacturing verification

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CADSTAR PCB Design Products 


Index of CADSTAR products - schematics, PCB layout, routing, analysis and verification, design review.

  CADSTAR PCB Design Bundles


CADSTAR offer you a range of pre-configured schematic and PCB design products that cover all of your needs and requirements.

PCB Layout and Routing

PCB Layout and Routing

Easy to learn and fast to use, CADSTAR brings high-performance PCB layout to your desktop.


  Schematic Capture

Schematic Capture

CADSTAR provides a fast and efficient way of capturing electronic design intent, rules and constraints for smooth and error-free transition to PCB layout.

Mechanical Integration

Mechanical Integration

CADSTAR Board Modeler Lite enables bi-directional data translation between CADSTAR and any 3D mechanical design system via the generic STEP or ACIS data format.

  PCB Analysis and Verification

PCB Analysis and Verification

Many of today's digital designs incorporate devices and technologies that require complex strategies to maintain signal integrity and reliability

PCB Library Management

Library Management

Efficient library management is one of the best ways of driving your design productivity. CADSTAR offers a range of options for quickly accessing the parts and footprints you need for your designs, from multiple manufacturers and vendors.

  PCB Design Review

Design Review

Improving communication between multidisciplinary teams is a key way companies can maintain a competitive edge and promote design quality. Where PCB designs are outsourced, this becomes even more important.

Latest News

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