by admin on October 11, 2007

Looking for electronics design automation capabilities? gEDA at and Open Collector both run freely on Linux.

The gEDA project has produced and continues working on a full GPL'd suite of Electronic Design Automation tools. These tools are used for electrical circuit design, schematic capture, simulation, prototyping, and production. Currently, the gEDA project offers a mature suite of free software applications for electronics design, including schematic capture, attribute management, bill of materials (BOM) generation, netlisting into over 20 netlist formats, analog and digital simulation, and printed circuit board (PCB) layout.

The gEDA project was started because of the lack of free EDA tools for UNIX. The tools are being developed mainly on GNU/Linux machines, but considerable effort is being made to make sure that gEDA runs on other UNIX variants. For a complete list of freely available tools please be sure to visit Open Collector.

Open Collector's Web site says: "Open Collector carries listings and news for free EDA software and circuit designs." Yes, that's right, there are free circuit designs there too. A couple years ago Linux Journal covered gEDA in greater detail, and you can reread that here:

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