Take your design from concept to creation with PADS


PADS solves the problems that other tools can't!


Schematic Design

Integrated schematic capture for creative, top-quality, electronic product design.



Analog/Mixed-Signal Circuit Simulation

Design, simulate, and analyze mixed-technology circuits with PADS AMS desktop and cloud-based solutions.


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Simulation & Analysis

Analyze, solve, and verify critical design requirements during product creation.


Constraint Management

Manage hierarchical rules that drive correct-by-construction design.


Data Management

Build and manage components and automate archive management.

PCB Layout

Powerful PCB layout capabilities for easy design of printed circuit boards.




Consider form/fit issues early in the product creation process.



Collaborate with team members and leverage an ecosystem of reference designs and libraries.

Design for Manufacturing

Analyze, test, identify, and correct design, fabrication, and assembly issues before manufacturing.


Compare all three PADS solutions

PADS provides a full range of products for use by independent engineers in PCB designs of any complexity.

Each PADS product builds on PCB and hardware engineering capabilities to produce a full continuum of products that map to your requirements and budget.



PADS Standard

Basic PCB flow at an unbeatable price


Quality PCB schematic and layout tools
Affordable cost of access with easy scalability
Full-featured packages start at € 4,995!

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PADS Standard Plus

A full PCB design flow with advanced tools for hardware engineering


Configured for PCB designers who also need analysis and verification
Easy to use without compromising capability
Advanced layout and high-speed constraints

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PADS Professional

The most advanced toolset for the engineer who does it all


Tackle the most complex challenges better and faster
Xpedition® technology delivers incomparable performance at a remarkable price
Increase productivity opportunities spanning PCB design and FPGA co-design
Analyze and verify designs for signal/power integrity and thermal conditions with HyperLynx®
Utilize powerful yet easy-to-use capabilities for integrated RF, sketch routing, and true 3D design


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Compare PADS products by function

Each PADS product has a core set of functionality, which scales with your needs.


PADS AMS Design Suite

From analyzing to realizing, PADS AMS Design Suite helps you achieve circuit-creation goals.


Produce electronic product designs faster and easier while ensuring design intent, performance, and reliability in a complete design capture solution and virtual prototyping environment.


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