Self-contained, integrated PCB design flow for hardware engineers and small workgroups

PADS Professional

Design, validate, and manufacture complex Printed Circuit Boards with PADS Professional, the cutting-edge solution that delivers Xpedition® technology to engineering professionals who work outside a corporate CAD environment.

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  • Affordable solution for complex PCB and system design
  • Self-contained, integrated design flow in one product
  • Fewer design spins using Virtual Prototyping
  • Including SI, PI, Thermal, DFM and 3D validation
  • Easy to deploy, learn and use by both infrequent and expert users


Get the full power of PADS Professional's end-to-end PCB design solution with integrated design data management, component research and real-time component sourcing for € 2.945 per year.

The new Premium edition contains everything in PADS Professional, and:

  • Self-contained, integrated design flow in one product for hardware engineers or workgroups
  • Fewer design spins with virtual prototyping including Analog/Mixed Signal spice & Signal Integrity simulation, Thermal, DFM and 3D validation
  • Reduced design time through highly integrated capture, constraints, analysis and correct-by-construction layout.
  • Top-down hierarchical approach to placement and planning
  • Logical and physical Variant Management
  • Rigid-Flex and RF design capabilities
  • Native 3D PCB design for placement, routing and MCAD collaboration
  • FPGA I/O optimization to reduce signal length and layer count and eliminate costly re-spins
  • Stunning routing productivity gains with sketch routing
  • Advanced fabrication design including HDI, RF, Flex circuitry and embedded components
  • Cloud-Connected functionality that amplifies desktop productivity, like design data management, BOM management and team sharing, visualization and markup. Component research, and real-time component sourcing knowledge. 

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PADS Professional Cloud Apps

PADS Professional Cloud Apps enables digital transformation by providing a flexible, cloud-based ecosystem that connects component research, concept exploration, component sourcing, design and analysis management and manufacturing.

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PADS Professional Layout Browser

Free download the PADS Professional Layout Browser for view and share of PADS Professional PCB Layout Designs and schematic cross-probe to PADS Designer.

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PADS Professional for Startup Companies

The PADS Professional for Startups program provides eligible startups with discounted access to a complete solution for PCB design software, including schematic and layout with integrated design data management, component research, and real-time component sourcing knowledge.

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Why choose PADS Professional?

Reduce product design cycles, avoid costly design respins, and get products to market faster—it’s all possible with PADS Professional’s advanced PCB design capabilities. If you’re an independent PCB designer or part of a small engineering team looking for a competitive advantage, check out this infographic for 10 reasons why PADS Professional is the best choice for your design needs.

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    Is your pcb design tool up to speed? A comparison

    See how your PCB design tool stacks up with the others in this complimentary paper.

    This whitepaper compares the capabilities of PCB design tools to help your team decide which one best fits your needs.

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    Try PADS Professional now

    The full PADS® Professional flow enables you to design, validate, and manufacture PCB-centric systems. PADS Professional utilizes industry-leading Xpedition® technology which is powerful enough to handle the most complex and demanding designs requirements.

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    Integrated verification: a shift-left solution for a more efficient design flow.

    The rapidly increasing complexity of today's designs, combined with schedule pressure to deliver innovative products to market as quickly as possible, strains engineering resources to the limit, often to the point of breaking. As a result, 17% of all projects ge canceled, and another 28% miss their target release date. 

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    10 PCB design tool accelerators that get your products to market faster

    Fast-forward product creation with powerful PCB design features that give you a competitive advantage.

    PADS Professional's advanced PCB design capabilities provide small teams and independent designers and egineers with competitive advantages that will reduce your product design cycles and avoid costly design respins, empowering you to get products to market faster.

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    Classic To Professional Migration

    Looking for more power and productivity in your design solution? Make the switch to PADS Professional.

    We have an exciting offer for you: For every license of PADS Standard, Standard Plus, or other, older PADS bundle you own, you can get a free license of PADS Professional, only paying for the first year of support.

    Why migrate to PADS Professional?

    Discover how others successfully make use of PADS Professional

    All the tools a designer needs

    "PADS Professional has all the tools a designer needs to ensure a first-time-right PCB, no matter the level of complexity. Advanced Software demands advanced support, InnoFour fulfils this job perfectly."

    Jeroen van der Velden, Hardware Design Engineer at Celestia STS

    Move from PCAD to PADS Professional

    "E.D.&A. moved from PCAD to PADS Professional with technical assistance and guidance from InnoFour. PADS Professional provides us with a distinct set of applications and it helps us to address our custom made products design challenges."

    Patrick Smout, R&D Manager at E.D.&A.


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