Each of the three PADS solutions delivers core capabilities that accelerate the customer’s design cycle, increase their productivity, and improve design quality at an unbeatable price. PADS industry-leading, production-proven tools deliver the highest productivity, value, and PCB-centric design solutions available on the market today. Product suites are designed to fit every budget and level of design complexity. With PADS, users can quickly gain or maintain their competitive edge with powerful tools that enable them to design, analyze, and implement quality hardware systems fast!
PADS® provides a full range of competitively priced products for use by independent engineers for PCB designs of any complexity.
PADS Standard delivers high-performance PCB design capabilities at the most competitive prices. PADS Standard provides schematic design and layout capabilities in an intuitive and easy-to-use environment. It is ideal for engineers looking for high-value, production-proven tools, especially for lower complexity board design, and where cost is a high priority.
PADS Standard Plus is aimed toward the PCB designer who requires a more complete design flow that includes advanced toolsets. PADS Standard Plus adds advanced constraint management, high-speed net constraints and routing, central library creation and management, HyperLynx-powered signal/thermal/analog simulations, and variants design.
PADS Professional is built for the independent, multi-discipline hardware engineer who does it all. PADS Professional utilizes Xpedition® technology to handle the most demanding and complex designs, where other solutions fail. It takes time efficiency to a new level with best-in-class features like full 3D layout, sketch routing, advanced layout and constraints.