The EAGLE Layout Editor is an easy to use, yet powerful tool for designing printed circuit boards (PCBs). EAGLE offers the three modules: Schematic-Editor, Layout Editor and Autorouter embedded on one single interface.
CadSoft Computer GmbH created Eagle. The company was acquired by Autodesk Inc. in 2016
EAGLE is easy to learn, easy to use and easy to buy. It runs on Linux, Mac and Windows and allows feature enhancement, such as simulation, 3D-visualization, data import and export and self defined commands, through User Language Programs (ULP’s) which are partly integrated in EAGLE
The name EAGLE is an acronym, which stands for .
Easily Applicable Graphical Layout Editor.
The program consists of three main modules, Layout Editor, Schematic Editor and Autorouter. These are embedded in a single user interface. Therefore there is no need for converting netlists between schematics and layouts.