CadSoft EAGLE extends ULP for American and European PCB prototyping fabrication and assembly services

Extended PCB prototyping services ULP gives American and European customers the choice between high quality service partners Eurocircuits, Pentalogix, Sunstone Circuits, PCB Assembly Express and Screaming Circuits.

Sep 04, 2012, 08:30 ET from element14

LONDON, Sept. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CadSoft Computer, a Premier Farnell group company (LON: PFL), has released an extended version of the PCB services ULP for EAGLE users.


After clicking the PCB services button in EAGLE, the software connects users to the PCB services landing page on element14. Depending on the EAGLE user's location, the page displays the appropriate local service partner. In Europe users can access the prototype PCB fabrication services of Eurocircuits. Additionally, users in the Americas can select between prototype PCB fabrication services, offered by Pentalogix and Sunstone Circuits®, and prototype PCB assembly services offered through PCB Assembly Express and Screaming Circuits.

After selecting the prototyping partner, customers can individualise their quote request. EAGLE transfers the design data automatically to the partner's online quoting engine. Another mouse click to confirm the order details and within 24 hours the prototype can be delivered.

"We have selected our PCB service partners with best care to provide our customers with a reliable, professional and high-quality service. Furthermore, customer in the Americas can  order their fully assembled prototypes through our partners PCB Assembly Express and Screaming Circuits. With this integrated service, EAGLE not only saves money but also a lot of time," commented David Shen, Premier Farnell's Group Chief Technology Officer.

The new PCB prototyping ULP can be downloaded from the CadSoft website is The ULP works for EAGLE version 5.10 and higher.

Further details on CadSoft's EAGLE can be found on its microsite within the Knode on element14 at or the CadSoft website

About CadSoft:

CadSoft Computer GmbH and CadSoft in the US are part of Premier Farnell plc., one of the world's leading distributors of electronic components, products and services..CadSoft specializes in the development of the popular CAD-Software EAGLE used by design engineers worldwide for over 20 years. EAGLE is a user-friendly, powerful and affordable software for efficient circuit board design (PCB design) and combines the modules schematic editor, layout editor and autorouter on one single interface. Shared Open Source User Language Programs (ULPs) guarantee maximum flexibility by enabling various features, such as simulation, realization of individual instruction sequences, data export and import.  DesignLink feature provides access to data and prices on over 4 million products from Newark, Farnell and element 14. EAGLE users benefit from free support through dedicated experts, active customer forums, the EAGLE community on  element 14, webinars and training on demand. EAGLE is available for Linux®, Mac® and Windows®.

About element14

Launched in June 2009, element14 is the first information portal, collaborative community and electronics store specifically built for electronic design engineers. The community recently unveiled its element14 knode, a unique automated platform that enables engineers to quickly research, design, develop and prototype in a single, intelligent environment. element14 is an innovative offering from Premier Farnell plc (LSE:pfl), FTSE 250, a leader in multi-channel electronics distribution trading throughout Europe (Farnell), the Americas (Newark) and Asia Pacific (element14). The company had group sales of £973.1m and underlying profits of £104.6m last year.

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Global Contact:
Ken Leitch
Global Head of PR
Premier Farnell plc
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7851 4145

APAC Contact:
Christina Loh
Communications APAC
Tel: +65 6671 8769

Americas Contact:
Janice Fleisher
Communications Americas
Tel: +001 (1) 773 907 5941

Contact details CadSoft:
Melanie Lauer
Global Marketing Manager
Tel: +49-(0)89-61303-184

SOURCE element14