KiCad is an open source software suite for electronic design automation (EDA). It facilitates the design of schematics for electronic circuits and their conversion to PCBs (printed circuit board) design. KiCad was developed by Jean-Pierre Charras, and features an integrated environment for schematic capture and PCB layout design. Tools exist within the package to create a bill of materials, artwork and Gerber files, and 3D views of the PCB and its components.
KiCad first release date is 1992 by its original author. KiCad is currently under developed by the KiCad Developers Team. KiCad runs on Windows OS, Linux OS and OS X and it is licensed under GNU GPL v2.