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NeuroCAD Inc.

Software for pc-board autorouting


Neurocad’s autorouter had an embedded neural-net algorithm that helped it determine the best routing. The Windows-based NeuroRoute shape-based autorouter viewed the board as geometric shapes rather than as grid patterns.
In 1996, Orcad acquired source-code rights to Neurocad’s NeuroRoute 200 software for pc-board autorouting, but rival Protel Technology went a step further, acquiring the whole company.

  • Founded by: Gene Marsh in 1995
  • HQ: Harvard, MA, USA
  • Known for: Autorouter, PCB
  • Other names: NeuroCAD
  • Type: Company