ELECTRA is a new generation of Shape-Based Autorouting software for PC boards. By contrast to traditional gridded maze autorouters, a shape-based approach allows for more efficient use of routing area and is more suited to handle complex design rules requirements of high density PCB designs. In addition to its shape-based architecture, ELECTRA routes with conflicts and uses a multi-pass cost-based conflict reduction algorithm to find a routing solution adapting to the natural flow of the nets.
KONEKT is a privately held company that was founded in 1998 to develop and market affordable and high quality shape-based routing tools. Over a few thousands of licensed users are enjoying the benefits of ELECTRA by automating the bulk of the manual routing task in their PCB design flow.