Trends driving EDA adoption in the years leading up to and beyond 2022

Many sectors throughout the world are benefiting greatly from the expansion of the electronic design automation market. Engineers use electronic design automation (EDA) to develop and verify electronic systems as well as printed circuit boards (PCB) and integrated circuits (ICs) (PCBs). Advanced electronic design automation software will be in greater demand than ever with a projected 35 billion IoT devices expected to be implemented worldwide by the end of 2021.


Listed below are some current trends in the electronic design automation industry:

Miniaturization is becoming more and more prevalent.

As the saying goes in the electronics sector, “small is the new big,” and this is certainly true. Electronics have been able to enter more deeply into various industrial applications thanks to the miniaturisation of massive components. In the automotive, medical, and consumer electronics industries, smaller, more compact, and more functioning gadgets are proven to be advantageous.

Slimmer mobiles, tablets, laptops, wearables, and nano-sized surgical equipment have been developed as a result of the trend of reducing the size of electronic devices. Demand for EDA tools is expected to rise as the trend continues to gain momentum.

Engineers from Northwestern University’s Engineering wing have recently created the tiniest flying structure yet created by humans: a flying microchip. Air pollution and airborne diseases can be monitored thanks to its array of sensors, antennae, routers, and more. Due to developments in electronic design automation software and the impact they have on the final design of the semiconductor chip, the shrinking has been achievable.

Increasing need for cutting-edge manufacturing techniques

Robotics and automation have long been a part of the manufacturing industry. Pick and place, physical testing, packing, semiconductor fabrication, soldering, etc. are some of the tasks that robots are used for in manufacturing today. Electronic production is getting more and more difficult as shrinking takes hold, resulting in the need for accurate replacements and faultless designs. Increasingly, it is necessary to use EDA software in order to maintain the smooth operation of all phases of the electronics production cycle, including material handling and assembly lines as well as testing.

Switch to online outlets

Many electronic design automation (EDA) companies have moved their operations to online platforms as a result of the widespread adoption of digital technologies. On-premise data centres were traditionally utilised by semiconductor companies to test their designs. For chip production, however, EDA procedures require design, simulation, and verification. Cloud-based EDA workloads can help decrease costs, improve scheduling, and eliminate the utilisation of valuable data centre resources, making it a viable option for EDA workload migration.

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