Electronic Design Automation (EDA): Taking A Look At Industry And Market Trends
There are three primary industries which are currently benefiting the most from the growing electronic designing and automation market, and these are – the automotive industry, the IoT and the AI-powered software.
However, there are literally hundreds of other, smaller sectors which are equally benefitting through the usage of EDA software. In light of this tremendous and all-encompassing impact that electronic design automation has had on the global tech industry, let’s now take a brief look at a few important and recent trends that are shaping the tech world.
Ease Of Access And Usability Has Broadened Application Potentials of EDA Tools
There is a reason why the smartphone gaming industry started small, but eventually took away the number one spot from hardcore gaming consoles and even the mighty PC. That reason would be the fact that the universal nature of smartphones and casual ease of mobile games just made gaming an easily accessible hobby. This is precisely what is happening with PCB software right now.
Developers like Altium have brought forth fully-featured EDA tools that do not require an engineering degree to operate. By using the very automation features which have made EDA such a useful feature to begin with, developers are making PCB software easy to operate for even industrial-grade needs.
Thanks to EDA, designing tools now have a much stronger appeal to professionals who are not necessarily engineers. The automated functionalities eliminate the more complex aspects of designing a printed circuit board from the equation altogether.
There Is A Surge In Demand For Complex ADAS Semiconductor Designs
Advanced Driver Assistance System, aka ADAS, requires complex chips, and designing those semiconductors on a mass scale is streamlined to a huge degree by the automated designing tools. For those that are wondering, a lot of the recently released vehicles already have embedded Level 0 and Level 1 self-driving assistance features such as emergency braking built into them. Even they are powered by elements of a complex ADAS, which requires the semiconductors we are discussing here.
As the Level 4 or even Level 5 self-driving cars slowly begin to make themselves available in the market through the course of the next decade, this surge in demand for similar semiconductors will only continue to grow.
The Wide Scope Of EDA In PCB Designing
Electronic design automation or EDA has a huge scope of application that is spread across multiple industries already. Whether a company is trying to design a complex semiconductor for their next auto-driven vehicle, or trying once again to finally make a VR headset that works like advertised, the application of the automation features found in EDA software are as vast as the modern electronics industry itself.
With time, and as the software itself begins to grow wiser with machine learning, even more advanced functionalities will start to show up as popular trends. For now, though, it would be apt to state that electronics designing is a highly lucrative and approachable field today.