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Tech Focus: Three Trends Shaping the Future of EDA

Wednesday, October 19th, 2022

Niels Faché from Keysight Technologies shares his insights on the key EDA trends impacting the pace of innovation, as more systems companies move to design their own chips and electronic products.

The electronic design automation (EDA) industry is experiencing strong financial growth and is making a vital contribution to the success of much larger semiconductor and electronic systems industries.

The electronic design automation (EDA) industry is experiencing strong financial growth and is making a vital contribution to the success of much larger semiconductor and electronic systems industries.

Trend 1: Domain-Specific Design

Electronic product design is moving toward domain-specific orientation. What impact does domain-specific design have on EDA tool developers and users?

Niels Faché:

It is not enough anymore for product developers to just consider the traditional specifications for a chip or board.

They must also now consider the context in which their products will be integrated and used.

Drivers of design for context in product development teams include increased system complexity, more demanding performance and cost requirement tradeoffs, and shorter development lifecycles.

To address these issues, EDA vendors and users are seeing closer collaboration in the ecosystem from developers of components (such as an RFIC), to a sub-system (such as a radar), and a system (such as an autonomous drive system) to address integration challenges and optimise performance.

Design-for-context raises several challenges and opportunities for EDA tool providers such as:

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