Major Changes are Occurring With EDA Software Tools

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  • Author: Gary Breed
Something is going on in the world of electronic design automation (EDA). For several months I have been trying to figure out what all the symp-toms are leading to, so bear with me as I explore this subject here. At first, I thought I was seeing the results of simple necessity—engineers were using software tools to accomplish tasks in an environment of too many new ideas to be developed too quickly for traditional design methods. Then I though it was a matter of acceptance—that EDA tools have developed to the point where they are trusted by more engineers. These things are certainly true, but I think the situation is bigger than that, so I made the following list of things that have changed in recent weeks, months and years.