The IUP Journal of Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Electronic Design Automation Tools: A Review

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Pub. Date : Oct, 2021
Product Name : The IUP Journal of Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Product Type : Article
Product Code : IJEEE31021
Author Name : Suthar Aarti D
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Subject/Domain : Engineering
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No. of Pages : 6

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Abstract

Due to the development of electronics industry, the complexity of the circuits has increased and the growth of integrated circuits is increasing exponentially. The manufacturing process of electronic equipment is also becoming more and more complex. Approach of artificial design and analysis of circuits is unable to meet the general requirements; therefore, computer simulation and analysis of circuits have become very important. On the other hand, with rapid development of computer industry, the computer has become a good option for circuit simulation. In order to solve the design and development problems of large-scale and very large-scale integrated circuits, Electronic Design Automation (EDA) technology came into existence, and the need for EDA has increased. The paper introduces different tools and functions of EDA technology and briefly discusses the general methods of electronic design using EDA packages and tools. A comparison is also made with the available EDA tools.


Introduction

Electronic Design Automation (EDA) is a term for the category of software products and processes that help to design electronic systems with the aid of computers. These tools are generally used to design circuit boards, processors and other types of complex electronic products. It involves a diverse set of software algorithms and applications that are required for the design of complex next-generation semiconductors and electronic products, and table text styles are provided. The formatter will need to create these components, incorporating the applicable criteria that follow.

Origin of EDA
The automation of design of electronic systems and circuits has a history of strong innovation. EDA started as a field in the 1960s, when researchers of some leading labs invented Computer Aided Design (CAD) tools for supporting engineers in analysis and layout of circuits. The early 1970s saw the birth of Simulation Program with Integrated Circuit Emphasis (SPICE), an open source analog electronic circuit simulator, which began as a class project at University of California. At the end of the 1990s, the need for EDA further increased due to its complexity and scalability issues with over a billion


Keywords

Electronic Design Automation (EDA), Computer Aided Design (CAD), EDA tools, Chips