Today’s marketplace for high-tech electronics demands smaller, lighter weight products with increased functionality and advanced features.
Today’s marketplace for high-tech electronics – from consumer electronics to power and control instruments – demands smaller, lighter weight products with increased functionality and advanced features.
In order to decrease time-to-market and stay ahead of the competition, Electronics Product Designers need to respond to ever-changing demands of their industry. Electronic and Semiconductor technology is evolving leading to rapid changes in Electronics and Mechatronics and the tools that design component systems.
There is now a demand to cram more functionality into the same size or smaller package than that of the previous model or competition. This industry is driven by the competition to create smaller devices with increased functionality, demanding product design tools that can "economise" physical space.
More features usually translate to greater electronic complexity and components that need to dissipate heat. Due to market demand, product enclosures cannot grow in size but need to maintain their size or get smaller even with the increased functionality of new models. Also denser packaging requires a greater level of detail at the component level to optimise proper flow analysis.
The emergence of new global environmental standards like RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) such as lead substances which are toxic and require that all products sold and handled in the European Union market comply by July 1st 2006.
Finally, with continued miniaturisation of microcontroller systems, more traditional hardware components, such as switches and displays are being replaced with software functionality. For example, what took an array of 12 buttons to function a product a couple of years ago, can now be done with two buttons and an LCD display.
Industry trends: increased complexity, denser packaging, aggressive cooling, recyclables, software replacing hardware, globalisation, consumer – short product cycles and demand for aesthetically pleasing products.
According to Moore's Law the number of transistors in an integrated circuit will double each 18 months
The penetration of smart phones and tablets is well over 80% in developed economies
About 20% of the value of a typical car is in its software electronics
of designers do their own electronics design, but use specialised electronic design software
of design engineers are designing products that have no electronics in them. *Source: Eureka Magazine, Findlay Media
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