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Hopeful look towards the future from Electronic Design
Electronic Design has released their 2022 forecast with some hopeful message that “that every cloud has a silver lining”.
“The past few years have presented society with myriad challenges and developments—some good, some bad. The electronics community was not isolated from the events sweeping the planet and has had to address these issues as well. The greatest benefit from overcoming these issues are the solutions created and their impact on the future.
Electronic Design goes on to list several trends and technologies which are “creating next-generation products and services that will positively impact this coming year and the ones following” including:
- The continued expansion of collaborative tools which are not only enabling people to work together remotely, but also empowering the design process by completely integrating and digitizing all of the elements in a way that provides a flexible and capable real-time design ecosystem.
- The evolving power technology space sparked by Wide-BandGap (WBG) semiconductors. “The wide energy difference in WBG semiconductors between the top of the valence band and the bottom of the conduction band enables them to operate at higher voltages, temperatures, and frequencies. These aspects not only improve power-management capability, they also can directly impact the performance of the systems involved.”
- The rise of edge computing and the cloud. Edge computing directly addresses multiple issues within the cloud, such as latency, bandwidth usage, and security.
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