The Council on Electronic Design Automation (CEDA) was established to foster design automation of electronic circuits and systems at all levels. The Council’s field of interest spans the theory, implementation, and use of EDA/CAD tools to design integrated electronic circuits and systems. This includes tools that automate all levels of the design, analysis, and verification of hardware and embedded software up to and including complete working systems.
CEDA enables the exchange of technical information by means of publications, conferences, workshops, and volunteer activities.
As an organizational unit (OU) of IEEE, CEDA has seven member societies, namely: Antennas and Propagation, Circuits and Systems, Computer, Electron Devices, Electronics Packaging, Microwave Theory &Techniques, and Solid-State Circuits Societies.
To assure grounding in the major technology activities of the electronic design automation field, the Council has Member Technology Organizations from specific conferences, publications, and organizations. The Organizations bring information on the activities and directions of the EDA/CAD field.
As CEDA is an IEEE Technical Council, individuals cannot be members of CEDA itself. However, they can register as CEDA friends (affiliates) and receive newsletters and updates on activities in design automation.