Minutes of Weekly Meeting, 2011-09-12

Call to Order:
11:06am EDT

1. Roll Call

Eric Cormack
Carl Walker
Patrick Au
Adam Ley
Heiko Ehrenberg

Excused Absences:
Ian McIntosh
Brad Van Treuren
Brian Erickson
Richard Foster
Peter Horwood

2. Review and approve previous minutes:

  • Approval of August 08 minutes (draft sent 8th August): approved via email
  • Approval of August 15 minutes (draft sent 15th August): approved via email
  • Approval of August 22 minutes (draft sent 22nd August): approved via email
  • Approval of August 29 minutes (draft sent 29th August): approval deferred (no quorum)

3. Review old action items

  • Adam proposed we cover the following at the next meeting:
    • Establish consensus on goals and constraints
    • What are we trying to achieve?
    • What restrictions are we faced with?
  • All: do we feel SJTAG is requiring a new test language to obtain the information needed for diagnostics or is STAPL/SVF sufficient? see also Gunnar's presentation, in particular the new information he'd be looking for in a test language
  • Ian/Brad: Condense gateway comments and queries into a concise set of questions. - Ongoing
  • All: Forward text file to Ian containing keywords from review of meeting minutes. - Ongoing.
  • Carl/Brad: Get annotated keyword worksheets to Ian by Wednesday Close of Business. - Ongoing
  • All: Consider how a keyword can be used to define the chain configuration for a given test step, and what that keyword might be.
  • Ian: Make the ITC Poster available on the SJTAG website. - COMPLETE
  • Ian: Circulate details of the Fringe Meeting at ITC. - COMPLETE

4. Discussion Topics

  1. Status Report for TTTC
    • [Heiko] Ian has requested input for the annual working group status report for the TTTC meeting at ITC; any input as to what we can report on in regard to our progress over the last 11 months?
    • [Heiko] since we don't seem to be able to come up with anything right now, if anything does come to mind, please email me or Ian;
    • [Patrick] ITC is next week, right? So you'd need this before the weekend?
    • [Heiko] yes, that's correct; Rohit Kapur would like to see a status report prior to the meeting next week;
  2. Explore communication between a pair of devices
    - Continue simple diagram development
    • FPGAs
    • [Heiko] we started to discuss specific considerations for FPGAs and micro controllers/processors back in August;
    • [Heiko] some of the issues to keep in mind with FPGA's are the programmability of I/Os (voltage family, signaling, etc) and the possibility to download some "test ware" into the FPGA and to use it in normal mode rather than boundary-scan mode for board and system tests; essentially, an FPGA can become a test instrument itself;
    • Processors
    • [Heiko] similar, micro controllers / processors often provide on-chip emulation features that could be used for board and system level test applications (such as dynamic memory access tests at functional speed, rather than the slow boundary-scan access speed); some uC/mP devices may not have boundary register (not fully IEEE 1149.1 compliant) and use their JTAG port only for on-chip programming and/or for emulation/debug access; others may not use a JTAG port at all and have a debug port instead (perhaps BDM or OnCE, or others);
    • {discussion did not develop}
    • [Heiko] since we don't seem to be able to kick off a discussion on these topics, are there other things we would like to talk about, related to these diagrams?
    • [Eric] Adam, you haven't really been part of these discussions; do you have some input on these diagrams?
    • [Adam] not at this point.
    • [Heiko] if there is no further discussion on this, is there anything else we want to discuss?
    • {silence}
    • [Heiko] well, in that case I'm inclined to make this a short meeting;

5. Key Takeaway for today's meeting


6. Schedule next meeting

  • Fringe Meeting, September 21
  • September 26

7. Any other business

  • [Patrick] will there be a dial-in conference number for the fringe meeting at ITC ?
  • [Heiko] I don't know; I have to check with Ian, but I doubt we will have a conference call setup;

8. Review new action items


9. Adjourn

moved by Eric, seconded by Patrick;
meeting adjourned at 11:25am EDT