Minutes of Weekly Meeting, 2012-09-16

Meeting called to order: 11:05 AM EDT

1. Roll Call

Ian McIntosh
Harrison Miles
Patrick Au
Eric Cormack
Brad Van Treuren
Adam Ley
Peter Horwood
Carl Walker (joined 11:07)

2. Review and approve previous minutes:


  • Draft circulated 8/27/2013.
  • One correction: The text for sections 8 and 9 had been transposed.
  • Approval deferred as Carl's motion to approve was not seconded.


  • Draft circulated 9/9/2013.
  • No corrections noted.
  • Eric moved to approve, seconded by Brad. No objections or abstentions.

3. Review old action items

  • 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
  • Harrison will attempt to come up with a table of use cases and their associated layer and what can be done at that layer. Ongoing.
  • Ian/All: Look for real world examples of boards that we could take through from board test to a system test implementation as a worked example case. Ongoing.
  • Ian - Add the previously discussed lists to the 'master' template. Partially complete. Some sections need further expansion that may take time to develop.
  • Ian - Create three new blank templates for the cases identified today. COMPLETE. Brad noted that the email sent by Ian included a link to the original memory test template instead of the AC coupled test with Rx and Tx. All are available from the front page of the wiki.

4. Reminders

  • Consider Adam's three points (from the action from the first weekly meeting) and suggest what is preventing us from answering those questions:
    • Establish consensus on goals and constraints
    • What are we trying to achieve?
    • What restrictions are we faced with?
  • Forum thread for discussion: http://forums.sjtag.org/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=172

5. Discussion Topics

  1. Go/NoGo Structural Test of AC Coupled Links.

6. Key Takeaway for today's meeting

  • "PRODUCT LIFE CYCLE STAGE ADDRESSED" should define one primary lifecycle stage in the item's production cycle, and should not be generalized to many stages.

7. Schedule next meeting

Next Meeting:
September schedule:
23, 30

8. Any other business

  • Ian hoped that Heiko will be able to provide some feedback from ITC. Last year's poster was reused, amended to include a link to the Newsletter sign- up page.
  • Post-meeting feedback from ITC:
    • Heiko reported that traffic by the SJTAG poster was pretty quiet, but this seemed to be the case generally and as the 1149.1 and P1687 posters on either side of ours were also quiet.
    • The TTSC meeting approved the 1149.10 PAR that was mentioned here a few weeks ago. A new study group is forming to look at standardizing library formats for 'Cell Aware'. TTSC needs to clarify its voting membership and will increase meeting frequency to three times per year with some meetings using WebEx.
    • The WG status report needs to be submitted to Rohit by 9/26.

9. Review new action items


10. Adjourn

Peter moved to adjourn at 11:59 AM EDT, seconded by Patrick.

Respectfully submitted,
Ian McIntosh