Minutes of Weekly Meeting, 2007-10-29

Minutes from 10/29/2007 SJTAG ATCA Discussion Group Meeting (Thanks to Heiko for providing most of the minutes information!)

Participants:

Peter Horwood
Ian McIntosh
Heiko Ehrenberg
Brad Van Treuren
Al Holliday
Guoqing Li
Adam Ley

Meeting called to order at 8:09am Eastern

Review of meeting minutes of 10/19/2007;

  • one required correction: date should be 10/19/2007, not 10/29/2007
  • minutes approved with that correction (move: Heiko; second: Al)

Review of informational meeting minutes of 10/25/2007 fringe meeting at ITC;

No approval required;

  • Brad informed the group that ATCA asked him to take on chair person position or at least to participate in ATCA team for the JTAG/Boundary Scan implementation; decision should be made this week; in any case Brad will still act as liaison between that ATCA team and SJTAG;
  • Brad provided short background on this [SJTAG] committee's role and its affiliation with ATCA for those who are new on the conference call;

Review of SJTAG_ATCA_ITC2007.pdf which was sent out via email prior to meeting

  • Al: change "Original ATCA" to "Current ATCA" (slide 2, bullet 1);
  • Brad invites comments and feedback via email as well about the various use cases and any use cases not listed on the slides;
  • Heiko suggested to include a list of terms and abbreviations to the slide set; Brad agreed that this would be good;
  • Adam provided quick background on IEEE-P1149.7;
  • Action for all: review tables (Goals vs. use case matrix) on slides 38-41;

Brad opens discussion, invites any other business;

  • The group confirms that these conference calls are useful and we are going in the right direction;
  • No other discussion;

Next call:

11/5/2007, 8am Eastern Time

Action Items:

  • Can ATCA backplane support a full star routing? (Al and Brad)
  • Where can a JTAG Switch Module (JSM) be placed within the system? (Al and Brad)
  • Do we need JTAG redundancy for ATCA since it was not implemented for MicroTCA? (Al and Brad)
  • Need a better overall understanding of ATCA architecture (Al will present an overview of ATCA presentation at next week's meeting) [Done 10/19/2007]
  • 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?
  • Establish whether TRST needs to be addressed as requirements in the ATCA specification if it is not going to be managed globally (All)
  • Distribute Gunnar Carlsson's Use Case white paper for review and feedback (Brad) [Done 10/19/20007]
  • Review original presentation sent out by Brad for these meetings - expecially the restrictions/constraints on slide 5 (All) [Done 10/29/2007]
  • Distribute more slides focusing on goals and constraints. (Brad) [Done 10/19/2007]
  • Provide feedback of more use cases not yet identified to Brad (All)
  • Review tables (Goals vs. use case matrix) on slides 38-41; (All)