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Issue 14 - Summer 2010

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From the Chair

ITC 2010 is not too far away. Last year many of us found ourselves the victims of travel restrictions and as a result there was no obvious SJTAG presence at ITC 2009.

ITC Test Week

We hope to redress that this year and will be participating in a joint "Poster Session" with the other IEEE Standards Working Groups (PO21 - "Meet the Working Groups - One-stop Shopping for Standards Questions") on the Tuesday evening of the conference. This will be an opportunity to meet some of the committee and find out more about what we (and the other groups) are doing.

We are also considering holding a fringe meeting during ITC, dependant upon the availability of a room and the prospective interest. So, if you're planning on visiting ITC in Austin, and think you may be able to spare an hour or two during the course of the week to join us (no commitment or obligation!) then drop me a note and let me know if you have a preferred day or time.

http://www.itctestweek.org/
mailto:chair@sjtag.org


2009 Survey

We're now in the process (finally!) of composing the results from our survey into information that you can view on our website.

Transcribing the 80 or so question texts and charts into web form was a significant task, and I suppose not many of find ourselves with too much free time these days, so this has taken a lot longer than any of us ever expected.

We're still not quite there yet, but the index page is available and the main results content will be linked as soon as the committee agree that everything is ship-shape and ready for publication.

http://www.sjtag.org/survey2009/index.html


Gateways

Several of our recent meetings have been taken up with discussing gateway devices and how an SJTAG standard should approach them. Gateways, for our discussions, includes Scan Path Linkers, LASPs, ScanBridges and virtually every other dynamic chain management or path selection device.

These were a theme item within our survey and we always recognised that they would present a significant challenge for SJTAG. The sheer diversity of topologies, control methods, protocols and applications that are encompassed by these parts makes it very difficult to come up with a "one size fits all" description. On top of the commercial devices, there are ad hoc multiplexers, and custom PLD/FPGA based solutions to consider too.

Getting to some workable answer on this subject will take some time, but the insights and revelations that come from exploring this topic are proving to be an education for us all.

http://forums.sjtag.org/viewtopic.php?f=29&t=122
http://forums.sjtag.org/viewtopic.php?f=29&t=121


Next Newsletter

The Autumn edition of this newsletter will be published towards the end of November 2010. Copies of past newsletters are always available on the SJTAG website.

http://www.sjtag.org/newsletters.html


News from the website

A selection of recent RSS/ATOM news items from the website:

Meeting Minutes from August 16th (Issued: Tue, 24 Aug 2010 20:39:00 GMT)

The minutes from the weekly meeting held on August 16th, 2010 have now been published. Featured discussions: a. Key Gateway Features: Host properties.

URL: http://www.sjtag.org/minutes/minutes100816.html


Meeting Minutes from August 9th (Issued: Tue, 17 Aug 2010 19:30:00 GMT)

The minutes from the weekly meeting held on August 9th, 2010 have now been published. Featured discussions: a. Key Gateway Features: Host modes.

URL: http://www.sjtag.org/minutes/minutes100809.html


Meeting Minutes from August 2nd (Issued: Mon, 16 Aug 2010 20:47:00 GMT)

The minutes from the weekly meeting held on August 2nd, 2010 have now been published. Featured discussions: a. Key Gateway Features: Hosts.

URL: http://www.sjtag.org/minutes/minutes100802.html


Meeting Minutes from July 26th (Issued: Mon, 02 Aug 2010 20:27:00 GMT)

The minutes from the weekly meeting held on July 26th, 2010 have now been published. Featured discussions: a. White Paper Volume 3 Review - Key Gateway Features.

URL: http://www.sjtag.org/minutes/minutes100726.html


Meeting Minutes from July 12th (Issued: Wed, 28 Jul 2010 20:45:00 GMT)

The minutes from the weekly meeting held on July 12th, 2010 have now been published. Featured discussions: a. White Paper Volume 3 Review - Key Gateway Features.

URL: http://www.sjtag.org/minutes/minutes100712.html


Meeting Minutes from June 28th (Issued: Mon, 12 Jul 2010 21:00:00 GMT)

The minutes from the weekly meeting held on June 28th, 2010 have now been published. Featured discussions: a. White Paper Volume 3 Review - What do we need for a generic view of gateways/linkers/controllers., b. Sample Webpages to Present Survey Results.

URL: http://www.sjtag.org/minutes/minutes100628.html


Meeting Minutes from June 21st (Issued: Mon, 28 Jun 2010 20:00:00 GMT)

The minutes from the weekly meeting held on June 21st, 2010 have now been published. Featured discussions: a. White Paper Volume 3 Review - Discussion of system description diagrams (continuation), b. Proposed ITC Participation.

URL: http://www.sjtag.org/minutes/minutes100621.html


Meeting Minutes from June 7th (Issued: Thu, 24 Jun 2010 20:00:00 GMT)

The minutes from the weekly meeting held on June 7th, 2010 have now been published. Featured discussions: a. White Paper Volume 3 Review - Discussion of system description diagrams (continuation), b. Feedback on draft Volume 3 Wiki page, c. Recent forum activity.

URL: http://www.sjtag.org/minutes/minutes100607.html


Meeting Minutes from May 24th (Issued: Mon, 07 Jun 2010 18:00:00 GMT)

The minutes from the weekly meeting held on May 24th, 2010 have now been published. Featured discussions: a. White Paper Volume 3 Review - Discussion of sample system diagram (continuation), b. Wiki representation of slide material, c. Spring Newsletter content.

URL: http://www.sjtag.org/minutes/minutes100524.html