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Issue 12 - Winter 2009/2010

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From the Chair

It is now almost five years since this group was formed at the BTW in Tallin. During that time, other groups have moved forward into the official "PAR" phase of standard preparation, while we have remained as an informal working group. Although this may be frustrating for those of you keen to see a standard in place, we believe our approach is the right way to go.

Since 2005, our understanding of the issues surrounding SJTAG and the way people need to apply it has developed considerably. In many cases this has changed what we consider as the key elements for a core SJTAG standard; what will in effect become our "dot 0".

How we describe system architectures will be our focus for the next few weeks. I believe that once we have made some headway on that we will be in a strong position to move forward with our PAR.


White Paper Volume 3

The group has started revision of Volume 3 of our White Paper. Originally, we had labelled this as the Hardware Architectures Volume, but recent discussion revealed to us that there was more involved here than just the "Hardware" and that it was more appropriate to consider System Architectures instead.

The feedback from the survey has already been instrumental in directing us to the areas where you as the "end users" encounter the greatest difficulties and would gain most benefit from SJTAG standardization.

The work-in-progress document is available on our wiki and comments and suggestions are always welcome.

http://wiki.sjtag.org/index.php?title=Volume_3


2009 Survey

Our survey is now closed, and we have begun the process of trying to analyze the results.

As severe weather affecting many parts of the US and Europe just before Christmas meant that some people were unable to get into their offices and complete the survey before the original deadline, we held it open for a further two weeks into the New Year, which saw us get a few extra submissions.

The initial review of the results has thrown up a few things: Apart from getting some very valuable comments we are seeing some issues being raised by you as much more important than we had perhaps realized. In other cases, the results appear counterintuitive, but that's part of the process of reviewing the results - trying to understand what they really mean for us.

We had hoped to have some results available for public consumption by now, but it looks like it'll take us a little while longer to sort through all the data.

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


Next Newsletter

The Spring edition of this newsletter will be published towards the end of May 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 February 15th (Issued: Mon, 22 Feb 2010 18:30:00 GMT)

The minutes from the weekly meeting held on February 15th, 2010 have now been published. Featured discussions: a. How to progess revision of Volume 3, b. Winter Newsletter, c. Review of Survey Results.

URL: http://www.sjtag.org/minutes/minutes100215.html


Meeting Minutes from February 8th (Issued: Mon, 15 Feb 2010 18:25:00 GMT)

The minutes from the weekly meeting held on February 8th, 2010 have now been published. Featured discussions: a. How to progress revision of Volume 3.

URL: http://www.sjtag.org/minutes/minutes100208.html


Meeting Minutes from February 1st (Issued: Mon, 08 Feb 2010 18:25:00 GMT)

The minutes from the weekly meeting held on February 1st, 2010 have now been published. Featured discussions: a. Preliminary review of survey results.

URL: http://www.sjtag.org/minutes/minutes100201.html


Meeting Minutes from January 25th (Issued: Mon, 01 Feb 2010 18:25:00 GMT)

The minutes from the weekly meeting held on January 25th, 2010 have now been published. Featured discussions: a. Outline schedule of activities for the group, b. Preliminary review of survey results.

URL: http://www.sjtag.org/minutes/minutes100125.html


Meeting Minutes from January 18th (Issued: Mon, 25 Jan 2010 18:25:00 GMT)

The minutes from the weekly meeting held on January 18th, 2010 have now been published. Featured discussions: a. Preliminary review of survey results - Comments supplied for Return on Investment.

URL: http://www.sjtag.org/minutes/minutes100118.html


Meeting Minutes from January 11th (Issued: Mon, 18 Jan 2010 18:20:00 GMT)

The minutes from the weekly meeting held on January 11th, 2010 have now been published. Featured discussions: a. Preliminary review of survey results - General comments and Questions 1.1 to 3.5.

URL: http://www.sjtag.org/minutes/minutes100111.html


Meeting Minutes from December 14th (Issued: Mon, 11 Jan 2010 19:21:00 GMT)

The minutes from the weekly meeting held on December 14th, 2009 have now been published. Featured discussions: a. White Paper Volume 3 - System Architecture: Discussion of potential building blocks.

URL: http://www.sjtag.org/minutes/minutes091214.html


Meeting Minutes from December 7th (Issued: Mon, 14 Dec 2009 19:36:00 GMT)

The minutes from the weekly meeting held on December 7th, 2009 have now been published. Featured discussions: a. White Paper Volume 3 - System Architecture: Discussion of some sample diagrams.

URL: http://www.sjtag.org/minutes/minutes091207.html


Meeting Minutes from November 30th (Issued: Mon, 07 Dec 2009 19:40:00 GMT)

The minutes from the weekly meeting held on November 30th, 2009 have now been published. Featured discussions: a. Fall/Autumn Newsletter, b. White Paper Volume 3 - Expansion of brainstorm list and JTAG security.

URL: http://www.sjtag.org/minutes/minutes091130.html


Meeting Minutes from November 16th (Issued: Mon, 23 Nov 2009 19:15:00 GMT)

The minutes from the weekly meeting held on November 16th, 2009 have now been published. Featured discussions: a. White Paper Review - Volume 3 - Review of Virtual Systems

URL: http://www.sjtag.org/minutes/minutes091116.html