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Issue 15 - Autumn 2010

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From the Chair

ITC Test Week
SJTAG Poster

ITC 2010 is now over. After an absence in 2009 (mainly due to restrictions on travel that have affected most of us recently), the SJTAG group was once again being represented.

General attendance was up 20% on 2009, so I hope that is an indication of an increase in confidence within the electronics industry as a whole. We can only wait and see if the trend continues in 2011.

The SJTAG Poster, presented as part of a joint session comprising many of the active standards groups, seemed to be well received. There was a broad spectrum of questions on the night, with some enquirers already being quite knowledgable about the issues facing SJTAG, while others needed more basic aspects explained.

I think I have to say I was disappointed by the turnout for our Fringe Meeting, but we were conflicting with one of the invited addresses, so I can understand why some people may have felt compelled to miss our meeting. That said, the small group that did attend produced some useful discussion points, which you will no doubt see followed up in our regular weekly meetings.

http://www.itctestweek.org/


Mailing Lists

We recently realized that many people might not be aware that the SJTAG group actually operates two mailing lists: One list is used to send out these quarterly Newsletters (and other occasional items) and is our "Low Rate" mailing list. The other is the email Reflector used for Group communications and in particular, meeting calling notices. As this means you will get more mail in your inbox, this probably won't suit everyone, but we thought we should let people know about it.

There has been a "subscribe" link on our website for the Newsletter for some time, but there has been little mention of the Reflector - in fact, you might only have found out about this after signing up to use our forums.

We've now amended our contact page to allow people to join both the Newsletter list and the Reflector, so if you want to receive invitations to our regular meetings and see all the internal group mailings, go to the Contact page on the website and fill out the form, making sure to mark the checkbox for the "SJTAG email reflector".

http://www.sjtag.org/form/contact.html


SJTAG Roadmap

SJTAG Roadmap

Some of our discussion topics over recent months have led us to believe that it will be impractical to draft a single SJTAG standard that encompasses all of the subjects that we see as potentially relevant.

Instead, what we see ourselves doing is identifying a set of "core essentials" to form an SJTAG "dot 1" standard and a series of optional extension standards. That core standard will allow us to get a stake in the ground and give the industry a set of basic principles to work with. By providing a roadmap for the extensions, designers should be able to work within the core standard while leaving the door open to adopt the extensions with minimal impact when they become available.

Getting the content of the core right is going to be crucial and won't be something we can accomplish overnight. However, as we assemble our thoughts on this you will see the roadmap documented in the White Paper on our wiki.

http://wiki.sjtag.org/index.php?title=Volume_1


Next Newsletter

The Winter edition of this newsletter will be published towards the end of February 2011. 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:

Fringe Meeting Minutes, ITC 2010 (Issued: Tue, 16 Nov 2010 20:14:00 GMT)

The minutes from the SJTAG Fringe Meeting at ITC held on November 4th, 2010, at the Austin Convention Center have now been published.

URL: http://www.sjtag.org/minutes/itc101104.html


2009 Survey Results published (Issued: Tue, 19 Oct 2010 20:36:00 GMT)

After a prolonged delay, the results from the user survey conducted at the end of 2009 have ow been published.

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


Meeting Minutes from November 15th (Issued: Tue, 23 Oct 2010 20:22:00 GMT)

The minutes from the weekly meeting held on November 15th, 2010 have now been published. Featured discussions: a. Chair's Report from ITC.

URL: http://www.sjtag.org/minutes/minutes101115.html


Meeting Minutes from October 25th (Issued: Tue, 23 Oct 2010 20:22:00 GMT)

The minutes from the weekly meeting held on October 25th, 2010 have now been published. Featured discussions: a. Poster material for ITC.

URL: http://www.sjtag.org/minutes/minutes101025.html


Meeting Minutes from October 18th (Issued: Thu, 28 Oct 2010 19:30:00 GMT)

The minutes from the weekly meeting held on October 18th, 2010 have now been published. Featured discussions: a. Poster material for ITC.

URL: http://www.sjtag.org/minutes/minutes101018.html


Meeting Minutes from October 11th (Issued: Mon, 18 Oct 2010 21:22:00 GMT)

The minutes from the weekly meeting held on October 11th, 2010 have now been published. Featured discussions: a. Survey comments for web pages.

URL: http://www.sjtag.org/minutes/minutes101011.html


Meeting Minutes from October 4th (Issued: Mon, 18 Oct 2010 21:20:00 GMT)

The minutes from the weekly meeting held on October 4th, 2010 have now been published. Featured discussions: a. Survey comments for web pages, b. ITC Fringe Meeting and Poster.

URL: http://www.sjtag.org/minutes/minutes101004.html


Meeting Minutes from September 27th (Issued: Mon, 04 Oct 2010 21:23:00 GMT)

The minutes from the weekly meeting held on September 27th, 2010 have now been published. Featured discussions: a. Key Gateway Features: Questions for Tool Vendors, b. Newsletter and Reflector mailing lists.

URL: http://www.sjtag.org/minutes/minutes100927.html


Meeting Minutes from September 20th (Issued: Wed, 29 Sep 2010 19:20:00 GMT)

The minutes from the weekly meeting held on September 20th, 2010 have now been published. Featured discussions: a. Key Gateway Features: The difficulty of modeling gateways.

URL: http://www.sjtag.org/minutes/minutes100920.html


Meeting Minutes from September 13th (Issued: Mon, 20 Sep 2010 20:05:00 GMT)

The minutes from the weekly meeting held on September 13th, 2010 have now been published. Featured discussions: a. Key Gateway Features: Brad's Python model.

URL: http://www.sjtag.org/minutes/minutes100913.html


Meeting Minutes from August 30th (Issued: Mon, 13 Sep 2010 20:20:00 GMT)

The minutes from the weekly meeting held on August 30th, 2010 have now been published. Featured discussions: a. SJTAG Newsletter.

URL: http://www.sjtag.org/minutes/minutes100830.html


Meeting Minutes from August 23rd (Issued: Mon, 13 Sep 2010 20:20:00 GMT)

The minutes from the weekly meeting held on August 23rd, 2010 have now been published. Featured discussions: a. Key Gateway Features: Security, b. BIST Activity at iNEMI, c. SJTAG Newsletter.

URL: http://www.sjtag.org/minutes/minutes100823.html