Minutes of Post-Study Group Meeting, 2018-12-03

Meeting called to order: 11:02 AM EST

The slide references relate to the pack used during this meeting, located here: http://files.sjtag.org/PostStudyGroup/PSG_Meeting_11.pdf

1. Roll Call and Agenda

Ian McIntosh (Leonardo)
Heiko Ehrenberg (GOEPEL Electronics)
Terry Duepner (National Instruments)
Peter Horwood (Firecron Ltd.) (joined 11:05)
Bill Huynh (Marvell Inc.)
Joel Irby (Arm)
Richard Pistor (Curtiss-Wright)
Jan Schat (NXP Semiconductors)
Naveen Srivastava (Nvidia) (joined 11:09)
Craig Stephan (INTELLITECH Inc.)
Jon Stewart (Dell)
Brad Van Treuren (Nokia)
Carl Walker (Cisco Systems)
Louis Ungar (A.T.E. Solutions)
Gregory Zucaro (NAWCAD Lakehurst) (joined 11:11, left 11:28)
Adam Cron (Synopsys) (left 11:36)
Steve Sunter (Mentor)
Erik Jan Marinissen (IMEC) (joined 11:14)

By email (non-attendees):

Eric Cormack (DFT Solutions)
Brian Erickson (JTAG Technologies)

Brad moved to accept the agenda as proposed, seconded by Terry.

2. IEEE Patent Slides

  • {Slides 5-9}
  • Patent slides reviewed.
    • No comments.

3. Review and Approve Previous Minutes

  • {Slide 10}
  • November 26 (updated draft circulated November 28)
    • No further corrections noted.
    • Brad moved to approve as amended, Terry seconded, no objections or abstentions → minutes approved.

4. Review Open Action Items

  • {Slide 11}
  • [21.1] Brad: Supply Ian with glossary definitions used by 1687.1 for "transformation" and "retargeting".
    • Some movement but nothing finalised.
    • ONGOING.
  • [27.2] Legacy Initiative Group to propose definition for "SJTAG".
    • Will likely be dealt with in the proposed FAQ.
    • ONGOING.
  • The above may need to be carried over to a future Working Group.
  • [P8.2b] Brad: Enquire on possible introduction on P1687.1.
    • Brad has lined up Jeff Rearick for January 14.

5. Discussion Topics

  • {Slide 12}

a) P1838 overview

b) P1687.2/P2427 overview

6. Today's Key Takeaways

  • {Slide 13}
  • P1687.2 also sees the need to deal with co-ordination.

7. Glossary Terms from This Meeting

  • None.
  • Carried over:
    • "Interface" is missing.
      • No obvious IEEE accepted definition.
      • 1687 has definitions for specialised forms: Device Interface and Instrument Interface.
      • We may need specialised forms for Software Interface and Hardware Interface.
    • 1687.1: Transformation, Retargetting.
    • IEEE 1856: Sense - "Sensor" done, Acquire, Analyze not really defined.
    • SJTAG: Discussion on forums - http://forums.sjtag.org/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=782
    • Device - do we mean a packaged device? May be many devices in a package (1149.1 opted for "entity" in order to be non-specific).
      • Correction to the above remark: It has been pointed out that 1149.1 actually defines conformance in terms of "component" (c.f. COMPONENT_CONFORMANCE attribute in BSDL), and "entity" only pertains to BSDL where it is simply inherited from VHDL. "Device" is often used as a modifier, e.g. "device package", "device identification".
    • Use Case Context, Application Context
    • Legacy Infrastructure, SJTAG Infrastructure (placeholders for now, really for working group to define).
    • "Generators": May need to be qualified as "Test Generators" (used by the integrator/tester) and "Model Generators" (used by IP providers, interface designers, etc.).
    • AccessLink and DataLink descriptions will need to be revised.

8. Topic for next meeting

  • P2654 kick-off meeting: Outline, first steps, meeting schedule.

9. Schedule next meeting

  • December 10.

10. Reminders

  • None.

11. Any Other Business

  • None.

12. List New Action Items

  • None.

13. Adjourn

  • Peter moved to adjourn, seconded by Bill.
  • Meeting adjourned at 12:08 PM EST

Respectfully submitted,
Ian McIntosh