IEEE P1532 Meeting - September 18-19, GenRad

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Attendees

The following individuals attended the meeting:

   Neil Jacobson - Xilinx
   Ken Parker - Agilent
   Dennis Lia - GenRad
   Dave Bonnett – ASSET InterTech
   Brad Ishihara - Altera
   Mark Moyer – Lattice
   Bob Russell – EMC ( Tuesday )

Minutes

   Meeting: IEEE P1532
   Date:  9 / 18 & 19 / 2000
   Location: GenRad -  Westford, MA
   Purpose: Data Format

Agenda:

  1. Welcome and Introductions
  2. Ballot Update
  3. Discussion

Open Issues: Review Draft 3.4

Minutes:

Date: 9-18-00 Monday
Time: 9:00 AM

Neil’s got stuck in Detroit Sunday night. His flight into Manchester was Monday morning. Dave Bonnet assumed chair the meeting until Neil arrives.

Discussion: Approval of the Minutes of the last meeting:
Motion: Approve last meeting minutes.
Motion: Ken
Second: Mark
Vote: 5-0-0

Discussion: IC Vendor Announcement
The discussion revolved around the intent of the announcement that indicates support for the hardware portion and mentions that software(BSDL extension and Data file) will be addressed in the future release. Reference 8.1 A, B, & C as the basis of this announcement. Should this working group formalize a press release.

Action: Working Group will draft an press release announcement. Neil to present to IEEE.

Time: 10 AM Neil Arrived

Discussion: Ballot Update - Neil

Information: Neil

Discussion: Working Group Announcement Draft

Action: Dennis

Discussion: When is the Hardware portion expected to be approved.

Discussion: Review Changes (draft 3.4 )

Time: 12:30PM – Lunch

Time: 1:20PM – Continued

Discussion: Continued Review Changes (draft 3.4 )

Time: 1:45PM

Discussion: Open Issue – Write a file out using “!” and read in using “?”

Action Ken – Update the draft specification.

Discussion: Open Issue – Merge BSDL
Motion: Modify sections 7.6 and 7.7, figure 26, rule 6.3.1.1(a) on page 63 to allow formal sharing of ICS_PDATA and ICS_RDATA using a common register name.
Motion: Brad
Second: Mark
Vote: 5,0,0

Discussion: Open Issue – Referencing data in other files and locations.

Time: 5:00 - Adjourn for the Day

Date: Tuesday 9/19/00
Time: 9:00AM

Discussion: Open Issue – Referencing data in other files and locations(Continued).

Example of parameterizing actions and procedures using data tags.

Memory Map
   Logic1
   Usercode
   Logic2

Actions
   program(logic) ( proc_enable,....proc_program(logic),....)
   program(usercode) ( proc_enable,....proc_program(usercode),...)
   program(all) ......

Procedures
   proc_program(logic) ( program(logic(logic1), program(logic2) )
   proc_program(usercode) ( program(usercode) )

Flows
   program(logic1)
      Init
      Repeat
      Terminate
   program(logic2)
   ....
   program(usercode)

Discussion: Open Issue – Multiple output sources

Discussion: Open Issue – Data file extension name

Discussion: CRC/Checksum

When calculating a CRC from the device. Is it necessary for the tool to recalculate the value based on the data in the file. Or will the CRC value in the datafile be acceptable.

Example:

data( logic1;
Init
Repeat
Term
Data_crc),

data( logic1;
Init
Repeat
Term
Data_crc),

data( usercode;
Int)

Action:

Time: 12:15PM - Lunch

Time: 1:00PM

Discussion: Revisit GUI

Time: 3:00PM – Adjourn Meeting

Next Meetings:
Date: Mon-Tue 12/4-5,
Location: Lattice, San Jose
Purpose: Review draft updates of data format and tools pieces that are available.

Secretary: Dennis Lia


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IEEE release announcement bullets:

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