IEEE-SA Standards Board Project Authorization Request (PAR) Form (2001-Rev 1)

After completing and saving this form, please send the form as an e-mail attachment to the NesCom Secretary. Please click on a year to view the submittal deadlines for the year 2001 and the year 2002. Please don't forget to fax the signature page.

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Instructions for Downloading the PAR Form


1. Sponsor Date
of Request
2001 July 04

2. Assigned Project
Number
P1450.6

3. PAR Approval
Date (to be completed by staff)
_____________

{Copyright release must be submitted with appropriate signatures by FAX (1-732-562-1571)}

4. Project Title, Recorder and Working Group/Sponsor for this Project

Document type and title: {Place an X in only one option below}

Title:  Core Test Language (CTL)

Name of Working Group (WG): CTL
 
Name of Official Reporter (usually the WG Chair) who must be an SA member as well as an IEEE and/or Affiliate Member: Rohit Kapur
IEEE Standards Staff has verified that the Official Reporter (or Working Group Chair) is an IEEE and an IEEE-SA member:  [    ] (Staff to check box)
Contact Information:
Telephone 650-584-1487  FAX:  650-584-4128
E-mail: rkapur@ieee.org     

 
 
Name of Working Group Chair (if different than Reporter): [    ] 
IEEE Standards Staff has verified that the Working Group Chair is an IEEE and an IEEE-SA member: [    ] (Staff to check box)
Contact Information:
Telephone [    ]  FAX:  [    ] 
E-mail: [    ]     

 
 
Name of Sponsoring Society and Committee: Computer Society/Test Technology
Name of Committee Sponsor Chair: Adam Cron
IEEE Standards Staff has verified that the Sponsor Chair is an IEEE and an IEEE-SA member: [    ] (Staff to check box)
Contact Information:
Telephone  610-712-3805 FAX:  610-712-2583
E-mail: acron@synopsys.com    

5. Type of Project

a. Is this an update to an existing PAR?  NO
b. Choose one from the following:
[X] New standard
[   ] Revision of existing standard {number and year}
[   ] Amendment to an existing standard {number and year}
[   ] Corrigendum to an existing standard {number and year}

6. Life Cycle

[X] Full Use (5-year life cycle)
[   ] Trial Use (2-year life cycle)

7. Balloting Information

Choose one from the following:

[X] Individual Sponsor Balloting
[   ] Entity Sponsor Balloting
[   ] Mixed Balloting (combination of Individual and Entity Sponsor Balloting)

Expected Date of Submission for Initial Sponsor Ballot: Synchronized with P1500 Ballot (Q2 2002)


8. Fill in Projected Completion Date for Submittal to RevCom      Q4 2002


9. Scope of Proposed Project:

SoC test requires reuse of test data and test structures developed for individual cores (designs) when integrated into larger integrated circuits (Systems on Chip: SoC). This activity will define language constructs sufficient to represent the context of a core and of the integration of that core into an SoC, to facilitate reuse of test data previously developed for that core. This activity will also define constructs that represent the test structures internal to the core for reuse in the creation of the tests for the logic outside the core. Semantic rules will be defined for the language to facilitate interoperability between different entities (the core provider, the system integrator, and the automation tool developer) involved in the creation of an SoC.

The constructs in the language are to support a vast variety of cores and different test methodologies with particular support for the IEEE 1500 activity that is creating a wrapper architecture.


10. Purpose of Proposed Project:

To develop a language which will provide a sufficient description of a core to support reuse of test data developed for that core after integration into SoC environments, and to enable the creation of test patterns for the logic on the SoC external to the core.

11. Intellectual Property {Answer each of the questions below}

Has the sponsor reviewed the IEEE patent policy with the group??

No.

Are you aware of the possibility of any copyrights relevant to this project?

No.

Are you aware of the possibility of any trademarks relevant to this project?

No.

Are you aware of possible registration of objects or numbers due to this project?

No.


12. Are you aware of any other standards or projects with a similar scope?

Yes

This language is complementary to the activities in P1500. The P1500 activity is defining a hardware structure which will use this language standard to describe its operation.


13. International Submissions

Will this standard (in part or in whole) be submitted to an international organization for consideration/adoption?
[??] {Don't know at this time}
 
If Yes, please answer the following questions:
Which International Organization/Committee [   ]
International Contact Information:
Name: [   ]
Address: [   ]
Phone: [   ]
FAX: [   ]
Email: [   ]

14. Is this project intended to focus on health, safety or environmental issues?

[No]
If Yes: Explanation :

15. Mandatory Coordination

  SCC 10 (IEEE Dictionary) by DR {Circulation of DRafts}
  IEEE Staff Editorial Review by by DR  
  SCC 14 (Quantities, Units and Letter symbols) by DR  

Additional communication and input from other organizations or other IEEE Standards Sponsors should be encouraged through participation in the working group or the balloting pool.


16. Additional Explanatory Notes: {Item Number and Explanation}

[    ]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 The PAR Copyright Release and Signature Page must be submitted by FAX to 732-562-1571 before this PAR will be sent on for NesCom and Standards Board approval.


 

IEEE-SA Standards Board

Working Guide for the Project Authorization Request

(PAR) Form

This guide has been prepared to assist in the submittal of the PAR for consideration by the New Standards Committee (NesCom) and approval by the IEEE-SA Standards Board as an IEEE Standards Project. Submitters should also refer to the latest edition of the IEEE-SA Standards Board Operations Manual for further assistance.
A PAR must be received by the IEEE-SA Standards Department at least 40 calendar days before the next IEEE-SA Standards Board meeting in order for it to be considered at that meeting. The submittal deadlines for the year 2001 and the year 2002 are available. Please note that a cover letter should accompany the PAR request. This can be in the form of an e-mail with the PAR as a separate attachment.

Instructions for Downloading the PAR Form or PAR Signature Page in HTML format:

  1. Go to the PAR Form or PAR Signature Page.
  2. Click on File, Save As.
  3. In the format field, this should read HTML Format (for PC's) or Source (for Mac).
  4. Save the file.
  5. Open your word processing program.
  6. Go to File, Open and choose All Files under List Files of Type if your file does not appear in the list.
  7. The file will open and you will now be able to edit the file.
  8. When closing the file, you can save the file in the current format (HTML).
Instructions for Downloading the PAR Form or PAR Signature Page in TXT format:
  1. Go to the PAR Form or PAR Signature Page.
  2. Click on File, Save As.
  3. In the format field, change this to Text.
  4. Save the file.
  5. Open your word processing program.
  6. Go to File, Open and choose All Files under List Files of Type if your file does not appear in the list.
  7. The file will open and you will now be able to edit the file.
  8. When closing the file, you can save the file in the current format (TXT).

1. Sponsor Date of Request

Enter the date when the PAR will be submitted to the IEEE.

2. Assigned Project Number

If this PAR is for a new project, leave this space blank. The IEEE Standards Department will assign a number. If this PAR is for a revision of a standard, or if it updates an existing PAR, enter the existing standard or PAR number. Confer with staff for clarification.

3. PAR Approval Date

Leave blank. The IEEE Standards Department will complete upon approval.

4. Project Title, Recorder and Working Group/Sponsor for this Project and Copyright Agreement

The project title should include the type of document. For example:
  1. Standard Test Method for...
  2. Recommended Practice for...
  3. Guide for...
For the submitter's reference, standards are documents with mandatory requirements and are generally characterized by the use of the verb "shall."

Recommended practices are documents in which procedures and positions preferred by IEEE are presented and are generally characterized by the use of the verb "should."

Guides are documents in which alternative approaches to good practice are suggested, but no clear-cut recommendations are made. They are generally categorized by the use of the verb "may."

The title should not contain the acronym "IEEE". This is added to the title when published.

All acronyms should be spelled out.

The copyright form, the last page in the electronic PAR form (and a separate page), must be submitted by FAX to the IEEE-SA office before the PAR will be approved. In order to comply with US copyright law, the IEEE and its legal counsel request that a copyright agreement be signed by the Official Reporter, who is usually the chair of the working group. This signed copyright agreement is an official part of the IEEE Standards Project Authorization Request (PAR). The PAR will not be submitted to the IEEE-SA Standards Board until the copyright agreement is signed by the proper person.

Indicate the Names of the Official Reporter (usually the Working Group Chair). IEEE/IEEE-SA membership is required. If the Working Group (WG) Chair is different from the Official Reporter, enter the name and address in the space provided. Enter the name of the sponsoring society and the name of the sponsoring committee (i.e., Power Engineering/Switchgear, not PE/SWG) responsible for the development and coordination of the project and for the maintenance of the document after approval by the Standards Board. The name entered here should not be confused with the name of the group writing the standard. If the project is sponsored by two or more committees, enter all committee names and indicate that the work is a jointly sponsored project. When a Standards Coordinating Committee (SCC) is developing the document, enter the SCC number and name as the sponsor (i.e., Standards Coordinating Committee 4 - Thermal Rating). Please note that the Official Reporter, Working Group Chair and Sponsor Chair must be IEEE and IEEE-SA members.


5. Type of Project

a. Is this an update to an existing PAR?

If YES, then indicate the original PAR number and approval date and if this effort is in ballot now. Finally, if this PAR is a revision, a short explanation of the changes to the original PAR and rationale MUST be submitted with the PAR revision request in the form of an e-mail message from the sponsor with the revised PAR form attached.

b. Indicate whether this work will result in a new standard, a revision of an existing standard (indicate standard number and year), an amendment (formerly supplement) to an existing standard (indicate standard number and year), or a corrigendum (indicate standard number and year). Amendments are additions to existing standards and may contain substantive corrections and/or errata to the standard. Corrigenda are substantive corrections and/or errata to a standard.

6. Life Cycle

Is this document intended for trial use or full use? A standard can be designated for trial use when a draft that has been generated satisfies the standards-developing group (i.e., subcommittee or working group), but needs input from a very broad constituency. This is a preferred alternative to the widespread distribution of unapproved drafts. Such a draft requires a letter ballot of the sponsor and approval by the Standards Board as a trial-use standard. Trial-use standards are effective for not more than two years from the date of publication. In the absence of comments received in the trial period, the document is subject to adoption as a full-use standard upon receipt of written recommendation from the sponsor and approval by the Standards Board.

7. Balloting Information:

Is the balloting group for this standard to be composed just of individuals, just of entities (persons who are not individuals), or a mixture of both? See Section 5.4.1 in the IEEE-SA Standards Board Operations Manual for further explanation.

8. Fill in Projected Completion Date for Submittal to RevCom [...]

The target completion date is the month/year when the completed draft and balloting results are expected to be submitted to RevCom for approval (not to exceed four years from the date of PAR approval).

9. Scope of Proposed Project

The submittal should clearly and concisely define the scope of the document. The scope generally describes "what" will be done, i.e. the technical boundaries of the project. For example:
"Scope: This project will develop a standard protocol for the control of printers. This protocol will be independent of the underlying datastream or page description language used to create the printed page. This protocol will be usable by all classes of printers. This project is limited to management and control of printers and will not include management of control of printing systems or subsystems."

10. Purpose of Proposed Project

The submittal should clearly and concisely define the purpose of the document. The purpose generally describes "why" a project will be done. For example:
"Purpose: There is currently no defined, independent standard for controlling printers. Each vendor builds some control into the underlying page description language or datastream. Without an independent, openly defined protocol, applications and operating systems cannot automatically determine the type of printer being addressed. This protocol will provide a minimum implementation subset which will allow automatic identification and configuration of printers and vendor extensibility to provide for growth and product differentiation."
The purpose of the document should be consistent with the description of the document in Item 5, the title in Item 4, and the scope in Item 6. If the title of the document is "Guide for...," it is inconsistent if the purpose states "This document will describe standard criteria..."

The scope, purpose and/or title indicated on the PAR should agree in principle with the scope, purpose and/or title stated in the document at the time of submittal to the IEEE-SA Standards Board.

If this is a PAR to revise the standard, explain here why changes are being made to the standard. This may be due to a change in industry, the introduction of new technology, etc.


11. Intellectual Property


12. Are you Aware of Any Other Standards or Projects with a Similar Scope?

Identify any standard(s) or project(s) of similar scope(s), both within or outside of the IEEE, and explain the need for an additional standard in this area.

13. International Harmonization

If the project is intended to be submitted to the appropriate international technical committee as the basis of or for inclusion in an international standard, or if this standard is intended to be adopted as the international standard, this should be noted here. It is important for all working group members to be aware of international activity within their area of technical expertise.

14. Is this Project intended to focus on Health, Safety and Environmental Issues?

No intensive research required; only obvious or general health, safety, or environmental issues that would be affected by this work need to be cited.

15. Mandatory Coordination

Coordination with SCC10 (IEEE Dictionary) and IEEE Staff Editorial Review is mandatory to ensure that there are no serious editorial, structural, or style issues that could delay the publication process. Before the sponsor balloting process begins, at least one draft should be sent as an e-mail attachment to the Administrator, Standards Publishing. Coordination with SCC14 (Standards Coordinating Committee on Quantities, Units, and Letter Symbols) is required for review of metric dimensioning.
Additional communication and input from other organizations or other IEEE Standards Sponsors should be encouraged through participation in the working group or the balloting pool.

16. Additional Explanatory Notes:

If you know of any further information that may assist NesCom in recommending approval for your project, please include this information here.
If you have any questions, please contact the NesCom Administrator.