Minutes of Weekly Meeting, 2007-10-29

Minutes from 10/29/2007 SJTAG ATCA Discussion Group Meeting (Thanks to Heiko for providing most of the minutes information!)


Peter Horwood
Ian McIntosh
Heiko Ehrenberg
Brad Van Treuren
Al Holliday
Guoqing Li
Adam Ley

Meeting called to order at 8:09am Eastern

Review of meeting minutes of 10/19/2007;

  • one required correction: date should be 10/19/2007, not 10/29/2007
  • minutes approved with that correction (move: Heiko; second: Al)

Review of informational meeting minutes of 10/25/2007 fringe meeting at ITC;

No approval required;

  • Brad informed the group that ATCA asked him to take on chair person position or at least to participate in ATCA team for the JTAG/Boundary Scan implementation; decision should be made this week; in any case Brad will still act as liaison between that ATCA team and SJTAG;
  • Brad provided short background on this [SJTAG] committee's role and its affiliation with ATCA for those who are new on the conference call;

Review of SJTAG_ATCA_ITC2007.pdf which was sent out via email prior to meeting

  • Al: change "Original ATCA" to "Current ATCA" (slide 2, bullet 1);
  • Brad invites comments and feedback via email as well about the various use cases and any use cases not listed on the slides;
  • Heiko suggested to include a list of terms and abbreviations to the slide set; Brad agreed that this would be good;
  • Adam provided quick background on IEEE-P1149.7;
  • Action for all: review tables (Goals vs. use case matrix) on slides 38-41;

Brad opens discussion, invites any other business;

  • The group confirms that these conference calls are useful and we are going in the right direction;
  • No other discussion;

Next call:

11/5/2007, 8am Eastern Time

Action Items:

  • Can ATCA backplane support a full star routing? (Al and Brad)
  • Where can a JTAG Switch Module (JSM) be placed within the system? (Al and Brad)
  • Do we need JTAG redundancy for ATCA since it was not implemented for MicroTCA? (Al and Brad)
  • Need a better overall understanding of ATCA architecture (Al will present an overview of ATCA presentation at next week's meeting) [Done 10/19/2007]
  • Adam proposed we cover the following at the next meeting:
    • Establish consensus on goals and constraints
    • What are we trying to achieve?
    • What restrictions are we faced with?
  • Establish whether TRST needs to be addressed as requirements in the ATCA specification if it is not going to be managed globally (All)
  • Distribute Gunnar Carlsson's Use Case white paper for review and feedback (Brad) [Done 10/19/20007]
  • Review original presentation sent out by Brad for these meetings - expecially the restrictions/constraints on slide 5 (All) [Done 10/29/2007]
  • Distribute more slides focusing on goals and constraints. (Brad) [Done 10/19/2007]
  • Provide feedback of more use cases not yet identified to Brad (All)
  • Review tables (Goals vs. use case matrix) on slides 38-41; (All)