Minutes of Weekly Meeting, 2017-03-20

Meeting called to order: 11:08 AM EDT

1. Roll Call

Ian McIntosh
Carl Walker
Brian Erickson
Peter Horwood

By Proxy:
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Excused:
Brad Van Treuren
Heiko Ehrenberg
Bill Eklow

2. Review and approve previous minutes:

  • Approval of March 13 minutes (draft circulated on 03/15/2017)
    • No further corrections.
    • Brian moved to approve, seconded by Peter. No objections or abstentions.

3. Review old action items

  • All: do we feel SJTAG is requiring a new test language to obtain the information needed for diagnostics or is STAPL/SVF sufficient? See also Gunnar's presentation, in particular the new information he'd be looking for in a test language (http://files.sjtag.org/Ericsson-Nov2006/STAPL-Ideas.pdf)
  • Ian: Add the previously discussed lists to the 'master' template. Ongoing.
    • Some sections need further expansion that may take time to develop.
  • Heiko - Raise AOB item at TTSC meeting to express our interest in forming a study group and enquire what material we would need to support the request. Ongoing.
    • Ian will leave this action open until after the TTSC meeting.

4. Reminders

  • Consider Adam's three points (from the action from the first weekly meeting) and suggest what is preventing us from answering those questions:
    • Establish consensus on goals and constraints
    • What are we trying to achieve?
    • What restrictions are we faced with?
  • Forum thread for discussion: http://forums.sjtag.org/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=172
  • Possible invitation for Al Crouch to talk about Parallel SIBs.
  • Python Netlists (SKIDL) suggested by Brad for discussion.

5. Discussion Topics

a. Building Blocks.

  • Due to the low attendance, the meeting agreed to abandon the call today, carry the agenda over to next week and move directly to adjournment.

6. Topic for next meeting

  • Building Blocks - "Middleware".

7. Key Takeaway for today's meeting

  • None.

8. Glossary terms from this meeting

  • Carried over:
    • Definition of "interchangeability" required.
    • 'Instance' (or a more specific version of the term) may require definition in future.
    • 'Master through Slave Mode'
    • 'Master to Master Mode'
    • Need a refined definition of "system" for the purposes of the PAR.
    • 'Priority' - may relate to 'frequency' and 'urgency' in distinct definitions.

9. Schedule next meeting

  • Next meeting March 27.
    • Meeting will be one hour earlier than normal for European participants.
  • April schedule:
    • 3, 10, 17, 24.
    • Heiko is out for the next two weeks. Brian is out April 3.

10. Any other business

  • Ian hopes Michele will be able to provide a fuller report on the TESTA tutorial in due course.

11. Review new action items

  • None.

12. Adjourn

  • Brian moved to adjourn, seconded by Carl.
  • Meeting adjourned at 11:11 AM EDT

Respectfully submitted,
Ian McIntosh