Minutes of P2654 Working Group Meeting No.31, 2019-08-19

Meeting called to order: 11:06 AM EDT

The slide references relate to the pack used during this meeting, located here: http://files.sjtag.org/P2654WG/P2654_Meeting_31.pdf

1. Roll Call

Ian McIntosh (Leonardo)
Eric Cormack (DFT Solutions)
Terry Duepner (National Instruments)
Heiko Ehrenberg (GOEPEL Electronics)
Brian Erickson (JTAG Technologies)
Joel Irby (Arm)
Jan Schat (NXP Semiconductors)
Naveen Srivastava (Nvidia)
Louis Ungar (A.T.E. Solutions)
Brad Van Treuren (No affiliation)
Carl Walker (Cisco Systems)


By email (non-attendees):

Bill Huynh (Marvell Inc.)
Jon Stewart (Dell)
Richard Pistor (Curtiss-Wright)

2. Agenda

Eric moved to accept the agenda, seconded by Terry, no objections.

3. IEEE Patent Slides

  • {Slides 5-9}
  • Patent slides reviewed.

4. Review and Approve Previous Minutes

  • {Slide 10}
  • Meeting #30, August 12 (updated draft circulated August 16)
    • Third bullet in 6a: '... trouble is it ...' → '... trouble if it ...'.
    • Delete 29.1 from new actions.
    • Brad moved to approve with above amendments, Eric seconded, no objections or abstentions → minutes approved.

5. Review Open Action Items

  • {Slide 11}
  • [29.1] Terry to update Glossary (Due in two weeks).
    • Terry can draft the text but will need assistance to load onto website.
    • Ongoing.
  • [30.1] Tiger team to provide a schedule for what they plan to do by August 26th.
    • Terry will lead this team and will supply the scope of the activity.
    • Ongoing.
  • Action Item Register: http://files.sjtag.org/P2654WG/ActionItemRegister.xlsx

6. Discussion Topics

6 a) Review of AutoTestCon slides / presentation

  • {Slide 12}
  • Presenter role transferred to Louis for a 'dry run' of the presentation.
  • Louis is concerned about excessive running time for the slides we have. Slide 9 in particular has a lot of animated content and will probably need to be hidden due to the time it takes to go through it. Could still be included in material passed to attendees.
  • Using all the commentary Brad had provided results in the presentation taking 40 minutes or so but abbreviating it, as done today, may be dropping too much.
  • A few comments supplied on clarifications and emphasis, and a small number of corrections made to the pack.
  • Louis will post to EDAS and copy to Brad so that it may be shared with the 1687.1 team.

6 b) Review of Glossary terms

  • Not discussed due to lack of time.

7. Any Other Business

  • {Slide 13}
  • None.

8. Today's Key Takeaways

  • None.

9. 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.
      • "Interface" is overloaded and requires disambiguation.
    • 1687.1: Transformation.
    • IEEE 1856: Sense - "Sensor" done, Acquire, Analyze not really defined.
    • Device - do we mean a packaged device? May be many devices in a package. "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.
    • See P1687.1's definitions on Slide 31 of the pack presented by Jeff Rearick on Jan 14, 2019.
    • "State", "Vector", "Sequence" and "Pattern" as proposed at April 8 meeting.
    • "Event", "Access Interface" as proposed at April 15 meeting
    • LRU and SRA.

10. Schedule next meeting

  • August 26, 2019
    • Bill, Terry, Louis and Brian all out next week, and possibly Heiko too.
    • May not have a quorum so choose agenda items that are unlikely to require decisions.

11. Topic for next meeting

  • Preview of 1687.1 slides for AutoTestCon.
  • Recap on past SJTAG survey data.

12. Reminders

  • None.

13. List New Action Items

  • [31.1] Ian: Supply Louis with group joining details.

14. Adjourn

  • Eric moved to adjourn, seconded by Terry.
  • Meeting adjourned at 12:11 PM EDT

Respectfully submitted,
Ian McIntosh