Minutes of P2654 Working Group Meeting No.52, 2020-02-03

Meeting called to order: 11:04 AM EST

The slide references relate to the pack used during this meeting, located here: http://files.sjtag.org/P2654WG/P2654_Meeting_52.pdf

1. Roll Call

Ian McIntosh (Leonardo)
Eric Cormack (DFT Solutions)
Terry Duepner (National Instruments)
Heiko Ehrenberg (GOEPEL Electronics)
Peter Horwood (Digital Development Consultants Ltd) (joined 11:32)
Bill Huynh (Marvell Inc.)
Joel Irby (Arm)
Richard Pistor (Curtiss-Wright)
Naveen Srivastava (Nvidia)
Jon Stewart (Dell)
Brad Van Treuren (VT Enterprises Consulting Services)
Carl Walker (Cisco Systems)

Guests:
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By email (non-attendees):
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Excused:
Brian Erickson (JTAG Technologies)
Jan Schat (NXP Semiconductors)
Louis Ungar (A.T.E. Solutions)

2. Agenda

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

3. IEEE Patent Slides

  • {Slides 5-10}
  • Patent and Copyright slides reviewed.

4. Review and Approve Previous Minutes

  • {Slide 11}
  • Meeting #51, January 27 (draft circulated January 27)
    • No corrections noted.
    • Brad moved to approve, Terry seconded, no objections or abstentions → minutes approved.

5. Review Open Action Items

6. Inter-group Collaboration

  • {Slide 13}
  • No updates.

7. Discussion Topics

7 a) Sketch out an outline of the draft

  • {Slide 14}
  • Bullet points recorded during the earlier meetings are now moved to a separate reference file: http://files.sjtag.org/P2654WG/P2654_Reference_Pack.pptx.
  • Draft outline is in slides 17-23 of this week's pack (linked in the heading of these minutes).
  • Content topics within sections 7 and 8 expanded textually {slides 20-21}.
  • Note any thoughts on what a heading means or what themes should be addressed as we go, so that it acts a reminder for future reference.
  • 7 a) iv: What do we mean by "software dependencies"? Module entry points will need handlers.
  • 7 a) vi: Do we need to choose only one of "message interface" or "class API"? (In any case, it's not a decision we can or need to make now). 
  • 7 b) ii: Could automated configuration of paths weaken some security methods? Might depend on how much information is divulged in e.g. ICL descriptions.
  • Resume next week from section 9.
  • Forum thread for comments on the outline: http://forums.sjtag.org/viewtopic.php?f=3&p=1444#p1444.

8. Any Other Business

  • {Slide 15}
  • IPC APEX: Slides notes have been provided to Louis.

9. Today's Key Takeaways

  • None.

10. 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, 2019 meeting.
    • "Event", "Access Interface" as proposed at April 15, 2019 meeting.

11. Schedule next meeting

  • February 10, 2020.
    • Absences: Joel.
    • Noted that February 17 is President's Day and may impact attendance.

12. Topic for next meeting

  • Continue on outline of the draft from section 9.

13. Reminders

  • None.

14. List New Action Items

  • None.

15. Adjourn

  • Terry moved to adjourn, seconded by Eric.
  • Meeting adjourned at 11:58 AM EST

Respectfully submitted,
Ian McIntosh