Minutes of P2654 Working Group Meeting No.89, 2020-12-07

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_89.pdf

The cumulative reference pack is located here: http://files.sjtag.org/P2654WG/P2654_Reference_Pack.pptx (updated Oct 26, 2020)

iMeetCentral site: https://ieee-sa.imeetcentral.com/sjtag-sg/ 

1. Roll Call

Ian McIntosh (Leonardo)
Eric Cormack (DFT Solutions) (Left briefly around 11:48)
Terry Duepner (National Instruments)
Heiko Ehrenberg (GOEPEL Electronics)
Brian Erickson (JTAG Technologies)
Peter Horwood (Digital Development Consultants Ltd)
Joel Irby (AMD)
Richard Pistor (Curtiss-Wright)
Jon Stewart (Dell)
Brad Van Treuren (VT Enterprises Consulting Services)
Louis Ungar (A.T.E. Solutions)
Carl Walker (Cisco Systems)


By email (non-attendees):

Bill Huynh (Marvell Inc.)
Jan Schat (NXP Semiconductors)
Tom Thompson (for IEEE)

2. Agenda

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

3. IEEE Patent Slides

  • {Slides 5-10}
  • Patent and Copyright slides reviewed without comment.

4. Review and Approve Previous Minutes

  • {Slide 11}
  • Meeting #88, November 30 (draft circulated November 30)
    • Section 12 should show topic as "Review standard outline and figures - see if there are any "quick wins"".
    • Brad moved to approve as amended, Eric seconded, no objections or abstentions → minutes approved.

5. Review Open Action Items

6. Inter-group Collaboration

  • {Slide 13}
  • P1149.7 is currently balloting closed.  Approval criteria met but some comments to be resolved.
  • P1450, P1450.1 and P1450.6 revision PARs approved.
  • 1581 is looking to recruit interested parties to work on a revision. 

7. Discussion Topics

7 a) Status of elections

  • {Slide 14}
  • Nominations acceptances scheduled to close on 13th.
  • 2 acceptances outstanding - if notified and all acceptances noted as "final" then process may proceed to the next step.
  • Moving forward, aim to have officers take fuller ownership of the roles as defined in the P&P.

7 b) Review standard outline and figures - see if there are any "quick wins"

  • Process for submitting edits and managing how those are incorporated discussed.
  • P1687.1 used file names that contain submitters initials and "timestamp" so that the Editor can identify what is still to be pulled in.
  • Members should not be directly editing the WIP draft directly.  Eric would like to have submissions sent to him to incorporate.  Alternative may be to submit files to a separate directory where they can be picked up, but held distinct from the draft itself.
  • Noted that diagrams should be in a fairly specific form - not reliant on colour.
  • Draft uses Word DOCM (macro) format - Copy/paste from DOCX (or PPTX) to DOCM can lead to formatting changes that require significant work to correct.  Eric has tried to correct styles to suit the preferred form in the template but may have missed some items.
  • Referencing terms is a section that could easily be farmed out to one of the group. Can make use of the IEEE Online Dictionary where possible.
  • We haven't yet identified any normative references.  If we make use of Google protocol buffers then that may need to be a normative reference.  Would need to reference a specific version since as Open Source it could alter over time.
  • Section numbering has altered in moving headings from our slide pack into the template.
  • Eric will watch iMeet every couple of week for changes. Noted that iMeet can send an "email digest" of changes on the site. To set up the email digest:
    • Log in to iMeet
    • Drop down the menu next to your name (at top right) 
    • Select "Profile"
    • Go to the "Notifocation Setting" tab
    • Scroll down to Email Digests and select the frequency - most likely "Every day", Every week" or "Every month" will be most useful.
  • Some diagrams from prior presentation identified as possibly useful.  Direct pasting is not simple so noted by reference for now and Eric will determine what needs done to import them into the document.
  • Noted that section 4, Concepts and Architecture, contains a lot of sub-headings - too many? 

8. Any Other Business

  • {Slide 15}
  • None.

9. Today's Key Takeaways

  • Work has started on the draft. 

10. Glossary Terms from This Meeting

  • None.
  • Carried over:
    • System Element.
    • System Resource.
    • 'System' needs the concept of a controller capability added.
    • "Filtering" may need to be defined.
    • "Translation" may need to be defined.
    • "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.
    • 'Port' needs to be developed.

11. Schedule next meeting

  • December 14, 2020
    • This will be the last meeting of 2020.
    • Resume on January 4, 2021.

12. Topic for next meeting

  • Elections update
  • Review standard outline and figures - Continue

13. Reminders

  • None.

14. List New Action Items

  • None.

15. Adjourn

  • Joel moved to adjourn, seconded by Peter.
  • Meeting adjourned at 12:05 PM EST

Respectfully submitted,
Ian McIntosh