Minutes of P2654 Working Group Meeting No.155, 2022-07-11

 Meeting called to order:  11:04 AM EDT

The slide references relate to the pack used during this meeting, located here: 

Reference pack 1 is located here: http://files.sjtag.org/P2654WG/P2654_Reference_Pack.pptx (all 2020 material)
Reference pack 2 is located here: http://files.sjtag.org/P2654WG/P2654_Reference_Pack_2.pptx (all 2021 material)

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

1. Roll Call

Ian McIntosh (Leonardo) (chair)
Eric Cormack (DFT Solutions)
Heiko Ehrenberg (GOEPEL Electronics)
Brian Erickson (JTAG Technologies)
Joel Irby (Flex Logix Technologies, Inc.)
Richard Pistor (Curtiss-Wright)
Louis Ungar (A.T.E. Solutions)
Brad Van Treuren (VT Enterprises Consulting Services)
Carl Walker (Cisco)

Tom Thompson (for IEEE)


2. Agenda

  • Brian moved to accept the agenda, seconded by Joel no objections.

3. IEEE Slides

  • {Slides 5-13}
  • Patent, Copyright and Behavior slides reviewed without comment.

4. Review and Approve Previous Minutes

  • {Slide 14}
  • Meeting #154, June 27 (draft circulated June 27)
    • At 7a Q3.5, change "asses" to "assess".
    • Joel moved to approve as amended, seconded by Brian, no objections or abstentions → Approved.

5. Review Open Action Items

  • {Slide 15}
  • [151.1] Brad/Eric to attempt to consolidate WIP edits into draft.
    • Effected by Ian in D02. COMPLETE
  • [154.1] Ian: Revise the draft (PAR extension) from notes and circulate by email for agreement.
    • Circulated to group July 1st, now uploaded to myProject. COMPLETE
  • Action Item Register: http://files.sjtag.org/P2654WG/ActionItemRegister.xlsx

6. Inter-group Collaboration

  • {Slide 16}
  • P2929 considering "security": Joel advised our policy that test standards can acknowledge the importance but should not try define methods - best left to experts in that field and is a potential value add for device and tool vendors. 

7. Discussion Topics

7 a) Clause 6 - flesh out subclauses (continue)

  • {Slide 17}
  • Working from D02 as new baseline.
  • Items at 6.5 moved into 5.1; 6.5 deleted.
  • Comparison against P1687.1 draft, but latest version not currently available - should be obtained so we can check alignment {ACTION}.
  • Items that were at 4.5 have now been moved into 6, but empty headings remain - could be deleted, but may still want some simple description here.
  • Remaining structure up to clause 10 is probably OK.  May be more questionable beyond that.  Ian struggles with differentiating "Extended Concepts" and "Advanced Concepts".
  • Mark clauses that are normative by adding "(normative)" to clause title.  Clause 4 is generally intended to be informative but may turn out to have some normative subclauses, e.g. may need to express some high level rules.
  • Revised WiP document is IEEESTD-P2654_Draft_D02_BGVT_20220711.docm, on iMeetCentral at https://ieee-sa.imeetcentral.com/p/aQAAAAAE9j1A

8. Any Other Business

  • {Slide 18}
  • None.

9. Takeaways:

  • None. 

10. Glossary: 

  • None.
  • Carried over:
    • Transfer Channel, replacing P2654 Message Channel
    • Network will need to be defined
    • PTPG - Programmable Test Pattern Generator/Generation
    • Better define structural test boundary vs functional test
    • Transfer module/library
    • Injection transfer module/library
    • RVF Message (to be refined)
    • RVF Command (to be refined)
    • "Tooling" - need to be clear on what is meant.
    • "True System".
    • Comment that "End-User" is subject to perspective and so needs to be qualified.
    • ModelPoint.
    • 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

  • July 25, 2022
    • No meeting July 18 due to Brad's limited availability.

12. Topic for next meeting

  • Document structure
  • Clause 6 - Flesh out  subclauses (continued).
  • Follow with clauses 7, 8.

13. Reminders

14. List New Action Items

  • [155.1] Brad: Obtain latest P1687.1 draft from Jeff.

15. Adjourn

  • Eric  moved to adjourn, seconded by Joel.
  • Meeting adjourned at 12:02 PM EDT

Respectfully submitted,
Ian McIntosh