The Standards Game

Archive for August 2008

 

A Gold Medal: The Tenzing Norgay Interoperability Award

With the Beijing Olympics behind us, I’m reminded that interoperability is a team sport, and there are many winners in a standards game.  Eight years ago, Synopsys (my boss, actually) conceived of an award for companies who put forth extra effort towards making interoperability a reality.  This “gold medal” would recognize those whose endeavors might […]

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Posted in 1. Life in the Standards Lane, 4. Be There or Be Square | 2 Comments »

 

VMM Support – 3 of 3

In this week’s SCDSource article by Richard Goering, “Mentor, Cadence VMM support may boost VIP interoperability”, Cadence states they support VMM.  With all 3 of the big 3 EDA vendors (Cadence, Mentor, and Synopsys) supporting VMM, I think it’s safe to say that VMM is well-accepted in the industry.  ‘Nuff said. EDA standards blog The Standards Game VMM […]

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Posted in 2. Skirmishes, Battles and All-Out Wars, 3. Duh. | 6 Comments »

 

Look Who's Supporting VMM!

Here’s a bit of fun in the standards game. Guess who is supporting VMM, Synopsys’ verification methodology? None other than Mentor Graphics! Mentor’s support for VMM is no longer a best-kept secret. I expect they were able to make good use of the open source VMM, Synopsys’ donation of VMM to Accellera, or both.  Of […]

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Open Compression Interface (OCI) IEEE ballot group is forming

The balloting group for IEEE P1450.6.1 is being formed now. Now is the time for interested companies and organizations to join the group of balloters. The deadline for signing up to ballot is August 30, 2008, 11:59 PM Eastern Time. This important standard for IC test is titled “Standard for Describing On-Chip Scan Compression” and […]

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