The Standards Game

Archive for March 2009

 

It's official! IEEE Standard 1801 is approved!

Today, the IEEE-SA Standards Board approved the standard known as 1801: Standard for Design and Verification of Low Power Integrated Circuits. Everyone in the field of low-power chip design has known it as UPF, the Unified Power Format. Approval by the IEEE-SA is a significant milestone in the life of a standard, and everyone who […]

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Lynx, Links, or Linques – no matter how you spell it, it’s interoperability

Today, my company announced its “Lynx” complete design system. You can read the details and learn more from your local Synopsys office. What’s interesting and important to me, however, is that interoperability is as big of a feature in Lynx as all the rest. I’ll write more about Lynx in the coming weeks, and I […]

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High-tech Standards and Unusual Food in China

Last week, I was in Beijing as a member of the IEEE Standards Association’s outreach delegation to China. Our mission was to develop stronger ties to Chinese organizations that work on standards related to those of the IEEE-SA. Unlike in the United States, all standardization activities in China are associated with the nation’s government. We […]

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Don't miss EDP 2009 – April 9 -10 Monterey CA USA

The Electronic Design Processes workshop is a unique event. Each year, for the past 15 years, visionaries and "celebrities" in the field of electronic design get together in an intimate setting. They present state-of-the-art methodologies and postulate the future. This year, topics will include: Are Threads Dead? Challenges of RTL Handoff Will We Miss the […]

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