The Standards Game

Archive for September 2009

 

When customers said "Do it!", I did – Open Compression Interface standard

I’m looking back at the progression of the Open Compression Interface standard (OCI), now that it has been officially ratified by the IEEE as IEEE-Std 1450.6.1, “Standard for Describing On-Chip Scan Compression”. I wrote about OCI entering the balloting phase of IEEE standardization a little over a year ago. This standard allows design automation tools […]

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The 7th Commandment for Effective Standards

It’s time for the next installment in “The 10 Commandments for Effective Standards”. The 7th Commandment for Effective Standards is: Think Relevance. In order for a standard to be effective, it has to fill an industry need. Formal standards are expensive and time-consuming to produce, so it’s important that they give real value back to […]

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