The Standards Game

Archive for 2010

 

IEEE Standards Association’s 2010 Awards Night

On Sunday, December 5, 2010, the IEEE Standards Association held their annual Awards Ceremony. The event was again most enjoyable with good friends, esteemed colleagues, good food, musical entertainment, beautiful flower arrangements, and the ever-popular duet of Judy Gorman (IEEE-SA Managing Director) and Mary Lynne Nielsen (Director of the IEEE-SA’s Corporate Program). At the heart […]

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The Second Commandment for Effective Standards in action

I’ve decided to create a new series in my blog that gives real world, real time examples of “The Ten Commandments for Effective Standards” in action. As I see activities, successes, and challenges in the standards game that pertain to one of the “commandments”, I’ll point them out. If you come across any good examples, […]

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Highlights from the 23rd EDA Interoperability Forum

In case you missed the 23rd EDA Interoperability Forum, here are some brief highlights. We will make the presentations available on the Forum website on October 30. The turnout was quite good. Thanks to all the presenters and attendees for participating. Thanks also, to Oracle for providing their beautiful auditorium at their Agnews Center. I […]

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If you missed that, don’t miss this…

This week, the annual Phil Kaufman Award ceremony was held at the San Jose Marriott. It was a wonderful evening (more later) that I hope you had a chance to attend. If you missed it, here’s another opportunity to come to a valuable industry event. The 23rd EDA Interoperability Forum will be held on October […]

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Cures for writer’s block

There comes a time in any writer’s life when she or he just can’t write. The well-known phenomenon of “writer’s block” plaques professional authors, college students, and thank-you-note-writing-kids alike. Today, I have a bad case of it. I wanted to write about something interesting. Posts about the WiMAX vs. LTE standards war, “The Web is […]

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Eat, Pray, Blog

(Note: Ed Lee, the well-known EDA & IP industry guru, and I recently had an interesting dialog about blogging: its value and the notion of engineers commenting on them. We decided to simultaneously publish two posts on the subject. We hope you like them.) It’s been 3 years since I started blogging. It wasn’t my […]

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New standards for audio/video bridging

Beyond the world of language and format standards for electronic design automation tools is a whole universe of other technical standards. One area that I haven’t written much about is standards that affect IP products. (By IP, I don’t mean Internet Protocol or Intellectual Property as ideas or inventions. In my industry, IP refers to […]

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Can’t test it? Maybe you shouldn’t standardize it.

While writing “The Ten Commandments for Effective Standards”, I stumbled across the University of New Hampshire’s InterOperability Lab. It’s quite an undertaking, and we’re all benefiting from their efforts. I wanted to learn more about what goes on at the InterOperability Lab and if it might pertain to EDA software. Today I had the pleasure […]

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Conversation Central: Show Notes and iTunes

Want to listen to Conversation Central shows on your computer? Want to comment on a show? Need to find the links that a guest talked about? Visit our new Conversation Central Show Notes site. Prefer to listen to Conversation Central podcasts on your iPod? Go to the iTunes store and search for “Conversation Central”. All […]

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The end of the standard scientific method?

There’s an interesting article in the July 2010 edition of Wired magazine (yes, it’s the print publication I subscribe to, but only because the FAA won’t let us read electronically during takeoff and landing – one of the best times to read). The article is about Sergey Brin, the co-founder of Google. Brin estimates that […]

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