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Karen’s 10 commandments for effective standards

 

Tweeting about standards–the old-fashioned way

Two of my (many) passions are Twitter and standards. Recently, I completed a fun project that combined both. But in an old-fashioned way. The publisher of the THINKaha book series encouraged me to write a book for their “#XYZ tweet” collection. Each of these short books contain 140 bite-sized ideas on a topic that lets […]

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UVM – the star of DVCon 2011

The quite successful 2011 Design and Verification Conference was held last week. The most prominent topic at the conference was the Universal Verification Methodology, UVM, which is the latest standard ratified by Accellera. Instead of telling you about UVM myself, I decided to get information straight from one of the participants in the UVM effort, […]

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From timing to power: the shift in modeling standards

There’s been a shift in what’s needed in modeling standards for IC design. The focus has moved from timing to power consumption. Timing modeling, which dominated much of the effort from the early to mid 00’s, has sorted itself out. The Liberty format (.lib) has been successfully extended for demanding nanometer timing accuracy by customers […]

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It doesn’t matter what industry you’re in, the challenges are the same

I have a new friend in the standards game. His name is Keith Boone, and he works on standards in the medical industry for GE’s Healthcare division. Keith’s recent blog post, “Tactics for standards setting: lead, follow, or get out of the way”, gives insights that pertain to challenges anyone in any industry faces while […]

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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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The Book! “The Ten Commandments for Effective Standards”

I’m excited to tell everyone that my book is now available! It comes in hardcover, paperback, Kindle, and eBook through Amazon.com, Synopsys Press, and other book outlets. Rick Jamison, who created amusing cartoons for the book, and I are blatantly proud of our accomplishment. If you’ll be at the Design Automation Conference, stop by The […]

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The 2nd Commandment for Effective Standards – Revisited

In writing my short book, “The Ten Commandments for Effective Standards”, which will be published in a few months, I received much feedback with a variety of perspectives. A lot of it centered around the 2nd commandment: don’t mix patents and standards. When I first wrote about patents and standards, my experience was that they […]

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The 10th Commandment: Know That Standards Have Technical and Business Aspects

I’m starting the new year by finishing a project, and it feels great. I posted the first of my “10 Commandments for Effective Standards” way back in February of 2008. Today, I’m completing the series with a concept that summarizes what I’ve learned about the standards game. The 10th Commandment for Effective Standards is: Know […]

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The 9th Commandment for Effective Standards

I’m nearing the end of my series, “The 10 Commandments for Effective Standards”. Here is the 9th installment. It looks at how the standardization process can be accelerated and how standards can have a better chance of being adopted by industry. The 9th Commandment for Effective Standards is: Start With Donations, Not From Scratch. In […]

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The 8th Commandment for Effective Standards

This is the 8th installment in my series, “The 10 Commandments for Effective Standards”. If you’ve missed the previous entries, have no fear. There’s no god of standards to whom you’ll have to pay penance. And if you’re interested, the first 7 commandments are in the archives. Commandment #8: Recognize there is more than one […]

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