|[February 13, 2013]
Texas Instruments Wins OCP-IP Contributor of the Year Award
BEAVERTON, Ore. --(Business Wire)--
Core Protocol International Partnership (OCP-IP) today
announced that Texas Instruments (News - Alert) (TI) is the recipient of the coveted
annual Outstanding Contributor of the Year Award for 2012. The OCP-IP
Governing Steering Committee grants this award each year to a member who
has made key contributions to the further advancement of the OCP (News - Alert)
specification or supporting infrastructure.
The committee specifically acknowledged Prashant Karandikar, lead
software engineer of TI for his leadership, commitment and contributions
to OCP-IP's Metadata Working Group (MDWG). Karandikar played a key role
in driving the efforts to migrate OCP metadata capture to IP-XACT and
advancing extensions supporting configurable interfaces into Accellera
IEEE (News - Alert) 1685 IP-XACT provides for a machine-readable XML structure for IP
modules and systems databooks. The XML data documents many different
aspects of electronic design elements, enabling designers using IP-XACT
tools to automatically create different expressions of a design in a
consistent and correlated form. Design and verification engineers
benefit from using IP-XACT by the automation of testbench creation and
exploration. The OCP Vendor Extensions package created by the MDWG
provide a way to describe configurable bus interfaces (like Open Core
Protocol) in machine-readable XML structure and as an IEEE standard
"We are pleased to be named Contributor of the Year by the OCP-IP," said
Zoran Mladenovic, general manager, software development organization,
TI. "Working with other leading companies in the OCP-IP community, we
are creating standard interfaces that are critical for the next
generation ofheterogeneous processor, multicore designs while
simultaneously delivering the tools needed to help our customers bring
products to market more quickly."
Work on OCP-IP's Metadata package was executed by members of the OCP-IP
Metadata Working Group including: TI, Magillem, Sonics Inc, and Synopsys (News - Alert)
along with other industry-leading companies.
Companies wishing to participate in the OCP-IP Metadata Working Group
are invited to contact email@example.com
"The work of the Metadata Working Group is an excellent example of the
productive collaboration we achieve between member companies which
ensures best-in-class deliverables. We are grateful for the tremendous
effort and contributions provided by Prashant and TI, and we thank them
for their efforts," said Ian Mackintosh, president OCP-IP. "We are
pleased to present them with the 2012 Outstanding Contributor Award and
look forward to their continued partnership in the future."
The OCP-IP Metadata Package is available to both OCP-IP members and
non-members alike. Members may access the OCP Metadata Vendor Extension
package by completing the online
click-through Commercial Metadata Vendor Extension License.
Non-Members may access the package via online
click-through research license.
For the latest information about OCP-IP please see our newsletter at http://www.ocpip.org/newsletters.php.
Formed in 2001, OCP-IP is a non-profit corporation promoting, supporting
and delivering the only openly licensed, core-centric protocol comprehensively
fulfilling integration requirements of heterogeneous multicore systems.
The Open Core Protocol (OCP) facilitates IP core reusability and
reduces design time, risk, and manufacturing costs for all SoC and electronic
designs by providing a comprehensive supporting infrastructure. For
additional background and membership information, visit www.OCPIP.org.
About Texas Instruments
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