|[February 27, 2014]
IEEE Forms Two Working Groups to Standardize Steps in Electronic Design Automation Focusing on Mixed-Signal Language Extensions and Interoperability of Large Scale Integration, Package and Board Design
PISCATAWAY, N.J. --(Business Wire)--
IEEE (News - Alert), the world's largest professional organization dedicated to
advancing technology for humanity, today announced that the IEEE
Standards Association (IEEE-SA) approved the formation of the IEEE
P1666.1™ SystemC Analog/Mixed-Signal (AMS) Extensions Working Group and
the IEEE P2401™ LPB - Standard Format for Large Scale Integration
(LSI)-Package-Board Interoperable Design Working Group. Due to their
technical work in electronic design automation (EDA) standards
development, both working groups are sponsored by the IEEE Computer
Society's Design Automation Standards Committee (DASC).
"These draft standards seek to aid in the development of more powerful
and economically affordable electronics," said Stan Krolikoski, chair of
the DASC. "Building in affordability broadens access to electronics, so
more people can expand their reach of information, automate daily tasks
and much more. In addition, both working groups are a result of the
IEEE-SA's collaboration with Accellera Systems Initiative and the Japan
Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association (JEITA),
which are organizations that support standards development for use by
the global electronics industry."
As the core standard, IEEE 1666™-2011 "Standard for SystemC Language
Reference Manual" provides the high-level design and modeling language
for digital electronics. Augmenting that standard, IEEE P1666.1 "SystemC
Analog/Mixed-Signal (AMS) Extensions Language Reference Manual" is
intended to allow SystemC to capture both analog and digital design
content. With the objective to standardize the SystemC AMS extensions,
IEEE P1666.1 defines AMS extensions as a powerful language option in the
electronic system-level (ESL) design process.
"IEEE P1666.1 is expanding SystemC to model both digital and AMS
functions," said Martin Barnasconi, chair of the IEEE P1666.1 working
group. "These two domains are increasingly found in System-on-a-chip
(SoC) and embedded systems; therefore, this extension enables the
modeling and design of these emerging heterogeneous systems more
efficiently and effectively."
IEEE P2401 "Standard Format for LSI-Package-Board Interoperable Design"
seeks to standardize the data exchange format for the integrated
circuit, the package and the board-the three components that make up the
hardware system. This interoperable format will expedite the exchange of
design information among the three components, thereby speeding up
system design at lower cost.
"The intention of IEEE P2401 is to offer a common format hat
LSI-Package-Board design tools can use to exchange information and data
seamlessly," said Yoshinori Fukuba, chair of the IEEE P2401 working
group. "The standard proposes to eliminate the multiple different input
and output formats. As a result, the standard will allow for the use of
a common interoperable format during the design process."
Both working groups are actively seeking participants for the
development of these standards. For more information on the IEEE P1666.1
SystemC Analog Mixed Signal (AMS) Extensions Working Group, please visit https://standards.ieee.org/develop/wg/P1666.1.html.
For more information on the IEEE P2401 LPB - Standard Format for
LSI-Package-Board Interoperable Design Working Group, please visit https://standards.ieee.org/develop/wg/LPB.html.
IEEE 1666-2011 is available at no charge via the IEEE GET Program, which
grants the public free access to view and download certain current
individual standards. To view and download IEEE 1666-2011, please visit
1666-2011 GET Program web page.
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