Accellera and the IEEE Standards Association Report on Popularity of Intellectual Property (IP) Standard
IEEE 1685 Get Downloads Increased Every Month, Since June
PISCATAWAY, N.J.-- December 20, 2010 --The IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) and Accellera, an Electronic Design Automation (EDA) standards organization, announced today that in the last six months over 1200 copies of the IEEE 1685 standard have been downloaded at no charge. The monthly downloads have doubled or tripled each month since the standard became available in June.
IEEE 1685 is the first standard description for Intellectual Property (IP) blocks for highly automated electronic design environments. It provides the electronics industry with an approach to create and use IP blocks in a standard way so that IP use and re-use is easier and more economic.
The Get IEEE 1685 provides access to the current, active version of the standard in a PDF format at no cost to end-users. IEEE retains the copyright on the standard. For more information or to download the standard, please visit: http://standards.ieee.org/getieee/1685/index.html.
"Our Get IEEE Standards programs accelerate and facilitate the dissemination of standards and speed up their implementation and adoption," said Judith Gorman, Managing Director of the IEEE Standards Association. "The sustained and growing interest in Get standards like IEEE 1685 standard benefits everyone in the worldwide electronics industry and shows the popularity of this program."
"IP is a valuable part of System on a Chip designs," said Shishpal Rawat, Accellera Chair. "Our collaboration with the IEEE-SA gives the worldwide design community access to our first IP-creation focused standard at no charge."
The Get IEEE 1685 program is the first IEEE-SA project of this nature funded by Accellera.
About the Standard
IEEE 1685, "Standard for IP-XACT, Standard Structure for Packaging, Integrating and Re-Using IP within Tool-Flows," describes an XML (Extensible Markup Language) Schema for meta-data documenting of IP used in the development, implementation and verification of electronic systems with an API (Application Programming Interface) to provide tool access to the meta-data.
The IEEE 1685 standard offers the capability of having all information available in a machine readable way so that an IP component can be integrated into a design correctly and tested in its environment. The standard can be used for virtually any type of hardware IP (digital, analog and mixed signal) including models.
Accellera, an industry organization formed in 2000, provides design and verification standards for quick availability and use in the electronics industry. The organization and its members cooperatively deliver much-needed EDA and IP standards that lower the cost to design commercial IC and EDA products. As a result of Accelleras partnership with the IEEE, Accellera standards are transferred to the IEEE standards body for formalization and ongoing change control. For more information about Accellera, please visit www.accellera.org. For membership information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
About IEEE Standards Association
The IEEE Standards Association, a globally recognized standards-setting body within the IEEE, develops consensus standards through an open process that engages industry and brings together a broad stakeholder community. IEEE standards set specifications and best practices based on current scientific and technological knowledge. The IEEE-SA has a portfolio of over 900 active standards and more than 600 standards under development. For information on the IEEE-SA, see: http://standards.ieee.org.
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