PORTLAND, Ore.--Sept. 19, 2006--Open Core Protocol International Partnership (OCP-IP) today introduced a new "Infrastructure Wheel" on its website (www.ocpip.org). It was developed at the request of members as a way to conveniently outline details and status of the profound OCP infrastructure and deliverables.
As part of the robust OCP-IP infrastructure, members receive numerous benefits including: free training and support, software tools, and documentation, enabling them to focus on the challenges of SoC design. Leveraging OCP-IP's established infrastructure eliminates the need to internally design, document, train and evolve a proprietary standard and support tools, freeing up critical resources for the real design work and providing enormous cost savings.
Each "spoke" of the wheel diagram identifies content for that particular category of infrastructure. By clicking on each of the major headings shown in the wheel, visitors can readily review all deliverables and content available to OCP-IP members as well as the current status of any associated workgroups or organizational activity. This website utility was developed to enable readers to quickly and comprehensively understand the already large and rapidly expanding scope of benefits, activities and deliverables available to members.
"The infrastructure surrounding OCP is thriving and expanding every day," said Ian Mackintosh, president OCP-IP. "We needed a way for members to quickly, easily, and conveniently find the status of activities and benefits directly relevant to them. The Wheel provides that structure."
For more information on the Wheel, please visit: http://www.ocpip.org/membership/information/wheel.
The OCP International Partnership Association, Inc. (OCP-IP), formed in 2001, promotes and supports the Open Core Protocol (OCP) as the complete socket standard ensuring rapid creation and integration of interoperable virtual components. OCP-IP's Governing Steering Committee participants include: Nokia, Texas Instruments, Toshiba Semiconductor Group (including Toshiba America TAEC), and Sonics. OCP-IP is a non-profit corporation delivering the first fully supported, openly licensed, core-centric protocol comprehensively fulfilling system-level integration requirements. The OCP facilitates IP core reusability and reduces design time, risk, and manufacturing costs for SoC designs. VSIA endorses the OCP socket, and OCP-IP is affiliated with VSIA. For additional background and membership information, visit www.OCPIP.org.