SAN FRANCISCO The Accellera EDA standards organization said Tuesday (May 31) that its standard co-emulation modeling interface (SCE-MI) 1.1 was approved by the organization's board of directors last month.
The SCE-MI specification is designed for high-speed transaction-level verification between different hardware and software simulation and emulation systems. SCE-MI 1.1 improves model portability between different verification acceleration tools, Accellera (Napa, Calif.) said.
Accellera will continue to work on the standard for eventually handoff to IEEE for standardization. Dennis Brophy, Accellera chair, said that the handoff would probably not take place for a year a more, but that Accellera's interface technical committee has already started meeting to discuss simplification improvements to the standard prior to the handoff.
In a statement issued by Accellera Tuesday, Brian Bailey, chair of the interface technical committee, said, "We are pleased to see the early adoption and acceptance of our SCE-MI specification and are now beginning work on the next version, which will improve usability and coupling with design languages at higher levels of abstraction."
Brophy attributed the delay between the board's approval of SCE-MI 1.1 and the public disclosure of it to time associated with drafting and securing approval of a news release. "There is a finite amount of time in any organization, especially an all-volunteer organization such as Accellera," Brophy said.