SAN FRANCISCO The Silicon Integration Initiative (Si2) has issued a request for technology, seeking proposals for providing extensions to current formats and languages to support statistical timing.
Specifically, Si2 is requesting:
A Liberty-based static format extension that provides a way to communicate statistical parameters used to do timing sign-off for designs. Preference will be given to formats compatible with existing Si2 licensed formats.
A dynamic IEEE1481-based format that provides a way to extend the current timing API to include statistical parameters as part of the requested calculation.
Any other contributions in the areas of statistical analysis that apply to the OMC architecture will be entertained.
Si2 is requesting that interested parties submit an abstract of each proposal for consideration.
Each submission will be evaluated by the SWG for possible inclusion in a potential Si2 standard. The Si2 said the silicon working group of its Open Modeling Coalition reserves the right to combine submissions, if necessary, to create a more complete and robust standard.
Requirements for submission include:
Provide Si2 and other members of the team sufficient access to the submitted technology sufficient to allow appropriate evaluation of the submission.
The submitting parties must agree to assign a technical contact to answer questions that may arise relative to the submitted works during the selection process. This process will be limited to a maximum of one day.
The submitting parties must be prepared to allow assigned representatives of the SWG to review suitability of the candidate technology.
Selection from submitted proposals will be based on evaluation of characteristics of each proposal to determine how well it satisfies the following:
Completeness of the submitted extensions
Degree of change to existing formats and languages
Completeness and clarity of available documentation
Degree of extensibility for potential future extensions
Existence proof through actual available implementations
Legal terms and conditions associated with the submissions
The request was issued by Si2 (Austin, Texas) on behalf of the statistical working group with its Open Modeling Coalition. Si2 requests that submissions be sent to:
9111 Jollyville Road
Austin, TX 78759
Phone: (512) 342-2244
FAX: (512) 342-2037
Attn: N. English / S. DasGupta