[ibis-macro] IBIS-ATM teleconference - Agenda for 11/19/2013

  • From: Mike LaBonte <mike@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: ibis-macro@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 18 Nov 2013 12:58:51 -0500


Time:  Tuesday, November 19 at Noon US Pacific Time


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1) Opens

2) Call for any related patent disclosures

3) Review of ARs:
   - No new ARs
   - Old ARs:
- Arpad: Review the documentation (annotation) in the macro libraries.
        - deferred until a demand arises or we have nothing else to do

4) Roll call

5) Decide IBIS component vs. EBD/EMD direction (All)
    - what should be the definition of IBIS [Component]?
      - full device including package
      - bare die only, but including on-die interconnect
      - bare buffer, no package, no on-die interconnect
      - should joins/splits be supported in package?
      - should joins/splits be supported on die?
      - should stacked die be supported (identical dice)?
      - should supply die pads be supported?
      - should MCM be supported (multiple difference dice)
    - what should be the definition of EBD/EMD?
    - should package and on-die models use EMD-like syntax or BIRD 125/145
    - etc...

6) BIRD 147  Back-channel support (Ambrish)
    - update, questions, comments?

7) BIRD 128  Allow AMI_parameters_out to pass AMI_parameters_in
             data on calls to AMI_GetWave (Walter)
    - update, questions, comments?

8) BIRD 157  Parameterize [Driver Schedule] (Arpad)
   - discussion

9) Info, Out, InOut BIRD (Arpad)
    - latest wording includes "in order to be compliant with this
      specification, Model_Specific parameters ... must not ...",
      and omits the word "simulation" so it's meaning doesn't have
      to be defined
    - questions/comments/discussion?

10) DLL error trapping and return codes (Greg Edlund)
    - address the nasty condition where the DLL and tool crash
      without a trace.  The EDA vendor says, "I can't help you
      because I can't see inside the model."  The model vendor
      says, "I can't help you because I don't own that tool."
      The user is left with a non-functional model.

11) What is the purpose of the specification?  Describe the syntax
    and rules of the syntax, or tell the reader how to make models?
    - questions/comments/discussion?

Tabled topics:

PAM4 BIRD (Walter)

Upcoming meeting schedule:
   November 26  OK
   December 3   OK
   December 10  OK
   December 17  OK
   December 24  (Holiday)
   December 30  (Holiday)
   January 7    OK

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