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Two prominent EDA industry standards organizations -- Accellera and the Open SystemC Initiative (OSCI) - announced today (Dec. 5) the completion of their merger under the name "Accellera Systems Initiative." The stage is now set for a unified EDA standards effort that cuts across multiple levels of abstraction, from the SystemC language developed by OSCI to the Verilog, SystemVerilog and VHDL hardware description languages for which Accellera is best known.
The pending merger was announced in June 2011 as a way of uniting front-end IC design standards activities at the systems, software, and RTL levels. It was presented from the start as a merger of equals rather than one organization folding into another. OSCI's five working groups have joined Accellera's seven working groups as equal partners. Shisphal Rawat, Accellera chair before the merger, is the current chair of the Accellera Systems Initiative.
The creation of the Accellera Systems Initiative "creates a single home for front-end EDA and IP standards," said Stan Krolikoski, Accellera Systems Initiative secretary and group director of standards at Cadence. "This will facilitate the exploiting of synergies between standards such as SystemC, UVM and IP-XACT, just to name three, and will also create an infrastructure under which synergistic standards efforts can be done in tight harmony from the beginning."
Synergies and Opportunities
What are some of the possible "synergies" that may arise from the combination of Accellera and OSCI into one organization? The following illustration shows opportunities in three areas:
Synergies and future opportunities. Source: Accellera Systems Initiative
On the organizational level, Krolikoski noted, the Accellera Systems Initiative retains a strong technical chair (Karen Pieper, Tabula), which is not a position that OSCI had. The Accellera Systems Initiative has a Marketing Committee, a capability that OSCI had but Accellera did not. It is chaired by Thomas Li of Springsoft.
The following seven working groups came from Accellera:
The following working groups came from OSCI:
Both OSCI and Accellera targeted eventual IEEE standardization. IEEE working groups supported by the Accellera Systems Initiative include IEEE 1076 (VHDL), IEEE 1800 (SystemVerilog), IEEE 1801 (Unified Power Format), and IEEE 1666 (SystemC).
Further information will be available at the Accellera Systems Initiative web site (site temporarily unavailable until Dec. 6).