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Peggy Aycinena
Peggy Aycinena
Peggy Aycinena is a freelance journalist and Editor of EDA Confidential at www.aycinena.com. She can be reached at peggy at aycinena dot com.

Pop Quiz: The Standards Game

 
February 17th, 2012 by Peggy Aycinena

Here’s your February Pop Quiz.

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1 – DVCon 2012 starts on February 27th. The conference was first held in _____.

a) 1989
b) 1995
c) 1998
d) 2003

2 – The IEEE Standards Association [IEEE-SA] oversees approximately _____ standards and _____ standards under development.

a) 500, 900
b) 800, 600
c) 900, 500
d) 700, 900

3 - The IEEE Standard associated with VHDL is _____.

a) IEEE Std 1064
b) IEEE Std 1076
c) IEEE Std 1164
d) IEEE Std 1176

4 – Accellera merged with _____ in 2011.

a) VSIA
b) OSCI
c) OCP-IP
d) OVI

5 – DVCon is managed by MP Associates, the same group that manages _____.

a) ICCAD
b) DesignCon
c) Semicon
d) ISQED

6 – The 2007 General Chair of DVCon was _____.

a) Tom Fitzpatrick
b) Stephen Bailey
c) Shankar Hemmady
d) Gabe Moretti

7 – SystemVerilog was donated to Accellera in _____.

a) 2000
b) 2001
c) 2002
d) 2003

8 – Which EDA Thought Leader has not moderated a panel at DVCon? _____

a) Paul McLellan
b) Richard Goering
c) Kathryn Kranen
d) Cliff Cummings

9 – The IEEE Standard associated with Verilog is _____.

a) IEEE Std 1363
b) IEEE Std 1364
c) IEEE Std 1365
d) IEEE Std 1366

10 – Brian Bailey wrote a book in 2007, with this title and these co-authors: _____

a) ESL Design and Verification, with Grant Martin & Andrew Piziali
b) CMOS VLSI Design: A Circuits & Systems Perspective, with Neil Weste & David Harris
c) Essential EDA, with Mark Birnbaum
d) Power Aware Design Methodologies, with Massoud Pedram & Jan Rabaey

11 – The IEEE Standard associated with SystemC is ____.

a) IEEE Std 1662
b) IEEE Std 1664
c) IEEE Std 1666
d) IEEE Std 1668

12 – JL Gray is moderating the Industry Leaders panel at DVCon on February 28th. JL is VP of engineering at ____.

a) VeriSign
b) Veritools
c) VeriBest
d) Verilab

13 – Which statement in the following list is false? _____

a) UPF was developed by Synopsys and Mentor Graphics.
b) CPF was developed by Cadence and Magma.
c) UPF was proposed as an IEEE Standard.
d) Si2 supports CPF.

14 – DVCon 2012 has an Exhibit Hall that’s open ____.

a) Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday.
b) Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday.
c) Wednesday, Thursday.
d) Tuesday, Wednesday

15 – NASCUG stands for ____.

a) NASCAR User Group
b) North American Systems Control User Group
c) North American SystemC User Group
d) National Affiliation of Synopsys & Cadence User Groups

16 – Aart de Geus will keynote at DVCon 2012 on February 29th. Who gave the DVCon keynote in 2005? _____

a) Ray Bingham
b) Mike Fister
c) Wally Rhines
d) Lip-Bu Tan

17 – The IEEE Standard associated with SystemVerilog is ____.

a) IEEE Std 1600
b) IEEE Std 1700
c) IEEE Std 1800
d) IEEE Std 1900

18 –  OVI merged with VHDL International in _____.

a) 1998
b) 1999
c) 2000
d) 2001

19 – John Cooley moderated a DVCon panel in 2008. Who did not participate on that panel? _____

a) Brett Cline
b) Gary Smith
c) Ted Vucurevich
d) Rajeev Madhavan

20 – Which statement in the following list is false? _____

a) UVM is based on OVM.
b) It is easy to convert old OVM code to UVM code.
c) UVM was developed jointly by Synopsys and Cadence.
d) Accellera’s VIP/TSC developed OVM.

21 – The DVCon 2012 Exhibit Hall will showcase approximately _____ companies on February 28th and 29th.

a) 20
b) 40
c) 30
d) 60

22 – Which one of the following statements regarding Karen Bartleson is false? _____

a) DVCon 2012 marks the third time Karen will have been General Chair of DVCon.
b) Karen is President-elect of the IEEE Standards Association.
c) The first Twitter Tower Karen supervised at DAC 2009 was 12′ high.
d) Karen writes a blog entitled, The Standards Game.

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20 – 22 correct answers = Master
16 – 20 correct answers = Knight
10 – 15 correct answers = Squire
00 – 10 correct answers = Be very afraid

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One Response to “Pop Quiz: The Standards Game”

  1. Karen says:

    Fun quiz! It’s a good thing I’m a Master, else I’d be very embarrassed (and very afraid). :)

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