BEAVERTON, Ore.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—August 28, 2007— OCP-IP and the NEXUS 5001(TM) Forum jointly announce a collaboration agreement that will allow more rapid creation of debug solutions. Collaboration will ensure an improved and more integrated on-chip debug tools solution for SoC, S/W and IP. By working together, Nexus and OCP-IP will enable their respective members to develop aligned and more unified end to end debug solutions.
OCP-IP sponsors an active Debug Working Group focused on problems
and approaches related to improving standards based multi-core debug.
The Debug working group has recently announced the availability of a
white paper discussing a standardized Debug Interface Socket and
OCP-bus compliant debug interfaces for IP blocks and cores to support
on-chip core, multicore, and systems analysis and debug needs for
software, hardware, and mixed SoC prototyping. The OCP-IP Debug
strategy will be compatible with complementary industry standards
efforts, with initial focus on JTAG (IEEE1149.1) and Nexus (IEEE-ISTO
"Nexus members include many of the leading companies in the areas
of embedded systems debug, many of whom are also members of OCP-IP,"
said Ian Mackintosh, president OCP-IP. "By collaborating with the
Nexus 5001(TM) Forum, we ensure that the work of both groups remains
compatible and complimentary in progressing to provide cohesive and
complete, end to end debug solutions."
The Nexus 5001(TM) Forum was created in 1999 and is focused upon
on-chip debug solutions based on the IEEE-ISTO 5001(TM), the Nexus
5001(TM) Standard for a Global Embedded Processor Debug Interface.
Nexus based solutions provide a standard for high performance
real-time multi-core debug, trace, calibration, rapid prototyping and
on-chip analysis that has been proven in chip designs by several
member companies on multiple architectures.
"By coordinating the Nexus and OCP-IP debug activities, customers
will see improved core debug interfaces and new debug features that
leverage the OCP-IP Debug Interface Socket and Nexus' high performance
interface standards," said Dr. Neal Stollon, President of HDL
Dynamics, which has been involved with both groups and is developing
debug solutions based on both the OCP-IP Debug Interface Socket and
the Nexus interface.
To download a copy of the OCP-IP debug white paper, visit
Whitepaper_3_26_2007.pdf. (Due to its length, this URL may need to be
copied/pasted into your Internet browser's address field. Remove the
extra space if one exists.)
To download a copy of the Nexus white paper and specification,
The OCP International Partnership Association, Inc. (OCP-IP),
formed in 2001, promotes and supports the Open Core Protocol (OCP) as
the complete socket standard ensuring rapid creation and integration
of interoperable virtual components. OCP-IP's Governing Steering
Committee participants include: Nokia (NYSE:NOK), Texas Instruments
(NYSE:TXN), Toshiba Semiconductor Group (including Toshiba America
TAEC), and Sonics. OCP-IP is a non-profit corporation delivering the
first fully supported, openly licensed, core-centric protocol
comprehensively fulfilling system-level integration requirements. The
OCP facilitates IP core reusability and reduces design time, risk, and
manufacturing costs for SoC designs. For additional background and
membership information, visit www.OCPIP.org.
About Nexus 5001(TM) Forum
The Nexus 5001(TM) Forum was formed in 1999 and its membership
spans the semiconductor, development tools and automotive electronics
industries. Although the Forum initially focused on the stringent
requirements of microprocessor debug tools for automotive powertrain
applications, its overall goal is to enable the improved development
of state-of-the-art, easy-to-use, high-performance processor and SoC
analysis architectures and tools. The Nexus 5001(TM) Forum is a
program of the IEEE Industry Standards and Technology Organization
(IEEE-ISTO). For additional background and membership information,
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