JAMES D. MASTERS,
senior CAD engineer at Intel,
discusses advanced track
modeling in the
Si2 OpenAccess database.
OpenAccess Membership Required Documents
First: For access to current OpenAccess and oaScript (and other extensions) source code, the member must join the OpenAccess Coalition.
OpenAccess Membership agreement: OAC_Generic_Membership_Agreement.pdf
Second: Use of OpenAccess requires the OpenAccess–Internal Use and Distribution License V 4.0 Oct. 1, 2004.
Third: Use of Si2 OpenAccess Scripting Interface requires the ESG (Extensions Steering Group) OpenAccess ESG License v2.0 (January 31, 2013)si2_esg_license_v2_0_01-31-2013
Paul Stabler, senior engineering manager in the IBM EDA organization, has been elected chairman of Si2 OpenAccess Coalition for 2017. He replaces Rudy Albachten of Intel, who assumes an advisory role as vice chairman.
The OAC board oversees operational decisions for OpenAccess, the world’s most widely used, open-reference database with its own supporting standard API.
A 35-year IBM veteran, Stabler currently manages clocking, design for manufacturing, and integration tools and methodology. He has been an OAC volunteer for five years.
Nicolas Williams of Mentor Graphics has been elected to the Si2 Extensions Steering Group. The ESG determines which Si2 OpenAccess Coalition extensions become OAC working groups and move forward for possible industry standardization. At Mentor, Nicolas is responsible for specifying and leading product direction of Tanner tools for analog, RF and MEMS devices. He also leads PDK conversions efforts for Tanner tools and works closely with customers to develop application specific EDA solutions.
Si2 is a research and development joint venture that provides collaborative research and development leading to accelerated interoperability solutions and standards for integrated circuit design.
Jeshairaj Thakaria is the newest member of the Si2 University Partner Network. The network connects qualified engineering student-partners to their future employers in a program that offers real-world, electronic design automation job experience.
A graduate student at the University of Florida Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, Jeshairaj is majoring in digital and mixed signal IC design. His work for Si2 focuses on redeveloping the oaDebug tool set, which gives developers insight into the Si2 OpenAccess database during the development process. oaDebug and oaDiff are the primary products used to develop OpenAccess applications.
For more information on the Si2 University Partner Network visit http://www.si2.org/si2-eda-university-partner-network/
Si2 OpenAccess Member
Santa Clara, Calif.
Chengdu Higon Integrated Circuit Design Co., Ltd.
DXCorr Design, Inc.
Si2 Base Member
Savarti Company Limited
Matthew Wheaton, a software engineering professional whose experience includes more than 12 years at IBM, has joined Si2 as a senior programmer. His first responsibility is to take the lead on system builds and membership support of the Si2 OpenAccess database and scripting extensions, including oaScript.
While at IBM, Wheaton specialized in build, test, and delivery of EDA tools before moving into Front End tool development and management of the primitives library.
He has already built and configured a number of Linux hosts to compile oaScript and oaxPop, which were used to deliver the latest oaScript update (v.3.3).
A native of New England, Wheaton has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Computer Science from Western Connecticut State University.
As the co-chair of the Si2 OpenAccess Change Team, Gregory Schaeffer will attest that change in the technical standards world, though critical, is anything but easy.
Schaeffer is a senior software engineer at IBM, his only employer since earning an MS in Computer Science from Case Western University.
A native of Elizabethtown, Pa., Schaeffer said his biggest challenge is addressing divergent interests of Change Team members. “We have 12 people on our team, and require a two-thirds vote to adopt changes. Some members want to focus on improving mature standards while others see the need to move more quickly into new standards for emerging technologies.”
It’s a tenuous balancing act that he confronts with co-chair Michaela Guiney of Cadence Design Systems
Schaeffer joined the Change Team last year and sees the personal and professional benefits of participation. “IBM sees value on external visibility at this level. Plus, it’s fun getting to know people who share some of the same technical challenges.