Conformance checks for eXtensible Markup Language (XML) data designed to describe electronic systems are formulated by this standard. The meta-data forms that are standardized include components, systems, bus interfaces and connections, abstractions of those buses, and details of the components including address maps, register and field descriptions, and file set descriptions for use in automating design, verification, documentation, and use flows for electronic systems. A set of XML schemas of the form described by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C(R)) and a set of semantic consistency rules (SCRs) are included. A generator interface that is portable across tool environments is provided. The specified combination of methodology-independent meta-data and the tool-independent mechanism for accessing that data provides for portability of design data, design methodologies, and environment implementations. (The PDF of this standard is available in the GETIEEE program. The "IEEE Get Program" grants public access to view and download individual PDFs of select standards at no charge. Visit https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/browse/standards/get-program/page for details.)
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Standard for IP-XACT, Standard Structure for Packaging, Integrating, and Reusing IP within Tool Flows
This standard describes an eXtensible Markup Language (XML) schema for meta-data documenting intellectual property (IP) used in the development, implementation, and verification of electronic systems. This schema provides both a standard method to document IP that is compatible with automated integration techniques and a standard method (generators) for linking tools into a system development framework, enabling a more flexible, optimized development environment. Tools compliant with this standard are able to interpret, configure, integrate, and manipulate IP blocks that comply with the IP meta-data description. The standard is independent of any specific design processes. It does not cover behavioral characteristics of the IP that are not relevant to integration.