IEEE P1735 Working Group Meeting of December 15, 2008

Meeting Info

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  • Attending
    • Steven Dovich, Cadence
    • Nitin Khurana, Cadence
    • Michael Smith, Synopsys
    • Dave Graubart, Synopsys
    • Ruchi Tyagi, Cadence
    • Karlton Lau, Xilinx
    • Parminder Gill, Synopsys
    • Bin Dai, Xilinx
    • Hamid Agah, Xilinx

  • Not Attending
    • John Shields, Mentor
    • Dave Clemans, Synopsys
    • Nick Sgoupis, CAST
    • Premduth Vidyanandan, Xilinx
    • William A Hanna, Boeing
    • Meera Srinivasan, Synopsys
    • Syed Huq, Cisco
    • Jim Robinson, Synopsys
    • NSS Subramanian, Cadence
    • David Tran, Synopsys
    • Gary Delp, LSI


  1. Determine Quorum
  2. Patent slides
  3. Approve agenda
  4. Approval of Meeting minutes from 12/8/2008
  5. Action Items Status
  6. Liaison Reports
  7. License Management
  8. Key Management Issues
  9. Other Business
  10. Adjourn



We have 3/4 eligible entities, and have a working quorum.

Patent Policy

The Patent slides were offered for review.

No new claims were disclosed at the call for essential patent claims.

Agenda Approval

Motion by Hamid, seconded by Dave G. Motion is approved.

Previous Minutes

Michael moved and Hamid seconded the approval of the December 8, 2008 minutes. The motion was approved.

Action Item Review

Steven reviewed the open action items.

Liaison Reports

P1800 released draft 8 for review.

License Management

Michael discussed scalability issues and race conditions. Performance of license management is a concern as the number of license features grows. The race condition issue arises because of order of checkout may create a resource deadlock. The working group discussed strategies for transforming concurrent usage schemes into approved user lists (as supported by some licensing vendors), and there are reports of some IP authors who do manage conconcurrent use via licenses.

Key Management Issues

Nitin reviewed the current proposal for key management via certificates to bring everyone up to speed on previous work. He is still working on the set of questions raised in previous meetings.

Other Business

Xilinx wants to ensure that AES-256 is on the recommended required algorithm list.


Motion by Dave G., second by Hamid. Approved by acclamation at 11:01 pm CDT


These minutes were approved at the January 12, 2009 meeting.

-- StevenDovich - 12 Jan 2009

Topic revision: r2 - 2009-01-19 - 15:50:37 - StevenDovich
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