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Sponsoring Society and Committee: IEEE Computer Society/ Design Automation (C/DA)

Title: Standard for IP-XACT, Standard Structure for Packaging, Integrating, and Reusing IP within Tool Flows

Scope: 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.

WG Officers

Erwin de Kock,

Vice Chair
Jean-Michel Fernandez,

Richard Weber,

IEEE Program Manager
Vanessa Lalitte,