Issue No.01 - January/February (1985 vol.2)
John Crawford , Tektronix, Inc.
The need for a standard format for the interchange of electronic design information has become critical. Past efforts to standardizehave failed or have only partially succeeded for a variety of reasons. The proponents of four such efforts formed a committeein late 1983 to cull the best from their previous work and propose a unified format as a standard. The Electronic Design InterchangeFormat, EDIF, initially targets information exchange between designer and foundry. Macro cells, net lists, schematics, layoutinformation, and stimulus/response information can be expressed in EDIF version 1.0. As the original committee continues itsdevelopment activity, several subcommittees of experts address behavioral description, testing, technology, procedural layout,and printed circuit boards.
John Crawford, "EDIF: A Mechanism for the Exchange of Design Information", IEEE Design & Test of Computers, vol.2, no. 1, pp. 63-69, January/February 1985, doi:10.1109/MDT.1985.294686