The IEEE Design Automation Standards Committee (DASC) is chartered by the IEEE Computer Society Standards Activities Board, and is responsible for the standardization of Design Automation related standards in the IEEE.
The biggest center of interest for DASC has been language based design and verification standards stemming from the key HDL standards VHDL and Verilog. From these have flowed standards for timing, synthesis, math routines, and test.
Currently the emphasis of the group is growing to embrace system level requirements with standards being developed in analog-mixed signal and other extensions driven by these needs.
- Dennis Brophy, Siemens EDA, dennis.brophy@