||It has been suggested that this article be merged into Accellera. (Discuss) Proposed since July 2013.|
The SPIRIT Consortium is a group of vendors and users of electronic design automation (EDA) tools, defining standards for the exchange of System-on-a-chip (SoC) design information. The standards defined so far are IP-XACT, an XML schema for vendor-neutral descriptions of design components, and SystemRDL, a language for describing registers in components.
There are four levels of membership in the SPIRIT consortium. The Board of Directors (BoD) is the ruling body. Current members are:
- ARM Holdings
- Cadence Design Systems
- Freescale Semiconductor
- LSI Corporation
- Mentor Graphics
- NXP Semiconductors
- Texas Instruments
Contributing members perform the standardization work and donate time and effort to the production of new specifications.
Reviewing member status is a free membership for companies. These get early access to specifications to facilitate a deep review round of each proposal before it goes public.
Associate member status is similar to a reviewing membership but for academics and other not-for-profit organizations.
- Schemas of The SPIRIT Consortium
- Register description format gets 'Spirit' of standardization, Richard Goering, EE Times (05/21/2007 6:00 AM EDT)
- "EDA Standards Organizations Accellera and The SPIRIT Consortium Announce Plans to Merge", press release, Accellera. June 11, 2009
- Board of Directors
- Contributing Members
- Associate Members
- Reviewing Members
- Spiritconsortium.org, the Spirit Consortium website