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European CAD Integration Project

Objective

ECIP investigated the area of data exchange and infrastructure standards with the objective of defining and promoting standards within the European electronic design automation (EDA) industry.
The project investigated the area of data exchange and infrastructure standards with the objective of defining and promoting standards within the European electronic design automation (EDA) industry. The ability to readily interchange data and computer aided design (CAD) tools between companies is a key area for bringing into practice many of the benefits of collaborative tool development in Europe, and for making available the results to the wider European information technology (IT) community. The final goal of the project is the definition of a multilayered open model for CAD systems with recommendations for rules or standards at each level.
The project aims to promote the use of EDA standards within the European Community and to reinforce the role of Europe in global standardization bodies. The goals for the current phase of work to monitor Europe's strategy for the industrial exploitation of EDA standards and to become, with the respect to EDA standards:
the leading coordination body for the involvement of Europe;
the main European communication platform;
the primary European competence centre;
a services supplier for the profitable use of EDA standards by the relevant user communities.

The project is also addressing the standardization of high level description languages and the provision of objective ways of measuring the performances of CAD modules. The work on CAD frameworks is being greatly expanded to cover user, database and data interchange interfaces. In all cases, tools to implement and check the recommended standards will be provided and these recommendations will be validated in real design environments.
The ability to readily interchange data and CAD tools between companies is a key area for bringing into practice many of the benefits of collaborative tool development in Europe, and for making available the results of ESPRIT to the wider European IT community. The final goal of ECIP was the definition of a multilayered open model for CAD systems with recommendations for rules or standards at each level.

The ECIP project aimed to promote the use of EDA standards within the European Community and to reinforce the role of Europe in global standardisation bodies. The goals were to monitor Europe's strategy for the industrial exploitation of EDA standards and to become:

- the leading coordination body for the involvement of Europe in the area of EDA standards
- the main European communication platform in the area of EDA standards
- the primary European competence centre in the area of EDA standards
- a services supplier for the profitable use of EDA standards by the relevant user communities.

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Coordinator

Bull SA
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Tour Bull 1 place Carpeaux
92800 Puteaux
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