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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.

Coordinator

Bull SA
Address
Tour Bull 1 Place Carpeaux
92800 Puteaux
France

Participants (20)

Alcatel TITN
France
Address
Avenue Du Quebec Za Courtaboeuf
91946 Les Ulis
CCLRC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL)
United Kingdom
Address
Chilton
OX11 0QX Didcot
Fernuniversität Gesamthochschule Hagen
Germany
Address
Feithstraße 140
58097 Hagen
Gesellschaft für Mathematik und Datenverarbeitung mbH
Germany
Address
Schloß Birlinghoven
53754 Sankt Augustin
Gesellschaft für Mathematik und Datenverarbeitung mbH
Germany
Address
Schloss Birlinghoven
53757 Sankt Augustin
INSTITUTO DE ENGENHARIA DE SISTEMAS E COMPUTADORES
Portugal
Address
Apartado 10105, Rua Alves Redol, 9
1017 Lisboa
Institut Méditerranéen de Technologie
France
Address
Avenue Grand Pre
13009 Marseille
Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble
France
Address
46 Avenue Félix Viallet
38031 Grenoble
International Computers Ltd (ICL)
United Kingdom
Address
Icl House 1 High Street
SW15 1SW London
LEDA
France
Address
Batiment C Iiriam
13013 Marseille
PHILIPS DUPONT OPTICAL
Netherlands
Address
Building Hkj, 218
5600 MD Eindhoven
Racal Redac Systems Ltd
United Kingdom
Address
Green Lane
GL20 8HE Tewkesbury
SGS THOMSON MICROELECTRONICS SA
France
Address
7 Avenue Gallieni
92253 Gentilly
Siemens AG
Germany
Address
Otto-hahn-ring 6
81739 München
Siemens Nixdorf Informationssysteme AG
Germany
Address
Pontanusstraße 55
33102 Paderborn
Thomson CSF
France
Address
Domaine De Corbeville
91404 Orsay
Thomson Microelectronics Srl (SGS)
Italy
Address
Via Carlo Olivetti
20041 Agrate Brianza Milano
Thomson Sintra SA
France
Address
53 Chemin Des Travails
06801 Cagnes-sur-mer
UNIVERSITAET - GESAMTHOCHSCHULE PADERBORN
Germany
Address
Warburger Strasse 100
33098 Paderborn
University of Manchester
United Kingdom
Address
Oxford Road
M13 9PL Manchester