[June 23, 1999] The Electronic Component Information eXchange (ECIX) project has recently published ECIX QuickData Specifications which "enable real-time, business-to-business transactions (queries and responses) to be conducted over the Internet. With these specifications, customers may send the same query to multiple semiconductor manufacturers and receive multiple part information records from each manufacturer. They are designed for the interchange of component information about semiconductor and electronic components based on XML, a proposed standard by the World Wide Web Consortium. In order to enable such business-to-business communications, a Registry of participants standard protocols, and message formats are required. The ECIX QuickData Protocol Specification defines the communication protocols to support such interaction. The ECIX QED Specification defines the specific dictionary and associated constraints that apply for queries and responses for selected component information in support of the "component search and select" phases of product design. There are two ECIX QuickData Specifications, collectively referred to as the QuickData Specifications: (1) The ECIX QuickData (QD) Protocol Specification, and (2) The ECIX Quick Evaluation Data (QED) Specification. The QuickData Protocol Specification has an accompanying XML DTD, and samples are available from the QuickData Web site.
"A Customer Advisory Group (CAB), comprised of Si2 and ECIX member company representatives drives the QuickData Working Group. Ed Hutson of Lucent Technologies is the chair of the CAB. Current representatives active on the CAB are Lucent, Hewlett-Packard, Seagate, Tektronix, Xerox, plus Council companies Hitachi, IBM, Intel, Motorola, Philips Semiconductors, Texas Instruments, and Si2. Si2 member companies are welcome to join this working group as voting members and other companies can provide representation with the approval of Si2 and the WG chair. Contact the WG chair for questions on this standard or for questions regarding this Working Group."
See also: Timing Diagram Markup Language (TDML)