The SPIRIT Consortium is a group of vendors and users of electronic design automation (EDA) tools, defining standards for the exchange of 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. In June 2009 it was announced that SPIRIT will merge with another EDA standards organization, Accellera.
There are four levels of membership in the SPIRIT consortium. The Board of Directors (BoD) is the ruling body. Current members are:
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.
Spiritconsortium.org, the Spirit Consortium website
^ Schemas of The SPIRIT Consortium