VHDL-2017 – Time to Ballot …

February 24, 2017 in VHDL in general

The IEEE P1076 VHDL Standards Working Group has been busy preparing VHDL-2017. It is almost ready. As we are wrapping up, it is time for the VHDL community to prepare to ballot (aka vote). Balloting on the standard will be done some time between May and July.

If you are a member of the VHDL community, it is time to get ready to vote.

Voting is done through IEEE. Directions are below. You have until March 15 to enroll in the ballot pool.

Best Regards,
Jim Lewis
IEEE P1076 WG Chair


The IEEE Computer Society invites you to participate in the ballot for:

IEEE 1076: Standard for VHDL Language Reference Manual


If you are not an IEEE SA Member:

You can either enroll in a single ballot by paying a per ballot fee or you can join the IEEE SA by choosing an option link below. Joining the IEEE SA entitles you to participate in as many sponsor ballots as you like for the year.

OPTION 1 – I am already an IEEE Member and I want to add Standards Association Membership. Go to: http://www.ieee.org/membership_services/index.html

OPTION 2 – I am not an IEEE Member but would like to enroll in both IEEE and IEEE Standards Association. Go to: http://www.ieee.org/membership_services/membership/join/index.html

OPTION 3 – I am not interested in becoming an IEEE Member, however I would like to enroll as a Standards Association Member only. Go to: http://standards.ieee.org/sa-mem/join.html

If you are an IEEE-SA member:

Go directly to:


Or, follow this process:

1. Log onto myProject; click the link for myBallot.

2. Click the link for myBallot (if applicable); click the link for “Show/Join Open Ballot Invitations”: https://development.standards.ieee.org/my-site/open-ballot-invitations

3. Scroll down until you find the open ballot group of interest to you; then scroll over to the right margin and click “join” under the “Actions” column.

4. Enter or select an affiliation from the drop down menu (appearing as you key in your affiliation in the Organization window), select your classification category, and click “OK” at the bottom of the screen. You will receive an on-screen confirmation that you successfully joined the group.




Balloting group members have an obligation to respond during the balloting period; failure to return a ballot may disqualify the balloter from participation in future balloting groups.

Once the document is ready to be balloted, you will receive notification via email. You will typically have 30 days to review the document and return the ballot with your vote. By agreeing to participate in this ballot you have an *obligation* to respond. Failure to return a completed ballot may disqualify you from participating in future ballots.

Thank you for your interest in this ballot.

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