Technical Tutorial:
"An Introduction to IEEE 1666-2011, the New SystemC Standard"

2/27/12

The latest version of the IEEE 1666 Standard SystemC Language Reference Manual, published early in 2012, represents the marriage of the SystemC and TLM-2.0 libraries into a single standard, together with some significant improvements to SystemC relevant to both modeling and synthesis. This tutorial is your chance to see the new features of SystemC and TLM-2.0, presented in full now the new standard has been published, including a behind-the-scenes insight into the motivation behind the changes. It also includes examples illustrating the new features in action using the latest version of the OSCI Proof-of-Concept SystemC simulator, which is compliant to the new IEEE standard.

Topics taught in detail include:

In addition, this tutorial provides an introduction to the forthcoming draft Configuration Standard which targets the configuration of SystemC models. Key classes in the standard are described, including parameters, brokers and accessors. The use of the Configuration Standard to perform common tasks such as creating, initializing, updating, monitoring, hiding and locking parameter values are demonstrated.

This tutorial was presented at the Design and Verification Conference (DVCon) 2012 on February 27.

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