SystemC Users Group Survey

The report, “SystemC Users Group Survey Data Trends Report, April 2007,” analyzes user survey data from recent SystemC industry events to illustrate the key trends in user awareness, learning, and application of the SystemC language since it became an IEEE standard in December 2005. Below are some highlights from the survey:

World-Wide SystemC Usage
  2003 2004 2005 2006 2007
Used 40.2% 51.7% 57.5% 61.6% 60.9%
Under Consideration 58.3% 47.9% 38.8% 31.8% 31.1%
Not Planned 1.5% 0.3% 3.7% 6.6% 8.1%

World-wide SystemC Project Experience
  2004 2005 2006 2007
10 or more designs 6.0% 14.4% 15.8%
1 or more designs 40.4% 22.1% 38.3% 37.7%
Next Project 18.9% 43.9% 28.2% 30.7%
Next 2-3 years 23.8% 21.2% 14.0% 13.2%
Using another Language 16.8% 6.8% 5.1% 2.6%

World-Wide SystemC TLM Use-Model
  2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007
Virtual Platforms for Software Development 5.3% 7.2% 11.8% 16.9% 21.2% 26.3%
Specification and Algorithm Design 37.7% 32.8% 28.8% 18.8% 26.1% 17.4%
System-Level Modeling and Platform Architecture 41.9% 47.9% 49.0% 46.7% 32.3% 31.7%
Reference Model for Functional Verification 12.4% 10.2% 9.4% 17.3% 18.9% 23.9%
Others 2.7% 1.8% 1.0% 0.3% 1.5% 0.8%

2007 JSCUG SystemC Abstraction Level
Untimed Algorithmic Level 25.4%
Transaction Level (Detail in next table) 40.3%
RTL 32.1%
Others 2.2%

Transaction Level Detail (for previous table)
PV 31.5%
PVT 33.3%
CA (Cycle Accurate) 35.2%

End Product Markets
  2003 2004 2005 2006 2007
Microprocessor/DSP 18.9% 16.0% 13.1% 10.5% 14.7%
Computer, Peripheral 22.9% 21.6% 18.5% 24.2% 19.0%
Wired Network 11.2% 5.2% 5.8% 4.8% 5.2%
Wireless Network 13.1% 10.4% 13.1% 7.3% 6.9%
Multimedia 25.6% 34.2% 33.8% 37.9% 31.9%
Automotive 1.9% 3.0% 3.8% 4.0% 4.3%
Others 6.4% 9.7% 11.9% 11.3% 18.1%

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