Through a TLM-2.0 transactor adapter, EVE’s ZeBu fast emulation platforms now support the Transaction-Level Modeling Standard (TLM)-2.0, the Open SystemC Initiative (OSCI) interface standard for SystemC model interoperability and reuse. TLM-2.0 support gives software developers and hardware verification teams an interoperable way to map their SoC development environments to EVE’s emulators. It ties both ESL virtual platforms and simulation environments more closely to ZeBu and to each other, providing a standards-based methodology to reuse components for software development, hardware verification and hardware/software co-verification.
The Open SystemC Initiative (OSCI) announced the annual European SystemC User Group (ESCUG) meeting. ESCUG will take place Tuesday, March 9, 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm. The meeting will be co-located with the Design, Automation & Test in Europe (DATE) Conference. The event is free to industry professionals and the media. The Open SystemC Initiative (OSCI) is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to supporting and advancing SystemC as an industry-standard language for electronic system-level (ESL) design.
The Open Virtual Platforms (OVP) initiative released a reference virtual platform of the ARM Integrator development board using OSCI SystemC TLM-2.0 C++. The virtual platform includes all the models needed for the virtual platform to enable users to run Linux. The virtual platform can be executed either in the OVP simulator (OVPsim), or in a SystemC/TLM-2.0 simulation environment using any of the industry SystemC/TLM-2.0 simulators. The virtual platform and all models are free and available as open source.
The European SystemC User Group (ESCUG) will host a meeting on December 1, 2009 in Grenoble, France. For the first time, the meeting will be co-located with IP-ESC 2009 (IP-Embedded Systems Conference), which is a technical conference focused on intellectual property (IP) based system-on-chip (SoC) design. SystemC continues to grow in importance for architectural exploration, performance analysis, building virtual platforms for software development, and functional verification.
The Open SystemC Initiative (OSCI) announced that the Taiwan SystemC Users Group (TSCUG) will host a forum on November 16 (1:00-5:30 PM) at the Ambassador Hotel (188, Chung Hwa Road, Section 2, Hsinchu, Taiwan). The event is free of charge to the electronic design community. The first-ever TSCUG forum features presentations from industry experts and academia who will discuss ESL design today and best practices moving forward.
The Open SystemC Initiative (OSCI) released the draft 1.3 standard of the SystemC Synthesis Subset. The Synthesis Subset Draft 1.3 standard is intended for use by logic designers, electronic engineers, and design automation tool developers. It describes a standard syntax and semantics for SystemC synthesis. The Synthesis Subset Draft 1.3 standard is available for download under open-source license.