Open SystemC Initiative Announces DVCon Events

OSCI, an independent non-profit organization dedicated to supporting and advancing SystemC(tm) as an industry-standard language for electronic system-level (ESL) design, announces its major DVCon 2008 events.

OSCI will deliver the tutorial “OSCI TLM-2 in 2008: A Leap Forward for Transaction-Level Modeling” on Tuesday, Feb. 19 from 1:30pm to 5:00pm. To register: (fee required). This tutorial will provide information on the latest OSCI TLM-2 standard as well as presenting public review comments collected by OSCI over the past two months. TLM-2 explicitly addresses the interoperability of memory-mapped bus models at the transaction level, as well as providing a foundation and framework for the transaction-level modeling of other protocols.

The North American SystemC Users Group (NASCUG) will hold its 8th annual meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 19 from 8:30am to 1:00pm. To register: (advance registration required for this free event). NASCUG, one of several international SystemC Users Groups, provides a format for users to learn, interact and discuss modeling and verification using SystemC. For more information and meeting agenda:

OSCI will be on the DVCon show floor, Booth #301. Exhibit hours are 4:30pm to 7:30pm on Feb. 19 and Feb. 20. Register for exhibits free.

The events will be held in conjunction with DVCon 2008 and take place at San Jose’s DoubleTree Hotel.

Worldwide momentum and SystemC adoption is growing. These events demonstrate the strength of OSCI and its dedication to providing mechanisms that allow collaboration and information exchange among members of the SystemC community. Transaction-level modeling (TLM) continues to grow in importance for architectural exploration, performance analysis, building virtual platforms for software development, and functional verification. The December 2007 release of the TLM-2 draft 2 standard from the OSCI TLM Working Group marks the culmination of several years of intensive work, and is a significant step toward making interoperable transaction-level modeling a reality.

About SystemC and OSCI
The Open SystemC(tm) Initiative (OSCI) is an independent, not-for-profit association composed of a broad range of organizations dedicated to supporting and advancing SystemC as an open industry standard for system-level modeling, design and verification. SystemC is a language built in C++ that spans from concept to implementation in hardware and software.