OSCI Announces Symposium on Electronic System-Level Design with SystemC

The Open SystemC Initiative (OSCI), an independent non-profit organization dedicated to supporting and advancing SystemC(tm) as an industry-standard language for electronic system-level (ESL) design, announced the 7th Symposium on Electronic System-Level Design with SystemC. Co-located with the Design Automation Conference (DAC), the event is free to industry professionals and the press. 7th Symposium on Electronic System-Level Design with SystemC will take place June 8-9, 2008.

SUNDAY, JUNE 8 NASCUG Meeting, 4:00-7:00pm, Anaheim Hilton
Opening Session/Reception, North American SystemC Users Group (NASCUG) Meeting. NASCUG sessions will include technical presentations ESL and analog/mixed-signal design with SystemC and updates on the new TLM-2.0 standard.

MONDAY, JUNE 9 Lunch Panel, 12:00-2:00pm, Anaheim Convention Center
Lunch Panel: “Real-World Advantages of the OSCI TLM-2.0 Standard for Model Interoperability and IP Reuse.” Moderated by EDN’s Ron Wilson, the panel examines the economic impact of TLM-2.0 on design and productivity. Panelists include Ken Tallo, Director of Virtual Platforms, SoC Enabling Group, Intel; Tauseef Kazi, Principal Engineer, Qualcomm; Prakash Rashinkar, Director of Engineering, Rambus. Lunch is provided with pre-registration.

MONDAY, JUNE 9 TLM-2.0 Workshop, 2:00-5:00pm, Anaheim Convention Center
Workshop: “OSCI TLM-2.0 in 2008 A Leap Forward for Transaction-Level Modeling Standards.” Details of the completed TLM-2.0 standard will be presented along with multiple examples demonstrating TLM-2.0′s effectiveness. Documentation and course materials will be provided with pre-registration.

The events will be held in conjunction with DAC 2008 and take place at Hilton Anaheim (Sunday, June 8), and Anaheim Convention Center (Monday, June 9).

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 release of the TLM-2.0 standard in June marks the culmination of several years of intensive work, and is a significant step toward making interoperable transaction-level modeling a reality. With the introduction of the Analog/Mixed-Signal Extensions for SystemC, OSCI addresses to the need to define a unified and standardized system-level design and modeling language for embedded mixed-signal applications and systems.

SPONSORED BY: ARM, Cadence, CoWare, Doulos, ESLX, Forte, JEDA, Mentor Graphics, Synopsys, Virtutech

About SystemC and OSCI
The Open SystemC 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.