Virtutech to Discuss Electronic System Level Interoperability

Virtutech, Inc., the leader in virtualized software development (VSD) solutions for electronic systems, announced that principal technology specialist Ross Dickson will participate in a panel discussion entitled “ESL Interoperability – Are we there yet now that TLM-2 is out?” The discussion will take place during The International Conference on Hardware-Software Codesign and System Synthesis (CODES+ISSS), October 19-24, 2008 at The Hyatt Regency in Atlanta, Georgia. CODES+ISSS is part of the 2008 Embedded Systems Week.

The discussion will focus on how TLM-2 from OSCI, the most recent draft standard for transaction-level modeling further increases tool interoperability for virtual platforms containing memory-mapped busses and on-chip communication networks. In addition, the panel will discuss how OSCI provides an essential framework needed for model exchange within companies and across the intellectual property (IP) supply chain as well as the future of ESL interoperability.

“The new TLM-2 standard defines the framework for building environments for architectural exploration, performance analysis and the creation of virtual platforms for software development,” said Ross Dickson, principal technology specialist at Virtutech. “These systems require coherent standards such as TLM-2 because of their complexity. This is a big step towards establishing a system-level modeling, design and verification ecosystem.”

In June, Virtutech announced the Simics SystemC Bridge, a new interface that enables unmodified SystemC[tm]-based devices to leverage the Virtutech Simics® virtual software development (VSD) platform for full-system development. The new Simics interface provides SystemC-based devices with a scalable, top-down development environment for demanding, high performance product development. By providing a Bridge with Simics, which is the fastest commercial TLM-based simulation system on the market, Virtutech enables OEMs to expand their use of virtual platforms in the area of full system and software development while leveraging legacy, unmodified SystemC models.

Session Details:

Ross Dickson, principal technology specialist at Virtutech, Inc.
Panel Discussion: ESL Interoperability – Are we there yet now that TLM-2 is out?
The International Conference on Hardware-Software Codesign and System Synthesis, at The Hyatt Regency in Atlanta, Georgia (Room: International Ballroom).
Monday, October 20, 2008 from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. EDT

About Virtutech
Virtutech, Inc. is the leader in product development process improvement through virtualized software development (VSD). Virtutech Simics® allows for a revolutionary change in the product development process at a full system level rather than a component level and is the only commercial solution that delivers the four most important criteria for successful deployment of hardware virtualization in the electronics equipment development process: speed, scalability, model availability, and control. Simics customers report reduced time to market, better project risk management, lower capital expenditure, product development cost and maintenance as well as increased quality and individual productivity. Virtutech serves the needs of the world’s leading OEMs in the high-performance computing, aerospace and defense, telecommunications, networking and semiconductor industries. Customers include Cisco, Ericsson, Freescale Semiconductor, GE Avionics, Honeywell, IBM, Lockheed Martin, Nortel, Northrop Grumman, MontaVista Software and Wind River. Virtutech is an active participant in organizations to drive adoption of VSD such as ARM Connected Community, Eclipse.org, IBM PartnerWorld, Power.org, OSCI and Spirit Consortium. Virtutech is headquartered in San Jose, Calif.