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SystemC Community Special Edition Newsletter: December 2009





OSCI Celebrates 10-Year Service to ESL Community

OSCI celebrates its 10th Anniversary this year, a decade marked by a series of standards accomplishments including official IEEE approval of the SystemC language as IEEE Std. 1666-2005(tm) and the release of the OSCI transaction-level modeling standard, TLM-2.0.

As longtime EDA analyst Gary Smith said in 1999, "SystemC will be the ESL design language of the future." Ten years later he provides his perspective on OSCI's important role in creating the standards to drive ESL.

Read more about Gary's perspective and OSCI's technical WG accomplishments.

Industry leaders have joined together to applaud OSCI's decade of leadership. Read what they have to say.


NASCUG 11 Presentations Now Online

Videos of the technical presentations from the 11th North American SystemC Users Group (NASCUG 11), co-located with the 2009 Design Automation Conference (DAC), are now available free of charge to the worldwide electronic design community. These presentations include:

  • A Tool for Assertion-Based Verification of TLM Platforms
    Luca Ferro, TIMA Laboratory (Grenoble), France

  • SystemC-AMS for the Design of Complex Analog/Mixed-signal SoCs
    Karsten Einwich, Fraunhofer IIS/EAS, Germany
  • Modeling a Virtual MPU
    David C Black, XtremeEDA, USA
  • High-speed Packet Router Development in SystemC
    William Gnadt, Lockheed Martin MS2, Syracuse, NY, USA 

Find out more and view the video presentations.

Tutorial: Using TLM-2.0 Extensions for Bus Locking and Snooping
An in-depth tutorial from John Aynsley of Doulos is also featured. A follow-on discussion to the examples-based “TLM-2.0 in Action” video tutorial released earlier this year, the tutorial delves into the finer points of the OSCI TLM 2-0 standard.

Find out more and view the TLM-2.0 Extensions tutorial.


NASCUG 12 Meeting Call for Contributions Is Open

NASCUG 12 will be held February 22, 2010 in San Jose, CA. The meeting is co-located with DVCon.

The half-day event features 20-minute technical and 40-minute "how to" tutorial presentations. Users are invited to submit presentations discussing techniques of design, modeling and verification using SystemC.


  • Abstract Deadline: January 15, 2010
  • Notification: January 27, 2010
  • Final Slides Due: February 12, 2010

Read the full call for contributions and submission guidelines at


See us at Upcoming Events

February 22, 2010
San Jose, CA


  • NASCUG 12 Meeting - 8:30 am - noon
  • Tutorial: "OSCI TLM-2.0 Standard and Synthesis Subset" - 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Co-located with the Design and Verification Conference (DVCon)

Find out more at



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