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SystemC Community Newsletter: January 2009


  • Working Group Update: Public Review of the first draft standard proposing SystemC AMS extensions is open until March 31
  • SystemC Events featured at DVCon: Feb 24-26, in San Jose, CA
    • NASCUG meeting features user presentations on SystemC advancements
    • DVCon tutorial presents TLM-2.0 in Action: An Example-Based Approach to Transaction-Level Modeling
    • Visit OSCI at Booth #901


Public Review for AMS Draft 1 Standard Begins

OSCI recently released the first draft standard proposing SystemC AMS extensions. SystemC AMS extensions enable system-level design and modeling of Analog/Mixed-Signal systems by defining additional language constructs and execution semantics for efficient simulation of discrete- and continuous-time behavior. The AMS draft 1 standard is available for download under open-source license at no cost to users. The kit includes the AMS draft language reference manual (LRM), the requirements specification, a whitepaper, and a first example showing the basic capabilities of the AMS extensions.

The SystemC community is encouraged to provide feedback by March 31, 2009 at

Read the recent AMS update by Martin Barnasconi, AMS WG Chair



SystemC Advancements Featured at DVCon

DVCon 2009
February 24-26 - San Jose, CA   

  North American SystemC Users Group
10th NASCUG Meeting

Co-located with DVCon
Tuesday, Feb 24, 8:30 am to 12:00 pm

Register at:

The North American SystemC Users Group (NASCUG) provides a unique forum for sharing SystemC experiences among business, research and universities, while influencing the growth and evolution of SystemC standards.

Topics include:

  • Architectural Modeling with SystemC
  • Transaction-Level Modeling and TLM-2.0
  • SystemC Analog/Mixed-signal (AMS) extensions
  • Verification Techniques using SystemC

NASCUG is free to industry professionals.

To find out more and for agenda updates, visit

  DVCon Tutorial

"TLM-2.0 in Action: An Example-based Approach to Transaction-level Modeling and the New World of Model Interoperability"

Tuesday, Feb 24
1:30 pm to 5:00 pm

Register at: ($50 fee required)

The June 2008 adoption of TLM-2.0 as an OSCI standard marks the culmination of several years of intensive work. Significant effort has been invested in developing examples to describe and demonstrate the draft standard's content. This tutorial will present the details of TLM-2.0 using an examples-based approach and how to get the most value out of using the standard. The examples demonstrate the modeling styles, as well as integration of legacy models based on TLM-1 interfaces, which are fully preserved in TLM-2.0.

For the complete abstract and to register, visit:

  Booth #901 at DVCon 2009
Exhibit Hours:
      Tuesday, February 24: 2:00-6:30 pm
      Wednesday, February 25: 1:00 - 6:30 pm


See us at Upcoming Events

OSCI will be hosting user group meetings and other activities at these upcoming industry events.

  • July 26 -31 - Design Automation Conference (DAC) 2009
    San Francisco, CA
    See in March for details



If you have questions or need assistance, please contact:

Jill Jacobs

Copyright 2009 Open SystemC Initiative