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For release: 09 Feb 2010

OSCI Celebrates First Annual SystemC Day Monday, Feb. 22 at DVCon

Gary Smith Keynote, Annual User Group Meeting, TLM-2.0 Tutorial, Sponsor Booths Among Show Highlights

WHO: 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, announces its lineup of events at DVCon 2010, most notably the first annual SystemC Day on Monday, Feb. 22. For more information and to register for these events visit:

WHAT/WHEN: OSCI at DVCon, Feb. 22-25, Doubletree Hotel, San Jose, Calif. Exhibit Booth #1002 (Tuesday/Wednesday only)

MONDAY, FEB. 22 - SystemC Day!
8:30am - 7:00pm

OSCI's First Annual SystemC Day, Doubletree Hotel, Oak Ballroom - Free admission with ADVANCE registration at (NOTE: Registered press is welcome to attend all OSCI events throughout DVCon.) Includes keynote presentation by Gary Smith, OSCI Chairman Eric Lish's update, tabletop exhibits by OSCI sponsors, and a complimentary luncheon.

8:30am - Noon
12th North American SystemC Users Group (NASCUG) Meeting. Sessions include technical presentations on architectural modeling, verification, and analog/mixed-signal design using SystemC with an update on transaction-level modeling. Noted EDA analyst and guru Gary Smith will deliver the keynote address, followed by an OSCI update from Eric Lish.

8:30am - 9:00am


9:00am - 9:10am
Welcome, Agenda & NASCUG Introduction
Tor Jeremiassen, Texas Instruments

9:10am - 9:25am
OSCI Update
Eric Lish, OSCI Chairman

9:25am - 10:00am
Keynote: "ESL: Where We're At and Where We're Going"
Gary Smith, Gary Smith EDA, California, USA

10:00am - 10:20am
The Metaport: A Technique for Managing Code Complexity
Jack Donovan, HighIP Design, Texas, USA

10:20am - 10:40am
OCP Modeling Kit: Announcement of Release and Update
Herve Alexanian, Sonics Inc., California, USA

10:40am - 10:50am

10:50am - 11:10am
ADL Synthesis using ArchC
Samuel Goto, Master student at UNICAMP

11:10am - 11:30am
Look Ma, no clocks! Improving Model Performance
David Black, XtremeEDA, Texas, USA

11:30am - 11:50am
TLM-driven Design and Verification Methodology
Brian Bailey, independent consultant

11:50am - 12:00am
Meeting Close and Prize Drawing

OSCI Complimentary Luncheon

10:00am - 2:00pm
Sponsor tabletop exhibits outside of the Oak Ballroom.

1:30pm - 5:00pm
DVCon Tutorial: The OSCI TLM-2.0 Standard and Synthesis Subset. Requires separate DVCon registration and fees. The high-profile expert speakers at this tutorial are: John Aynsley, Doulos; Michael Meredith, Forte Design Systems; and Michael McNamara, Cadence Design Systems, Inc.

Hosted DVCon reception.

Visit OSCI, DVCon Show Booth #1002.
Exhibit Hours:
-- Tuesday, February 23: 2:00pm - 6:30 pm
-- Wednesday, February 24: 2:00pm - 6:30 pm

OSCI GLOBAL EVENT SPONSORS: ARM, Cadence, CoWare, Forte, Mentor Graphics, Synopsys, XtremeEDA

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. For further information about SystemC and OSCI visit

For More Information, Contact:

Jill Jacobs
Public Relations for OSCI
Phone: 408.505.6017
Email Jill Jacobs