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For release: 25 May 2011

Users Share Insights on System-level Modeling, Design, and Verification of Embedded Systems at the Design Automation Conference in San Diego, CA

Analog Mixed-Signal Workshop, June 5 and North American SystemC Users Meeting, June 6 Explore Interrelated Challenges for Hardware and Software Designers

WHO: The Open SystemC Initiative (OSCI), an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to supporting and advancing SystemC as an industry-standard language for electronic system-level (ESL) design, announces events to be held during the 2011 Design Automation Conference (DAC) in San Diego, Calif.


Members of OSCI's Analog Mixed-Signal (AMS) Working Group will conduct a workshop at DAC on June 5, from 10:00AM-6:00PM. The workshop will explain the power of SystemC AMS extensions and will bring hands-on experience to show how to efficiently use SystemC AMS for mixed-signal, system-level design and verification tasks. This is an official DAC workshop and DAC registration is required. Find out more and register:

Monday, June 6

8:30 - 9:00 AM
Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00 - 9:15 AM
Welcome, Agenda & NASCUG Introduction
Tor Jeremiassen, Texas Instruments, USA

9:15 - 9:30 AM
OSCI Update
Stan Krolikoski, Open SystemC Initiative, USA

9:30 - 9:55 AM
SystemC IP Generation from Graphics and Verification with a UVM System Verilog Testbench
Laurent Isenegger, CoFluent Design, USA

9:55 - 10:20AM
Verification Closure of SystemC Designs with Functional Coverage
Christoph Kuznik, University of Paderborn, Germany

10:20 - 10:30AM

10:30 - 10:55AM
Standard Methodology for Configuration, Control & Inspection of Models
Girish Verma, CircuitSutra Technologies Pvt Ltd, India

10:55 - 11:20AM
Software Verification, Analysis and Profiling on SystemC TLM-2.0 Virtual Platforms
Simon Davidmann, Imperas Software Ltd, England

11:20 - 11:45AM
TLM-2.0: Miracle Cure or Snake Oil?
David Black, XtremeEDA Corp, USA

11:45AM - NOON
Meeting Close and Prize Drawing

View presentation abstracts and find out more about NASCUG at

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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. 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