SOURCE: Open SystemC Initiative

Open SystemC Initiative

February 17, 2011 10:53 ET

SystemC Day 2011 Slated for Feb 28 in San Jose, CA

Co-Located With DVCon, Highlights Include Keynote by Jim Hogan, Technical User Presentations, and Tutorial: "Software-Driven Verification Using TLM-2.0 Virtual Platforms"

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - February 17, 2011) -

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 its lineup of events at the 2011 Design and Verification Conference (DVCon), most notably the 2011 SystemC Day on Monday, Feb. 28. For more information and to register for these events visit:

WHAT:  SystemC Day 2011 (co-located with DVCon,;
Exhibit Booth 504 at DVCon

WHEN: SystemC Day - Monday, Feb. 28 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
DVCon Exhibits: Mar 1-Mar 2, 2:00pm - 6:30pm

WHERE: Doubletree Hotel, San Jose, Calif., Oak Ballroom

REGISTER: Free admission with ADVANCE registration at
Registered press welcome to attend all OSCI events throughout DVCon.


8:30 am - 12:00 pm - North American SystemC Users Group Meeting (NASCUG 15)
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10:00 am - 2:00 pm - Sponsor Tabletop Exhibits
ARM, Cadence, Forte, Mentor Graphics, Synopsys, XtremeEDA

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm - Town Hall Lunch with OSCI and Accellera
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1:30 pm - 5:00 pm - DVCon Tutorial: "Software-Driven Verification Using TLM-2.0 Virtual Platforms"
Tutorial details:
* Separate registration and $75 fee required with DVCon


Keynote: "Navigating the SoC Era"
Jim Hogan, Vista Ventures, LLC, California, USA

Low-cost SystemC Acceleration on Multi-core GNU/Linux Platforms
Cicerone Mihalache, Kotys LLC, USA

TLM Methodology to Enable Architecture Exploration via Co-simulation of SystemC Models with Legacy C/C++ Models
Knute Lingaard (presenter) & Navaneet Kumar (author) FreeScale, USA/India

The New IEEE 1666 SystemC Standard
John Aynsley, Doulos Ltd., UK

A Common System Memory Model for SoC Software and Architecture Models using a SystemC/TLM-2.0 Interface
Ali Poursepanj, LSI, NCD System Architecture Group, USA


Accellera and OSCI will host an interactive town hall lunch meeting for the design and verification community. Board members will discuss technical collaboration and mutual areas of interest in a lively discussion format. Registration is free with SystemC Day at


"Software-Driven Verification Using TLM-2.0 Virtual Platforms"

John Aynsley - Doulos
David Black - XtremeEDA Corp.
Bill Bunton - LSI Corp.
Volkan Esen - Infineon Technologies
Trevor Wieman - Intel Corp.

In addition to embedded software development, virtual platforms can effectively be deployed for software-driven verification, in which SystemC TLM-2.0 loosely-timed transaction-level platforms are connected by using transactors to signal-level representations of new subsystem hardware at the RT-level.

This tutorial will provide a detailed technology overview of software-driven verification techniques using loosely-timed SystemC TLM-2.0 based virtual platforms, and real-world case studies describing how these techniques benefit design teams.

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

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

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