Richard Goering, EE Times(07/26/2006 1:27 AM EDT) SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.
— Electronic system level (ESL) design is making considerable progress, but standards that will help make SystemC transaction-level models (TLMs) interoperable are desperately needed, according to panelists at Summit Design Automation's ESL Symposium at the Design Automation Conference here Tuesday. And with a newly-released standards roadmap from Open SystemC International (OSCI), they may get their wish.
Although SystemC establishes a language standard, users are having difficulty integrating SystemC TLMs
from outside their companies into their design flows. The OSCI TLM 1.0 standard defines a set of APIs for transaction-level communications, but does not define the content of the transactions. That's a task left for the TLM 2.0 standard that's now under development.
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