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SystemC AMS Extensions Enrich ESL Design Methodologies for Mixed-Signal Applications

Tue, 03/09/2010 - 7:07am
DRESDEN, Germany--(BUSINESS WIRE)--DATE CONFERENCE – 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, has released the SystemC Analog/Mixed-signal (AMS) extensions language standard, AMS 1.0.

The AMS 1.0 standard is the first modeling language targeting system-level design and verification to describe analog/mixed-signal behavior as natural extension to existing SystemC-based design methodologies.

“The AMS extensions demonstrate how SystemC further advances with the collaborative effort of semiconductor industry, universities and research institutes.”

Designed for use with IEEE Std. 1666™-2005, the AMS language standardizes new class libraries, layered on top of the SystemC standard, featuring specialized AMS system-level design and modeling methods.

The AMS language reference manual (LRM) introduces new execution semantics for efficient simulation of discrete- and continuous-time behavior, and incorporates updates from the public review conducted in early 2009.

The AMS 1.0 standard is available for download under open-source license at http://cts.businesswire.com/ct/CT?id=smartlink&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.systemc.org&esheet=6205361&lan=en_US&anchor=www.systemc.org&index=1&md5=2f32bc258a44eccbb67d509924f6306f.

The standard includes the requirements specifications, AMS language reference manual (LRM), and a user’s guide — a comprehensive manual explaining all fundamentals of the AMS language standard and how to use the extensive set of features for AMS behavioral modeling at the system-level.

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