CoWare® Inc. announces a standards-based modeling solution for platform-driven ESL design with the new release of CoWare ConvergenSC®. The solution consists of a new standards-based modeling library for SystemC transaction-level modeling (TLM) and ConvergenSC tools that ease development and accelerate reuse of platform models across design. The new SystemC Modeling Library (SCML), along with modeling guidelines and source code examples available from CoWare provide the infrastructure for user-defined, highly reusable TLM peripheral models. SCML helps separate TLM communication, storage, timing, and behavior within the peripheral model, making code more modular and more efficient to develop and test. Models can be defined simply and annotated for timing when needed. Unlike proprietary modeling approaches, SCML is based on current IEEE SystemC, Open SystemC Initiative (OSCI) and Open Core Protocol International Partnership (OCP-IP) standards, helping protect the user's modeling investment. In addition, new TLM platform examples and transactors come standard with ConvergenSC to make learning easier and provide a starting point for design.