SystemC addresses the need for a system design and verification language that spans hardware and software. It is a language built as an ANSI C++ class library created for design and verification. Users worldwide are applying SystemC to system-level modeling, abstract analog/mixed-signal modeling, architectural exploration, performance modeling, software development, functional verification, and high-level synthesis. The SystemC API and its semantics are developed by the Accellera Systems Initiative and formally standardized and governed by the IEEE in the IEEE Std. 1666-2011 standard.
This version of SystemC is the reference implementation provided by the Accellera Systems Initiative and is mainly developed by the following Accellera Working Groups
- SystemC Language Working Group (LWG)
- SystemC Transaction-Level Working Group (TLMWG)
- SystemC Datatypes Working Group (SDTWG)
In the event of discrepancies between the behavior of this implementation and statements made in the IEEE Std. 1666-2011 standard, the IEEE standard shall be taken to be definitive.
If you would like to contribute to this repository, please check the CONTRIBUTING file.
Licensing and Copyright
The main documentation of SystemC is the IEEE Std. 1666-2011 Standard SystemC Language Reference Manual. You can find additional documentation for this release in the docs directory, some of which refers to older versions.
See the separate INSTALL file that provides system information and installation instructions.
See the separate RELEASENOTES file that provides up-to-date information about this release of SystemC.
SystemC community website
Community discussion forum
About Accellera SystemC Working Groups
Accellera's SystemC Language Working Group (SystemC LWG) and SystemC Transaction-Level Modeling Working Group (SystemC TLMWG) are two of the 18 Accellera Working Groups that produce effective and efficient Electronic Design Automation (EDA) and Intellectual Property (IP) standards for today's advanced IC designs and embedded systems. The SystemC LWG is responsible for the definition and development of the SystemC and TLM core languages, the foundation on which all other SystemC libraries and functionality are built. Participants of both working groups include member companies and industry contributors. Technical contributors typically have many years of practical experience with IC and system design as well as developing and using EDA tools.
About Accellera Systems Initiative
Accellera Systems Initiative is an independent, not-for profit organization
dedicated to create, support, promote and advance system-level design,
modeling and verification standards for use by the worldwide electronics
industry. The organization accelerates standards development and, as part of
its ongoing partnership with the IEEE, its standards are contributed to the
IEEE Standards Association for formal standardization and ongoing change
control. For more information, please visit www.accellera.org. Find out
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Siemens Business; and Synopsys.
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