5th NASCUG Meeting Agenda & Presentations

26 July 2006

Presentations from the NASCUG meeting are available for download in the table below.

1:30 - 2:00 pm Registration
2:00 - 2:05 pm Welcome
2:05 - 2:25  Patterns and Issues in SystemC Usage
John Aynsley, Doulos
2:25 - 2:45 Effective Performance Analysis and Visualization of  SystemC Models
Adam Donlin, Xilinx Inc.

2:45 - 3:05
High-Speed Hardware/Software Co-Verification with CPU Model Generator from Software Code
Dai Araki, InterDesign Technologies Inc.
3:05 - 3:25 Cycle Accurate Transaction Level Modeling Using the ARM RealView ESL APIs Nizar Romdhane, ARM Inc.
3:25 - 3:40            Break
3:40 - 4:00 Behavioral SystemC Implementation of an MP3 Decoder
Portavales Goldstein, State University of Campinas - UNICAMP
4:00 - 4:55

PANEL: Exploring the "Futures" of SystemC
Moderated by:  Mark McDermott, Adjunct Professor, University of Texas; Vice President, Engineering, Coherent Logix, Inc.

Built upon the cooperative effort of combined vendor technology and user experiences, the IEEE has approved the SystemC language as IEEE Std. 1666. Providing a core for virtually all modeling and verification for system-level design, IEEE 1666 provides the foundation for the next generation of technologies and tools developed around the standard.  Help us explore what the future holds for this new standard! As we move to even larger systems, how far can the language go in solving even more complex design challenges?


  • Functional Verification: Kota Bhaskar, ElementCXI
  • Mixed Signal Modeling: Dr. Joanne DeGroat, Associate Professor, Ohio State University
  • RTOS Modeling: David Black, CTO, ESLX, Inc; Member, OSCI Language Working Group
  • System Level Design: Mark Burton, Founder, GreenSocs; Chairman, OCP-IP SLD Working Group
4:55 - 5:00 Prize Drawing
5:00 - 6:00 Beer and Wine Reception

Thanks to our sponsors

Cadence Celoxica CoWare Doulos
ESLX Forte Design Systems JEDA Mentor Graphics
Open SystemC Initiative (OSCI) Synopsys  


NASCUG is managed by

Open SystemC Initiative (OSCI) Ecole Polytechnique ESLX Starkey