Evaluation of a Refinement-Driven SystemC-Based Design Flow

Schubert, Thorsten and Hanisch, Jürgen and Gerlach, Joachim and Appell, Jens-E. and Nebel, Wolfgang
Tagungsband DATE'04 Designer's Forum, Paris
This paper describes the experiences and results that were made with a SystemC-based design flow for the implementation of an automotive digital hardware design. We present the refinement process starting from an initial highlevel executable specification in C++ via SystemC down to a Gate-level description. We compare the synthesis results of the SystemC-based system-level design flow with those from a traditional VHDL-based register-transfer level design flow in terms of efficiency and simulation performance.
02 / 2004
DATE'04 Designer's Forum, Paris