@inproceedingsSch2004, Author = {Schubert, Thorsten and Hanisch, J├╝rgen and Gerlach, Joachim and Appell, Jens-E. and Nebel, Wolfgang}, Title = {Evaluation of a Refinement-Driven SystemC-Based Design Flow}, Year = {2004}, Month = {02}, Booktitle = {Tagungsband DATE'04 Designer's Forum, Paris}, Organization = {DATE'04 Designer's Forum, Paris}, type = {inproceedings}, note = {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}, Abstract = {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.} @COMMENTBibtex file generated on