In this article we present our approach for object oriented hardware design and synthesis based on SystemC. We will give an introduction to the extended SystemC synthesis subset we propose, and, in particular, its object oriented features. We will also briefly outline our basic synthesis concepts for object oriented hardware specifications. Finally we will present some examples for the application of the extended synthesis subset, which are directly processable by a first synthesis tool prototype which we have developed for this purpose.
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