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SystemC-Based Simulation of the MICAS Architecture

  • Dragos Truscan
  • Kim Sandström
  • Johan Lilius
  • Ivan Porres
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 10)

Abstract

We present our approach in using SystemC for simulating a custom configurable architecture, MICAS. However, there are certain aspects of the architecture, like configuration specific information or programming interface, which cannot be directly represented using SystemC concepts. Thus, we define a C++-based specification language for MICAS that allows us to specify additional properties of the architecture at simulation level and furthermore, to combine these properties with the SystemC executable specification.

Keywords

System-on-Chip (SoC) Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) SystemC simulation executable specification 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dragos Truscan
    • 1
  • Kim Sandström
    • 2
  • Johan Lilius
    • 1
  • Ivan Porres
    • 1
  1. 1.Åbo Akademi UniversityTurkuFinland
  2. 2.Nokia GroupNokia Research CenterFinland

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