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CircuitSutra unveils SystemC for virtual platform dev't

Posted: 02 May 2013 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:virtual platform development? SystemC? modelling infrastructure?

CircuitSutra Technologies, and India-based electronics system level (ESL) design IP and services firm, has rolled out its SystemC model library. This consists of the CircuitSutra Modelling Library (CSTML) and the Virtual Platform C Quick Start Package (VP-QSP), which together can reduce efforts on a virtual platform project by 80 per cent, according to the company release.

CSTML is a library built on top of SystemC & TLM2.0, it is a collection of convenience classes and utilities that ease the model development activity. Using the CSTML as the base of modelling projects right from the beginning will ensure that modelling infrastructure will be compliant with standards and can be integrated with any EDA tool. It will also be beneficial to migrate the existing modelling infrastructure to CSTML.

Virtual Platform-Quick Start Package (VP-QSP) is library of basic models and modelling infrastructure that can be used to quick start a virtual platform project. VP-QSP contains the TLM protocol and the convenient sockets for chip interfaces such as UART, SSP, I2C, Ethernet and USB can be used to quickly develop the model of any specific controller IP complaint with these interfaces. VP-QSP also contains the models of general purpose peripherals used in ARM based SoC. Specialised VP-QSP are being developed for specific application domains such as automotive, imaging and motor control.

In future, CircuitSutra also plans to release HLS-QSP, the quick start package for high level synthesis domain.

"Most of SoC companies and Systems companies are starting to develop the virtual platform of their SoC or Electronics System. The virtual platform have to be available early in the cycle so that it can be used to start the embedded software development in parallel to the hardware development resulting in reducing the time to market", says CEO Umesh Sisodia.

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