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|A general approach to the interoperability of HetSC and SystemC-AMS
|Proceedings of the Forum on Design Languages 2007, FDL'07. Barcelona
Design and verification of HW/SW embedded systems
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|This paper studies and proposes a joint use of SystemC-AMS and HetSC heterogeneous specification methodologies. This enables an efficient support of a wide range of Models of Computation (MoCs). In this way, SystemC can be used for the complete specification of embedded systems, which are increasingly heterogeneous, since they include the software control part, digital hardware accelerators, the analog front-end, etc. This paper identifies and solves the syntactical and semantical issues involved in the cooperation of the SystemC-AMS and HetSC specification methodologies. This includes considering the availability and suitability of the MoC interface facilities provided by both methodologies, specially those of SystemC-AMS, which will be proposed for future standarization. Some practical aspects, such as the compatibility and installation of their respective libraries and the definition of the set of MoCs covered are also dealt with.