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SystemC-based Simulation of the MICAS Architecture

Dragos Truscan, Kim Sandström, Johan Lilius, Ivan Porres, SystemC-based Simulation of the MICAS Architecture . In: Eugenio Villar (Ed.), Embedded Systems Specification and Design Languages, Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering 10, 97–106, Springer, 2008.


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.

BibTeX entry:

  title = {SystemC-based Simulation of the MICAS Architecture },
  booktitle = {Embedded Systems Specification and Design Languages},
  author = {Truscan, Dragos and Sandström, Kim and Lilius, Johan and Porres, Ivan},
  volume = {10},
  series = {Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering},
  editor = {Villar, Eugenio},
  publisher = {Springer},
  pages = {97–106},
  year = {2008},

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