PATMOS 2010 - Grenoble - 7-10 September 2010
Call For Papers
Fringe Tutorial
Technical Program
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Full-day Introduction to the SystemC-AMS 1.0 standard

Fringe tutorial on September, 7th


This tutorial registration is a separate process
To register, fill and return this form



Karsten Einwich, Fraunhofer IIS/EAS Dresden, DE
Christoph Grimm, TU Vienna, AT
Hassan Aboushady, Pierre et Marie Curie U, FR
François Pêcheux, Pierre et Marie Curie U, FR


Today's embedded systems are heterogeneous in nature. They interact more tightly with the analog physical environment, where digital HW/SW subsystems assist analogue/mixed-signal (AMS) blocks such as RF interfaces, power electronics, sensors and actuators. Examples are cognitive radios, sensor networks or systems for image sensing. Building these systems require new means to model and simulate the interaction between subsystems belonging to many disciplines, at functional and architecture level. Especially for this purpose, the SystemC language standard has been extended with AMS capabilities.
The tutorial aims at presenting the motivation and unique capacities of the SystemC AMS extensions for industrial applications, with emphasis on wireless communication and automotive. It is composed of two parts. The first part will explain the standard, the methodology and the language constructs. The second part will be dedicated to hands-on SystemC-AMS modeling exercices. In practice, attendees will develop a BASK (Binary Amplitude Shift Keying) system from scratch. The tutorial ends with a presentation of more complex examples (sigma delta ADC, complete QPSK transmission link, etc) and a wrap-up.
The tutorial targets hardware and system engineers, architects and verification engineers active in industrial projects where analogue and digital functionalities are interwoven. The tutorial will bring hands-on experience on how to efficiently use the SystemC AMS extensions for system design and verification tasks.


SystemC and SystemC AMS are high level design languages defined by the Open SystemC Initiative (OSCI)


The tutorial audience is limited to 40 participants (20 places for industrials and 20 places for academics).
Participants will need to bring their own PC's.


This event is coupled to PATMOS 2010 but an independant registration will be required.
This tutorial is free of charge for all participants.
The registration form will be available soon...


STMicroelectronics (Grenoble2) SAS
12, rue Jules Horowitz
38000 Grenoble

Map to ST Grenoble


By bus 34 from "Gares" (Railway Station) direction "Sassenage le Château", stop at "Place de la résistance".

By bus 30 from "Gare Europole" (World Trade Center - PATMOS 2010 site) direction "Saint-Égrève Gare", stop at "Place de la résistance".

From "Place de la résistance", walk to ST, the reception desk is on the left of the building.


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