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ERIC Number: EJ827910
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jun
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0899-3408
Simulation, Design Abstraction, and SystemC
Harcourt, Ed
Computer Science Education, v17 n2 p87-96 Jun 2007
SystemC is a system-level design and simulation language based on C++. We've been using SystemC for computer organization and design projects for the past several years. Because SystemC is embedded in C++ it contains the powerful abstraction mechanisms of C++ not found in traditional hardware description languages, such as support for object-oriented programming and generic programming (templates). This support for abstraction allows instructors to reinforce standard abstraction concepts such as information hiding, interfaces, and abstract data types, standard fare in a computer science curriculum. Furthermore, embedded software is often written in C++ and SystemC provides threading facilities useful for designing and implementing embedded software. (Contains 4 figures and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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