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Wireless extension into existing SystemC design methodology

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  • Ibrahim Aref
  • Nuredin Ahmed
  • Fernando Rodriguez-Salazar
  • Khaled Elgaid
Publication date17/06/2010
<mark>Original language</mark>English
Externally publishedYes


SystemC is established as a suitable design and modelling language. It provides a consistent methodology for the design and refinement of complex digital systems. This paper focuses on how wireless features can be incorporated into existing SystemC design methodology in order to use this methodology to model wireless systems. The SystemC modelling language currently lacks a standard framework that supports modelling of wireless communication systems (particularly the use of wireless communication channels). Three components must be investigated in order to achieve this target: the development of a system level model of a digital wireless communication channel that represents the core of any communication system, the creation of a small library of dedicated elements at system level, such as PLL (Phased Locked Loop), 8B/10B Encoder/Decoder and several communication protocols modelling, and a case study/demonstration validating wireless extension methodology. The first two parts have been modelled successful, so we now focus on modelling a flocking behaviour system and demonstrating how these parts integrate to achieve the target.