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About the SystemC AMS extensions

The SystemC AMS 2.0 standard introduces system-level design and modeling of embedded Analog/Mixed-Signal (AMS) systems. The SystemC AMS 2.0 standard provides unique capabilities for the design and modeling of embedded analog/mixed-signal applications at higher levels of design abstraction. The SystemC AMS extensions define a uniform and standardized modeling approach that can be used in combination with digitally-oriented ESL design methods, supporting a design refinement methodology for functional modeling, architecture exploration, and virtual prototyping of embedded analog/mixed-signal systems.

"With SystemC AMS 2.0 we have defined a compelling system-level mixed-signal modeling standard essential to the design of heterogeneous embedded systems where analog, digital and software functionality comes together. As evidenced by the growing industry support, I'm confident that SystemC AMS will emerge soon in advanced system-level design tools and flows to tackle the development challenges of complex mixed-signal ICs and systems."
     — Martin Barnasconi, SystemC AMS Working Group chair

SystemC AMS

Industry appreciation and support

The SystemC AMS 2.0 standard has been primarily developed by European semiconductor companies, supported by research institutes and universities. As part of the AMS 2.0 release, a quote sheet has been made to underline the growing industry appreciation and support for this standard. 

Technical resources

Simulation environments

SystemC AMS can be used in the following simulation environments:

  • Download the SystemC proof-of-concept implementation from Accellera and the SystemC AMS 2.0 PoC from Fraunhoffer IIS/EAS. Supported platforms are Windows, Linux and Mac OSX.
  • COSIDE is the first commercial design environment based on the standards of the design language SystemC and its analog extension SystemC AMS.

Questions or need support?

Contact us on the SystemC AMS forum.