Analogue and mixed-signal extension to SystemC

Al-Junaid, Hessa and Kazmierski, Tom (2005) Analogue and mixed-signal extension to SystemC. IEE Proceedings on Circuits, Devices and Systems, 152, (6), 682-690.


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The paper presents a new methodology that enables extensions of SystemC to the analogue domain and allows modelling of mixed-signal and mixed-energy domain systems at arbitrary levels of abstraction. The new language constructs support analogue system variables, analogue components and user-defined ordinary differential and algebraic equations. Support for digital/analogue interfaces has been provided for smooth integration of digital and analogue parts. Associated issues such as dealing with extremely small and zero time-step sizes have been addressed. A novel implementation of the lock-step mixed-signal synchronisation method to integrate the analogue kernel with the digital one has been proposed. Operation of the extended, mixed-signal simulation platform, named SystemC-A, is demonstrated using a suite of numerically difficult AMS examples including a practical, mixed-signal example of a PLL frequency multiplier with large signal noise and jitter.

Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering > Electronics and Computer Science > EEE
ePrint ID: 262792
Date Deposited: 04 Jul 2006
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 20:06
Publisher: IEE
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ISI Citation Count:6

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