SAN JOSE, Calif. Summit Design Inc. will release this week a front end text-based SystemC design Environment called Vista that allows engineers familiar with HDL design to come up to speed on C++/SystemC design techniques.
According to the company the text-based environment for SystemC combines both hardware and software concepts to speed design and debug of SystemC applications.
The tool boasts "data introspection," design exploration and debugging features that allow engineers to understand their designs and the verification process
The tool also offers advanced coding facilities, browsers, and a verification tool-set targeted for high-level and transaction-level modeling.
The company said Vista can be used as a stand alone tool or it can be integrated with Summit's System Architect for performance analysis and with the Visual Elite ESL graphical design environment, which allows user to co-simulate SystemC with hardware description languages such as Verilog or VHDL.
Vista is now available for purchase with prices beginning at $5,000 for a one-year time-based license Vista is currently available on Linux with availability on Windows XP scheduled for March of 2005.