- Paperback: 320 pages
- Publisher: Star Galaxy Publishing (December 9, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0984629203
- ISBN-13: 978-0984629206
- Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 0.7 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 3 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #809,372 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Excellent introduction to SystemC constructs explained with detailed examples. A must for every SystemC designer's desk" - Sanjiv Narayan --Email --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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"This is a very useful book for those interested in SystemC for hardware design. It has many practical examples and gives pragmatic advice on what is possible with hardware synthesis" - Grant Martin, Fellow, Cadence Labs
"This book provides an excellent introduction to SystemC. SystemC concepts are clearly explained and illustrated with practical examples. It is a must read for people interested in modeling hardware in SystemC" - Abhijit Ghosh, Synopsys
"This is definitely a reference for designers who want to learn SystemC. Numerous examples guide the reader towards a sound understanding of the language. Higher level SystemC features are introduced and not kept aside. Bottom line, a very good book to SystemC . . . " - Yves Vanderperren, Alcatel Microelectronics
"I enjoyed reading it. Recommended to designers learning SystemC for modeling and synthesis . . . it will also be welcomed on both graduate and advanced undergraduate courses" - David Long, Doulos
"Well suited as a text book for students and a great value for hardware designers that want to get started with SystemC" - Bernhard Niemann, Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Just by luck, I found it to be extremely useful, because I was writing a code generator whose output was SystemC code which had to be cycle-accurate. Because of that, this book was very useful because it gives great detail on the classes and operators. However I'm pretty sure most users will not be using the book the same way I did.
I used this in conjunction with another book, "SystemC from the ground up". That book provides a better high-level view of the language... but just as I would think, "that's interesting, tell me more," it would jump to a different topic. Very ADHD. So I found myself shuttling back and forth between the two books.
If you want to use SystemC to create a high-level full-system model, I would not recommend this book as a way to get started. If you can afford to pop $80 just to have a useful reference book handy - by all means, get it.
If you are doing a low-level SystemC design and you need to know exactly what SystemC constructs are required to create specific circuits, this is the book for you!
(1) The price (currently $80+ at time of writing) is a little outrageous (granted, a trend in college level texts, not unexpected, but really still a bit expensive for what you're getting here),
(2) the Primer is a bit weak in the high-level aspects of SystemC and using C++ (which is where some of the power is, high or architectural level descriptions as versus lower level languages, using SystemC for gate level stuff is going to be occasionally necessary but mostly inappropriate), and
(3)"SystemC from the Ground Up" might be the better first purchase (a little less expensive and a bit more breadth, but less an entry level primer)