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SystemC Virtual Platform Creation



The ability to create executable platforms across a range of abstraction levels is a key benefit of the xtUML process. Part of the Mentor Graphics BridgePoint portfolio is the SystemC Model Compiler. This presentation showcases the capabilities of this approach along with documenting the recipe for creating virtual platforms.

What You Will Learn

  • What is a virtual platform?
  • What is the recipe for creating a virtual platform component from an xtUML model?
  • What options are available to customize the model?
  • How is time introduced into the model?
  • How are the models imported into Vista (by Mentor Graphics) and the final system created?
  • How is performance data gathered and analyzed?

Who Should Attend

  • Systems Engineers
  • SW Engineers/SW Architects
  • HW/Electrical Design Engineers
  • Systems Designers
  • Projects Managers for Systems Projects  

About the Presenter

Presenter Image Dean McArthur

Dean McArthur is a Technical Marketing Engineer, working on the BridgePoint xtUML product line at Mentor Graphics. As such, he assists consumer electronics, automotive, and medical equipment companies use advanced systems engineering and design practices during the development of their latest products.

McArthur began his career in the telecom industry. Since then, he has been a product designer, an entrepreneur, and an academic researcher, producing two patents. An author of several technical publications, Dean received a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Waterloo. He also holds an MS in Engineering from McMaster University.

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