A SystemC Primer
by J. Bhasker
Foreword by Stanley Krolikoski, Chairman, Open SystemC Initiative
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"I read your book cover-to-cover over and it is excellent! It develops the material
"This is an excellent book - I will recommend it to my students whenever
they are going to learn SystemC. It is understandable for people whose native
language is not English as far as they can understand it as required in our
"Is easy to understand for anyone with digital logic design background .
. . suitable as an introduction book to SystemC . . . Examples are very
"I enjoyed reading the SystemC Primer book. It was very easy to read and
the examples were excellent. I feel like I have a good understanding of the
language. I felt that the examples showed the positive attributes of the new
language specifically the parameterization of models so they can be reusable. By
using the examples the designer can focus more on the design itself and not the
"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"
"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"
"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 . . . "
"Excellent introduction to SystemC constructs explained with detailed
examples, complete with corresponding logic diagrams. A must for every SystemC
"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"
"Well suited as a text book for students and a great value for hardware
designers that want to get started with SystemC"