SystemC provides a robust set of extensions to C++ that enables rapid development of complex hardware/software systems. This book focuses on the practical uses of the language for modeling real systems. The wealth of examples and downloadable code methodically guide the reader through the finer points of the SystemC language. This book will show you: -A step-by-step build-up of syntax, -NEW features of SystemC 2.1, -Code examples for each concept, -Many resource references, -Coding styles and guidelines, -Over 52 downloadable code examples (over 8,000 lines), -Exercises throughout the book, -How SystemC fits into the system design methodology, -Why features are as they are.Well known consultants in the EDA industry, both David Black and Jack Donovan have been involved in the adoption and teaching of new technologies and methodologies for a combined total of 42+ years. Recently, they jointly founded a consultancy, Eklectic Ally, focused on helping companies adopt SystemC methodologies.Black, David C. is the author of 'SystemC From the Ground Up', published 2004 under ISBN 9781402079887 and ISBN 1402079885.