Accellera and Open SystemC Initiative Combine Forces To Leverage Complementary EDA Standards

Open SystemC Initiative and Accellera have signed an agreement to partner to leverage the complementary EDA standards efforts of both groups. In a statement the chair of Accellera stated,

“By forming a combined organization, we will be able to accelerate development of system-level standards that will move electronic design productivity to the next level,”


Basically, these two organizations will come together and help to develop standards in the EDA community. This will help interoperability and possibly improve adoption and time to market since vendors do not have to be working on different standards. System level standards are huge in the electronics industry because there are many players. This partnership will help to improve many things and help the industry improve.


System, software and semiconductor design activities are converging to meet the increasing challenges to create complex system-on-chips (SoCs). This convergence has brought to the forefront the need for a single organization to facilitate the creation of system-level standards and semiconductor design, and verification standards. The relationship between OSCI’s SystemC Transaction Level Modeling (TLM)- 2.0 standard and Accellera’s Universal Verification Methodology (UVM™) standard exemplify the synergy that exists between the two organizations, they stated in the MoU document.


About SystemC and OSCI
The Open SystemC Initiative (OSCI) is an independent, not-for-profit association composed of a broad range of organizations dedicated to supporting and advancing SystemC as an open industry standard for  system-level modeling, design and verification. SystemC is a language built in C++ that spans from concept to implementation in hardware and software. For further information about SystemC and OSCI, visit


About Accellera
Accellera provides design and verification standards for quick availability and use in the electronics industry. The organization and its members cooperatively deliver much-needed EDA and IP standards that lower the cost to design commercial IC and EDA products. As a result of Accellera’s partnership with the IEEE, Accellera standards are transferred to the IEEE standards body for formalization and ongoing change control. For more information about Accellera, please visit For membership information, please email [email protected]


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