System Level Design and Services

Developers are often faced with the challenge of having to model complex systems across several levels of abstraction space. We support our customers with tools and services to manage such projects. In addition to other modeling languages we have built up an especially extensive knowledge for SystemC. We specialize in particular in the support of SystemC AMS, SystemC TLM and UVM-SystemC, as well as in the automatic transfer of VHDL models into SystemC models.

Hardware-in-the-loop simulation with design environment COSIDE
(© Fraunhofer IIS/EAS, photo: Oliver Killig)

Our offer also includes user-friendly product libraries and tools, as well as tutorials for the day-to-day use of SystemC, VHDL, and SystemVerilog. Our portfolio is rounded out by tool and model development and customizations.

With our services and expert tools, we provide a comprehensive support for our customers in all aspects of heterogeneous system design including concept engineering, simulation, and verification. Our support ensures short development cycles and a high quality of the customer‘s design processes in order to achieve competitive advantages. Our expert tools have proven their value daily, when used by engineers from diverse industrial branches.

Development work at Fraunhofer IIS/EAS (© Fraunhofer IIS/EAS, photo: Juergen Loesel)

Development work at Fraunhofer IIS/EAS
(© Fraunhofer IIS/EAS, photo: Juergen Loesel)

Development work at Fraunhofer IIS/EAS (© Fraunhofer IIS/EAS, photo: Juergen Loesel)


  • Comprehensive modeling support
    • Heterogeneous system modeling
    • Virtual prototyping of analog and mixed signal hard- and software
    • Import of existing model IPs to SystemC (e.g. from VHDL)
    • TLM modeling
    • IP-protected customer models
  • Verification services (UVM-based, UML state charts)
  • Hardware-in-the-loop simulation and test
  • Customer-specific design environments, flows and interfaces (individual solutions to automate operations)
  • Customer-specific product libraries (libraries and models according to specific requests and for application-specific purposes (e.g. for non-intrusive fault injection, statistical simulation etc.). The results can also be supplied in compiled form for various design tools)
  • Consulting and support

Solutions for Customers’ Front-end COSIDE®


Design Environment COSIDE

COSIDE, which was developed by Fraunhofer IIS/EAS, is the first commercial design environment based on the standards of the language SystemC and its analog extension. It facilitates the reliable creation and evaluation of virtual prototypes for highly complex electronic or heterogeneous systems. Furthermore, the parallel development of hardware and software components and a significant reduction in the simulation time considerably reduce the time-to-market maturity of a product. COSIDE is available from the Fraunhofer IIS/EAS spin-off COSEDA Technologies.

Customer-specific Solutions

Are you in need of a design environment that is uniquely tailored to the specific requirements of your company? Fraunhofer IIS/EAS develops customer-specific solutions to suit individual demands.


  • Easy handling of complex models
  • Very fast simulation and verification
  • Optimized design flows
  • Highly effective system level verification
  • Long standing experience with SystemC / SystemC AMS
  • Improved customer-supplier relations due to IP-protected model exchange

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