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TLM in SystemC: TLM 2.0

The generic payload can be extened on a a custom basis and intermediate bus bridges and routers can be polymorphic about this: not needing to know about all the extensions but able to update timestamps to model routing delays.

It also defines memory/garbage ownership and transport primitives with timing. Finally, it defines a raft of useful features, such as automatic conversion between blocking and non-blocking styles.

However, TLM 2.0 it is a bit too complex to get a deep understanding of in the time available for the Part II course, hence the motivation for the 'Toy ESL' practicals in TLM 1.0 style.

(C) 2008-10, DJ Greaves, University of Cambridge, Computer Laboratory.