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SystemC Structural Netlist

A SystemC templated channel provides general purpose interface between components.

We rarely use the raw channels: instead we use the derived forms sc_in, sc_out and sc_signal.

These channels implement compute/commit paradigm required for delta cycles. This avoids non-determinacy from races in zero-delay models (see earlier).

Other provided channels include the buffer, fifo, mutex, semaphore and clock (non-examinable).

Users can overload the channel class to implement channels with their own semantics if needed. A user-defined channel type can even contain other SystemC components but the importance of this is reduced when using the TLM libraries.

7: (C) 2008-11, DJ Greaves, University of Cambridge, Computer Laboratory.