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Modeling I2C Communication Between SoCs with SystemC-AMS

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4 Author(s)
Mohamad Alassir ; Université Pierre et Marie Curie - Paris 6 - EA2385, 3 Rue Galilée - Boîte Courrier 252, 94200 - Ivry sur Seine, France. Email: mdibassir@hotmail.com ; Julien Denoulet ; Olivier Romain ; Patrick Garda

In this paper, we show how to mode the I2C bus communications between the nodes of an embedded system. For this purpose, we use the SystemC-AMS model of an I2C bus controller IP based on the PFC8584. Then we show how this IP can be included into two kinds of embedded systems nodes: on the one hand a 8051 micro-controller node, on the other hand a MIPS based SOC node. Finally the simulation results show the successful operation of the multi-master I2C bus communications between these two nodes in SystemC-AMS. Moreover the SystemC-AMS simulation introduces a small 10% overhead over the digital SystemC simulation for the two nodes multi-master I2C communication.

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2007 IEEE International Symposium on Industrial Electronics

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4-7 June 2007