SystemC Configuration, Control & Inspection (CCI) Working Group


The SystemC Configuration, Control and Inspection WG is responsible for developing standards that allow tools to interact with models in order to perform activities such as setup, debug and analysis.

Chair: Lukas Jünger, MachineWare
Vice-Chair: Bart Vanthournout, Synopsys


This group is defining standards for the exchange of information between SystemC models and tools. The goal of these important standards is to improve efficiency and ROI for both model creators and tool providers. They will allow suppliers to instrument models so that a rich user experience is enabled, and they will allow industry tools to leverage this instrumentation to provide powerful debug and analysis capabilities. The WG is initially focusing on configuration for which the requirements specification has been publicly reviewed; development of a draft standard is underway. Future areas being considered are visibility (internal state, power data, performance stats, etc.) with monitor/trace controls, model-specific command/control messaging, registers, and save/restore functionality.


In December 2017, the CCI Configuration Requirements Specification was released for a public review period that extended through March 18, 2018. Supplemental materials in the review kit includes an overview presentation, proof-of-concept implementation, and more than 20 examples. For more detailed information about SystemC CCI, read this article >

In May 2018, the CCI 1.0 Language Reference Manual was approved by the Board of Directors as an Accellera standard. The Working Group is now working on a reference implementation and a collection of examples to demonstrate the use and value of the SystemC CCI 1.0 standard. Read the press release >

Download the LRM here >

Technical feedback and questions from the public can be posted to the Community Forum.

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If you are an employee of an Accellera member company and wish to participate in this working group, please log in or create an account in the Accellera Workspace. Once you are logged in to the Workspace, select "View Workgroups", select SystemC CCI Working Group, and click the Join button.