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System Level Modelling of RF IC in SystemC-WMS

  • Simone Orcioni1Email author,
  • Mauro Ballicchia1,
  • Giorgio Biagetti1,
  • Rocco D d'Aparo1 and
  • Massimo Conti1
EURASIP Journal on Embedded Systems20082008:371768

Received: 1 October 2007

Accepted: 12 April 2008

Published: 21 April 2008


This paper proposes a methodology for modelling and simulation of RF systems in SystemC-WMS. Analog RF modules have been described at system level only by using their specifications. A complete Bluetooth transceiver, consisting of digital and analog blocks, has been modelled and simulated using the proposed design methodology. The developed transceiver modules have been connected to the higher levels of the Bluetooth stack described in SystemC, allowing the analysis of the performance of the Bluetooth protocol at all the different layers of the protocol stack.

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Authors’ Affiliations

Dipartimento di Elettronica, Intelligenza artificiale e Telecomunicazioni, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona, Italy


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