RWTH Aachen University
Architecture Description Languages (ADLs) allow specifying system information in architecture models. These are generally used for capturing early design decisions concerning system or software development. Therefore, ADLs can be utilized for an early and iterative validation of the modelled system. With EAST-ADL an automotive specific ADL is defined which allows describing an automotive system at different layers of abstraction targeting AUTOSAR systems. SystemC is an executable system modelling and simulation language which permits hardware/software-co-design. With the Transaction-Level Modeling (TLM) methodology the description of different layers of abstraction in SystemC is enabled.