It is said that everything in EDA takes 10 years to become adopted. SystemC is more than 15 years old and remains on the horizon. How broken is it?

The industry thought it had found the answer with SystemC, but even though that language is now well over ten years old, it has not seen the necessary amounts of investment or adoption and few of its problems have been solved.

Will SystemC even get its act together? That was the focus of a panel at DVCon this year, and while many of the panelists were eager to see its problems resolved, none of them seemed to know the right path forward.

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