SystemC Installation and Hello world program in Ubuntu

SystemC is a set of C++ libraries, which enables a designer to perform concurrent simulation of system level model.

Follow these steps to install systemc –

1. Download the SystemC source from accellera.

2. Untar the packing using following command – tar -xzvf systemc-2.3.1.tgzuntar_systemc

3. Create a directory – mkdir systemc

4. Move systemc-2.3.1 to systemc – mv systemc-2.3.1 systemc

5. cd systemc/systemc-2.3.1

6. Check your current directory path by – pwd

7.type – ./configure –prefix=’pwd’/system_build/

In place of ‘pwd’ provide the path you get in step 6configure_systemc

8. make install make_systemc



it will take around 5 minute to install.

9. Installation is DONE.

Hello World program in SystemC –

In the text editor or vim enter the following code –

10. Export a variable  - export_systemc

In my case, I can see in step 7, the path I provided for prefix.

11. Use the following command to compile the program –

g++ -I $SYSTEMC_HOME/include -L $SYSTEMC_HOME/lib-linux64 -Wl,-rpath=$SYSTEMC_HOME/lib-linux64 -o hello hello.cpp -lsystemc -lm


12. Run program – ./hello

run_systemc13. Output will be –






Enjoy programming with SystemC. 🙂

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