Report SystemC Guides for Beginners in SystemC Language Posted March 3, 2013 For the smart meter development, the hardware consists of MCU, DSP,and an external memory. We programmed after finished the hardware. Although MCU provides some functions like DSP and embedded memory on it. We still need external chips to meet SPEC's requirement due to the signal accuracy and the memory capacity. Once, the performance can't satisfy the SPEC and we had to do everything again. With TLM, we can get modules from IP providers and have abstraction modeling for the specification. Finally we can make a SoC (System on Chip) according to SPEC. In other words, we won't have useless circuits on the hardware. Well, that will be easy to program because we may do it during TLM stage.