Altamiro Amadeu Susin

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The building block of a Network-on-Chip (NoCs) is its router. It is responsible to switch the channels which forward the messages exchanged by the cores attached to the NoC, and the costs and performance of the NoC strongly depends on the router architecture. In this paper, we present RASoC, a router architecture intended to be used in the building of low(More)
This work compares two fault tolerance techniques, Hamming code and Triple Modular Redundancy (TMR), that are largely used to mitigate Single Event Upsets in integrated circuits, in terms of area and performance penalty. Both techniques were implemented in VHDL and tested in two target applications: arithmetic circuits with pipeline and registers files.(More)
Networks-on-chip (NoCs) are communication architecture alternatives for complex Systems-on-Chip (SoCs) designs, due to their high scalability and bandwidth. In this paper, we consider a heterogeneous NoC as an alternative to match performance and energy requirements for dedicated applications. By employing an optimized mix of different routers, a(More)
This work proposes a hardware architecture for the Intra Frame Prediction of the emerging High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) standard. The architecture was designed considering all innovative features of the Intra Prediction included in the HEVC, i.e. all modes and all Prediction Units (PU) sizes. Performance and memory accesses are a problem in the HEVC(More)
Network-on-chip (NoC) designs are based on a compromise among latency, power dissipation, or energy, and the balance is usually defined at design time. However, setting all parameters, such as buffer size, at design time can cause either excessive power dissipation (originated by router under utilization), or a higher latency. The situation worsens whenever(More)
Networks-on-chip has been seen as an interconnect solution for complex systems. However, performance and energy issues still represent limiting factors for Multi-Processors Systemon-Chip (MPSoC). Complex router architectures can be prohibitive for the embedded domain, once they dissipate too much power and energy. In this paper we propose a low power(More)
The computational-intensive demands of H.264 video encoder normally imply to the use of high performance hardware solutions like dedicated multimedia DSP or programmable logic devices. These demands can be even more critical when it is necessary to implement a H.264/SVC (Scalable Video Coding) solution, an emergent encoder standard that provides the(More)
This work analyzes, the mapping of applications onto generic regular Networks-on-Chip (NoCs). Cores must be placed considering communication requirements so as to minimize the overall application execution time and energy consumption. We expand previous mapping strategies by taking into consideration the dynamic behavior of the target application and thus(More)
Complex applications implemented as Systems on Chip (SoCs) demand extensive use of system level modeling and validation. Their implementation gathers a large number of complex IP cores and advanced interconnection schemes, such as hierarchical bus architectures or networks on chip (NoCs). Modeling applications involves capturing its computation and(More)