Learn More
Several emerging techniques have been recently proposed for alleviating the communication latency and the energy consumption issues in multi/many-core architectures. One of such emerging communication techniques, namely, WiNoC replaces the traditional wired links with the use of wireless medium. Unfortunately, the energy consumed by the RF transceiver(More)
In a wireless Network-on-Chip (WiNoC) the radio transceiver accounts for a significant fraction of the total communication energy. Recently, a configurable transceiver architecture able to regulate its transmitting power based on the location of the destination node has been proposed. Unfortunately, the use of such transceiver requires a costly, time(More)
The power dissipated by the links of a network-on-chip (NoC) accounts for a significant fraction of the overall power dissipated by the on-chip communication fabric. Such fraction becomes more relevant as technology shrinks. This paper presents a technique aimed at reducing the energy consumption of the NoC by means of link voltage swing reduction. The(More)
The on-chip communication in current Chip-MultiProcessors (CMP) and MultiProcessor-SoC (MPSoC) is mainly based on the Network-on-Chip (NoC) design paradigm. Unfortunately, it is foreseen that conventional NoC architectures cannot sustain the performance, power, and reliability requirements demanded by the next generation of manycore architectures. Recently,(More)
The emergent wireless Network-on-Chip (WiNoC) design paradigm has been proposed as a viable solution for addressing the scalability issues affecting the on-chip communication system in future manycores architectures. Within this scenario, the energy contribution of the buffers (both of the routers and radio-hubs) and the transceivers of the radio-hubs,(More)
The power dissipated by the links of a network on chip (NoC) accounts for a significant fraction of the overall power budget. Reducing the operating voltage of the network links, results in a square reduction of their power contribution. Unfortunately, the voltage reduction has a negative impact on communication reliability in terms of bit error rate.(More)