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The goals for the Æthereal network on silicon, as it was then called, were set in 2000 and its concepts were defined early 2001. Ten years on, what has been achieved? Did we meet the goals, and what is left of the concepts? In this paper we answer those questions, and evaluate different implementations, based on a new performance: cost analysis. We(More)
To accommodate the growing number of applications integrated on a single chip, Networks on Chip (NoC) must offer scalability not only on the architectural, but also on the physical and functional level. In addition, real-time applications require Guaranteed Services (GS), with latency and throughput bounds. Traditionally, NoC architectures only deliver(More)
One of the key steps in <i>Network-on-Chip</i> (NoC) based design is spatial mapping of cores and routing of the communication between those cores. Known solutions to the mapping and routing problem first map cores onto a topology and then route communication, using separated and possibly conflicting objective functions. In this paper we present a unified(More)
A growing number of applications, often with firm or soft real-time requirements, are integrated on the same System on Chip, in the form of either hardware or software intellectual property. The applications are started and stopped at run time, creating different use-cases. Resources, such as interconnects and memories, are shared between different(More)
— Systems on chip (SoC) are becoming increasingly complex, with a large number of applications integrated on the same chip. Such a system often supports a large number of use-cases and is dynamically reconfigured when platform conditions or user requirements change. Networks on Chip (NoC) offer the designer unsurpassed run-time flexibility. This flexibility(More)
A growing number of applications, often with real-time requirements, are integrated on the same System on Chip (SoC), in the form of hardware and software Intellectual Property (IP). To facilitate real-time applications, Networks on Chip (NoC) guarantee bounds on latency and throughput. These bounds, however, only extend to the Network Interfaces (NI),(More)
Recommended by Maurizio Palesi Networks on chip (NoCs) are an essential component of systems on chip (SoCs) and much research is devoted to deadlock avoidance in NoCs. Prior work focuses on the router network while protocol interactions between NoC and intellectual property (IP) modules are not considered. These interactions introduce message dependencies(More)
A growing number of applications, with diverse requirements, are integrated on the same System on Chip (SoC) in the form of hardware and software Intellectual Property (IP). The diverse requirements, coupled with the IPs being developed by unrelated design teams, lead to multiple communication paradigms, programming models, and interface protocols that the(More)
  • G J M Smit, Nxp M J G Bekooij, B R Semiconductors, Haverkort, A A Basten, E A Lee +9 others
  • 2009
This thesis is concerned with the computation of buffer capacities that guarantee satisfaction of timing and resource constraints for task graphs with aperiodic task execution rates that are executed on run-time scheduled resources. Stream processing applications such as digital radio baseband processing and audio or video decoders are often firm real-time(More)
A Network on Chip (NoC) with end-to-end flow control is modelled by a cyclo-static dataflow graph. Using the proposed model together with state-of-the-art dataflow analysis algorithms, we size the buffers in the network interfaces. We show, for a range of NoC designs, that buffer sizes are determined with a run time comparable to existing analytical(More)