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Network-on-chip (NoC) has been proposed as a solution for addressing the design challenges of future high-performance nanoscale architectures. Thus, it is of crucial importance for a designer to have access to last methods for evaluating the performance of on-chip networks. To this end, we present a Markovian model for evaluating the latency and energy(More)
Many Networks-on-Chip (NoC) applications exhibit one or more critical traffic flows that require hard Quality of Service (QoS). Guaranteeing bandwidth and latency for such real time flows is crucial. In this paper, we present novel methods to efficiently calculate worst-case bandwidth and latency bounds and thereby provide hard QoS guarantees. Importantly,(More)
Many classes of applications require <i>Quality of Service</i> (QoS) guarantees from the system interconnect. In <i>Networks-on-Chip</i> (NoC) QoS guarantees usually translate into bandwidth and latency constraints for the traffic flows and require hardware support in the NoC fabric and its interfaces. In this article we present a novel NoC synthesis(More)
Network-on-chip (NoC) has been proposed as an attractive alternative to traditional dedicated wires to achieve high performance and modularity. Power efficiency is one of the most important concerns in NoC architecture design. The choice of network topology is important in designing a low-power and high-performance NoC. In this paper, we propose the use of(More)
Article history: Available online xxxx Keywords: SoC NoC Torus Mesh Performance evaluation Power consumption Routing Adaptive Deterministic Virtual channel Deadlock VHDL a b s t r a c t Modern SoC architectures use NoCs for high-speed inter-IP communication. For NoC architectures, high-performance efficient routing algorithms with low power consumption are(More)
— Real-time (RT) communication support is a critical requirement for many complex embedded applications which are currently targeted to Network-on-chip (NoC) platforms. In this paper, we present novel methods to efficiently calculate worst-case bandwidth and latency bounds for RT traffic streams on wormhole-switched NoCs with arbitrary topology. The(More)
Low scalability and power efficiency of the shared bus in SoCs is a motivation to use on chip networks instead of traditional buses. In this paper we have modified the Orion power model to reach an analytical model to estimate the average message energy in K-Ary n-cubes with focus on the number of virtual channels. Afterward by using the power model and(More)
Network-on-chip (NoC) is a precious approach to handle huge number of transistors by virtue of technology scaling to lower than 50 nm. Virtual channels have been introduced in order to improve the performance according to a timing multiplexing concept in each physical channel. The incremental effect of virtual channels on power consumption has been shown in(More)
According to international technology roadmap for semiconductors (ITRS), before the end of this decade, we will be entering the era of a billion transistors on a single chip. The major threat toward the achievement of billion transistor on a chip is poor scalability of current interconnect infrastructure. With the advent of "network on chip (NoC)" various(More)
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