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Security issues are emerging to be a basic concern in modern SoC development. Since in the field of on-chip interconnections the security problem continues to remain mostly an unexplored topic, this paper proposes a novel technique for data protection that uses the communication subsystem as basis. The proposed architecture works as a firewall managing the(More)
As CMOS technology scales down into the deep-submicron domain, the aspects of fault tolerance in complex Networks-on-Chip (NoCs) architectures are assuming an increasing relevance. Task remapping is a software based solution for dealing with permanent failures in processing elements in the NoC. In this work, we formulate the optimal task mapping problem for(More)
—Security is gaining relevance in the development of embedded devices. Toward a secure system at each level of design, this paper addresses security aspects related to Network-on-Chip (NoC) architectures, foreseen as the communication infrastructure of next-generation embedded devices. In the context of NoC-based multiprocessor systems, we focus on the(More)
Networks-on-Chip (NoCs) have appeared as design strategy to overcome the limitations, in terms of scalability, efficiency, and power consumption of current buses. In this paper, we discuss the idea of using NoCs to monitor system behaviour at run-time by tracing activities at initiators and targets. Main goal of the monitoring system is to retrieve(More)
Security is gaining increasing relevance in the development of embedded devices. Towards a secure system at each level of design, this paper addresses the security aspects related to Network-on-Chip (NoC) architectures, foreseen as the communication infrastructure of next-generation embedded devices. In the context of NoC-based Multiprocessor systems, we(More)
—The MADNESS project aims at the definition of innovative system-level design methodologies for embedded MP-SoCs, extending the classic concept of design space exploration in multi-application domains to cope with high heterogeneity, technology scaling and system reliability. The main goal of the project is to provide a framework able to guide designers and(More)
In this paper, we propose and discuss a monitoring architecture for Networks-on-Chip (NoCs) that provides system information useful for helping designers in efficiently exploiting resources available in new complex Multiprocessor System-on-Chip (MPSoC) platforms, and in understanding their behavior. We focus on the analysis of the architectural details and(More)