Radu Andrei Stefan

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—Networks-on-Chip are seen as promising interconnect solutions, offering the advantages of scalability and high frequency operation which the traditional bus interconnects lack. Several NoC implementations have been presented in the literature, some of them having mature tool-flows. The main differentiating factor between the various implementations are the(More)
Networks-on-Chip are seen as promising interconnect solutions, offering the advantages of scalability and high frequency operation which the traditional bus interconnects lack. Several NoC implementations have been presented in the literature, some of them having mature tool-flows and ecosystems. The main differentiating factor between the various(More)
This paper examines the opportunity of using compression for accelerating the (re)configuration of FPGA devices, focusing on the choice of compression algorithms, and their hardware implementation cost. As our purpose is the acceleration of the configuration process, estimating the decoder speed also plays a major role in our study. We evaluate a wide range(More)
Networks on chip have evolved as the natural solution for a scalable interconnect that can be automatically generated to suit the needs of the desired application. In this study we focus on improving the efficiency of on-chip networks using alternative routing strategies. We focus on a multi-path slot allocation method in networks with static resource(More)
Time-division-multiplexed networks based on the contention-free routing model represent an attractive high-performance and low-cost solution for on-chip communication thanks to their low buffer requirements at the router level. Traditionally, allocating the slots for each connection in the network TDM tables was performed at design time, thus requiring(More)
The rapid development in the electronics industry leads to a design process dominated by time-to-market constraints. The balance is shifted from logic design to packaging of already existing IP which results in a search for solutions for interconnecting the IP blocks. Networks-on-chip allow the rapid development a scalable interconnect and with the use of(More)
After gaining popularity as a method of authentication in the form of smart cards, electronic security mechanisms are making their way into the domain of embedded domain with the goal of protecting Intellectual Property or for Digital Rights Management. A key role in implementing security at chip-level is played by the interconnect, which has the task of(More)
keywords: noc, multipath, security In a highly competitive consumer electronics industry, companies try to protect their IP and that of their customers from reverse-engineering attempts and sometimes they attempt to crate barriers against unauthorized use of their products in applications like Digital Rights Management or DRM. This task is made more(More)