By Marcello Coppola, Miltos D. Grammatikakis, Riccardo Locatelli, Giuseppe Maruccia, Lorenzo Pieralisi
Streamlined layout ideas particularly for NoCTo remedy serious network-on-chip (NoC) structure and layout difficulties regarding constitution, functionality and modularity, engineers in most cases depend on counsel from the abundance of literature approximately better-understood system-level interconnection networks. notwithstanding, on-chip networks current numerous exact demanding situations that require novel and really good ideas no longer present in the tried-and-true system-level thoughts. A Balanced research of NoC ArchitectureAs the 1st special description of the economic Spidergon STNoC structure, layout of not pricey Interconnect Processing devices: Spidergon STNoC examines the very hot, cost-cutting know-how that's set to exchange famous shared bus architectures, akin to STBus, for challenging multiprocessor system-on-chip (SoC) functions. making use of a balanced, well-organized constitution, uncomplicated instructing tools, quite a few illustrations, and easy-to-understand examples, the authors clarify: how the SoC and NoC expertise works why builders designed it the way in which they did the system-level layout technique and instruments used to configure the Spidergon STNoC structure modifications in expense constitution among NoCs and system-level networks From pros in desktop sciences, electric engineering, and different comparable fields, to semiconductor owners and traders – all readers will relish the encyclopedic therapy of history NoC details starting from CMPs to the fundamentals of interconnection networks. The textual content introduces leading edge system-level layout method and instruments for effective layout house exploration and topology choice. It additionally presents a wealth of key theoretical and functional MPSoC and NoC themes, equivalent to technological deep sub-micron results, homogeneous and heterogeneous processor architectures, multicore SoC, interconnect processing devices, typical NoC parts, and embeddings of universal communique styles. An Arsenal of functional studying instruments at Your DisposalThe e-book contains a complimentary CD-ROM for functional education on NoC modeling and design-space exploration. It contains the award-winning process C-based On-Chip communique community (OCCN) setting, the single open-source community modeling and simulation framework at the moment on hand. With its constant, complete evaluation of the cutting-edge – and destiny tendencies – of NoC layout, this indispensible textual content might help readers harness the worth in the huge and ever-changing global of network-on-chip know-how.
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The Connex CA1024  is a multicore proposed initially for costeffective consumer HDTV, based on streaming, audio processing, video encoding, decoding and transcoding. The multicore uses an efficient data parallel 14 Design of Cost-Efficient Interconnect Processing Units: Spidergon STNoC ConnexArray architecture configured as a 2-d ring of (at least) 1024 RISC processors with local memory. The multicore supports a simplified vector instruction set of 70 instructions, including 16-bit integer and Boolean operations; no multiply-accumulate or floating point instructions are provided.
They offer the right level of performance, power dissipation, design flexibility, and cost compared to high performance solutions based on homogeneous Multicore processors. g. MPEG4 encoding, decoding and transcoding digital audio. These processors are connected through an on-chip interconnect to multiple integrated low end peripherals, hardware acceleration blocks, registers, embedded storage components, and external DRAM memory controllers. This architectural approach enables application-specific design dedicated to intensive tasks, achieving orders of magnitude better performance and reduced power consumption over traditional general-purpose solutions.
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