A Survey of Efficient On-Chip Communications for SoC

Nikolay Kavaldjiev, Gerard J.M. Smit

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    This paper provides a survey of methods and techniques for flexible on-chip inter-processor communications for Systems-on-a-Chip (SoC) components. These devices are applied in battery-powered mobile multimedia devices. A classification is made of the most popular interconnection methods, techniques and mechanisms used for the inter-processor communications including interconnection network topologies, switching techniques, flow control, routing, deadlock avoidance and queuing techniques. Several projects dealing with on-chip interconnection networks are reviewed. As mobile multimedia devices are battery powered special attention is paid to energy-efficiency, the ways it can be achieved and how the different techniques contribute to it.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationEnschede
    PublisherDistributed and Embedded Security (DIES)
    Number of pages42
    Publication statusPublished - Aug 2003

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    NameCTIT-technical reports
    PublisherUniversity of Twente, Centre for Telematics and Information Technology (CTIT)



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    Kavaldjiev, N., & Smit, G. J. M. (2003). A Survey of Efficient On-Chip Communications for SoC. (CTIT-technical reports; No. 2003-41). Enschede: Distributed and Embedded Security (DIES).