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
    PublisherCentre for Telematics and Information Technology (CTIT)
    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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    • A Survey of Efficient On-Chip Communications for SoC

      Kavaldjiev, N. & Smit, G. J. M., Oct 2003, 4th PROGRESS Symposium on Embedded Systems 2003. Utrecht, The Netherlands: STW, p. 129-140 12 p.

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