A Survey of Efficient On-Chip Communications for SoC

Nikolay Kavaldjiev, Gerard J.M. Smit

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    Abstract

    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
    Title of host publication4th PROGRESS Symposium on Embedded Systems
    Place of PublicationUtrecht, The Netherlands
    PublisherSTW
    Pages129-140
    Number of pages12
    ISBN (Print)90-73461-37-5
    Publication statusPublished - Oct 2003
    Event4th PROGRESS Symposium on Embedded Systems 2003 - Nieuwegein, Netherlands
    Duration: 22 Oct 200322 Oct 2003
    Conference number: 4

    Conference

    Conference4th PROGRESS Symposium on Embedded Systems 2003
    Abbreviated titlePROGRESS
    CountryNetherlands
    CityNieuwegein
    Period22/10/0322/10/03

    Keywords

    • CAES-EEA: Efficient Embedded Architectures

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