A Virtual Channel Network-on-Chip for GT and BE traffic

Nikolay Kavaldjiev, Gerard J.M. Smit, Pierre G. Jansen, Pascal T. Wolkotte

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    Abstract

    This paper presents an on-chip network for a run-time reconfigurable System-on-Chip. The network uses packet-switching with virtual channels. It can provide guaranteed services as well as best effort services. The guaranteed services are based on virtual channel allocation, in contrast to other on-chip networks where guarantees are provided by time-division multiplexing. The network is particularly suitable for systems in which the traffic is dominated by streams. We model the data traffic in the system and simulate the behaviour of the network with this model. The results show that the network is capable of handling the system traffic and can provide the required guarantees.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationEnschede
    PublisherCentre for Telematics and Information Technology (CTIT)
    Number of pages11
    Publication statusPublished - Nov 2005

    Publication series

    NameCTIT Technical Report Series
    PublisherCTIT
    No.05-55
    ISSN (Print)1381-3625

    Keywords

    • QoS
    • MP-SoC
    • EC Grant Agreement nr.: FP6/001908
    • CAES-EEA: Efficient Embedded Architectures
    • Guaranteed services
    • NoC
    • Network-on-Chip

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    Kavaldjiev, N., Smit, G. J. M., Jansen, P. G., & Wolkotte, P. T. (2005). A Virtual Channel Network-on-Chip for GT and BE traffic. (CTIT Technical Report Series; No. 05-55). Enschede: Centre for Telematics and Information Technology (CTIT).