An efficient on-chip NI offering guaranteed services, shared-memory abstraction, and flexible network configuration

A. Radulescu, J.T.M.H. Dielissen, S.G. Pestana, O.P. Gangwal, E. Rijpkema, P. Wielage, K.G.W. Goossens

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Abstract

In this paper, we present a network interface (NI) for an on-chip network. Our NI decouples computation from communication by offering a shared-memory abstraction, which is independent of the network implementation. We use a transaction-based protocol to achieve backward compatibility with existing bus protocols such as AXI, OCP, and DTL. Our NI has a modular architecture, which allows flexible instantiation. It provides both guaranteed and best-effort services via connections. These are configured via NI ports using the network itself, instead of a separate control interconnect. An example instance of this NI with four ports has an area of 0.25 mm2 after layout in 0. 13-µm technology, and runs at 500 MHz. U7 - Cited By (since 1996): 50 U7 - Export Date: 5 February 2010 U7 - Source: Scopus
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4-17
Number of pages14
JournalIEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems
Volume24
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005

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