Key Research Issues for Reconfigurable Network-on-Chip

R. Dafali, J.-Ph. Diguet, M. Sevaux
2008 2008 International Conference on Reconfigurable Computing and FPGAs  
Network on chip (NoC) has emerged as the design paradigm for scalable System on Chip with harsh bandwidth requirements. However, current NoCs remain not flexible enough to support communication dynamic behaviors (size, instances) inherent to a growing majority of embedded systems. Few solutions have been proposed to make NoC reconfigurable using different methods but, to the best of our knowledges, none of them has a clear and reusable design methodology. The first objective of this paper is to
more » ... propose an overview of existing work as a starting point for research in this domain. Then to deal with the current situation, we introduce a description of a dynamic reconfiguration model for NoC and enumerate several outstanding research issues organized on three topics: dynamic reconfiguration administration, network infrastructure reconfiguration and network protocols reconfiguration. 2008 International Conference on Reconfigurable Computing and FPGAs 978-0-7695-3474-9/08 $25.00
doi:10.1109/reconfig.2008.72 dblp:conf/reconfig/DafaliDS08 fatcat:p5qskhiec5byvo2zlled4cpcyu