An area-efficient dynamically reconfigurable Spatial Division Multiplexing network-on-chip with static throughput guarantee

Zhiyao Joseph Yang, Akash Kumar, Yajun Ha
2010 2010 International Conference on Field-Programmable Technology  
With an increasing trend to implement Network-on-Chip (NoC)-based Multi-Processor Systems-on-Chips (MPSoCs), NoCs need to have guaranteed services and be dynamically reconfigurable. Many current NoCs consume too much area and cannot support dynamic reconfiguration. In this paper, we present an area-efficient Spatial Division Multiplexing (SDM)based NoC. We replaced area consuming 32-bit to M-bit serializers with 32-bit to 1-bit serializers in the network interface and incur almost no loss in
more » ... formance. We also restrict flexibility in the router to achieve further area reduction. A separate areaefficient control network, with an overhead of 3.9% of the total area of the NoC, is developed to support dynamic reconfiguration.
doi:10.1109/fpt.2010.5681443 dblp:conf/fpt/YangKH10 fatcat:zm3ijbnpk5gwpelnuujwdxrhvu