Performance Evaluation of Application Mapping Approaches for Network-on-Chip Designs

Waqar Amin, Fawad Hussain, Sheraz Anjum, Sarzamin Khan, Naveed Khan Baloch, Zulqar Nain, Sung Won Kim
2020 IEEE Access  
Network-on-chip (NoC) is evolving as a better substitute for incorporating a large number of cores on a single system-on-chip (SoC). The dependency on multi-core systems to accomplish the highperformance constraints of composite embedded applications is on the rise. This leads to the realization of efficient mapping approaches for such complex applications. The significance of efficient application mapping approaches has increased ever since the embedded applications have become more complex
more » ... performance-oriented. This paper presents the detailed comparative analysis and categorization of application mapping approaches with current trends in NoC design implementation. These approaches target to improve the performance of the whole system by optimizing communication cost, energy, power consumption, and latency. Apart from the categorization of the discussed approaches, comparison of communication cost, power, energy, and latency of the NoC system carried out on real applications like VOPD and MPEG4. Moreover, the best technique identified in each category based on the evaluation of performance results. INDEX TERMS Network-on-Chip, application mapping, NoC design, VOPD, System-on-Chip.
doi:10.1109/access.2020.2982675 fatcat:kn6mkit3uvguvc2w6lx5dgddoe