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On-Chip Communication Architectures

System on Chip Interconnect

Over the past decade, system-on-chip (SoC) designs have evolved to address the ever increasing complexity of applications, fueled by the era of digital convergence. Improvements in process technology have effectively shrunk board-level components so they can be integrated on a single chip. New on-chip communication architectures have been designed to support all inter-component communication in a SoC design. These communication architecture fabrics have a critical impact on the power consumption, performance, cost and design cycle time of modern SoC designs. As application complexity strains the communication backbone of SoC designs, academic and industrial R&D efforts and dollars are increasingly focused on communication architecture design. This book is a comprehensive reference on concepts, research and trends in on-chip communication architecture design. It will provide readers with a comprehensive survey, not available elsewhere, of all current standards for on-chip communication architectures.

Audience
Practitioners/Researchers in VLSI Design, System on Chip Design, and Networks on Chips at integrated circuit design companies such as Xilinx, IBM, Texas Instruments, Freescale Semiconductor, Infineon, etc; Software developers in electronic design automation companies such as Synopsis, Cadence, Mentor Graphics, Magma, etc. Graduate students in VLSI design, training to go to work for the above.

Hardbound, 544 Pages

Published: April 2008

Imprint: Morgan Kaufmann

ISBN: 978-0-12-373892-9

Contents

  • An Overview of System-on-Chips; Need for Communication-centric Design Flow; Basic Concepts of Bus-based Communication Architectures; Bus-based Communication Architecture Specification Standards; Limitations of Current Design Approaches; Physical and Electrical Analysis; Models for Performance Exploration; Power/Energy Exploration; Design and Synthesis of Communication Architectures; Innovative Aspects; Dynamic Bus Reconfiguration; Bus Encoding Techniques; Interface Synthesis and Optimization; Secure On-chip Communication Infrastructure; Verification; Custom Bus Design; Open Problems; Network-on-Chips; Optical Interconnects; Wireless Interconnects; Physical Design Trends

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