Network-on-Chip: The Next Generation of System-on-Chip Integration (Hardback)
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Network-on-Chip: The Next Generation of System-on-Chip Integration (Hardback)

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Hardback 388 Pages / Published: 03/12/2014
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Addresses the Challenges Associated with System-on-Chip Integration

Network-on-Chip: The Next Generation of System-on-Chip Integration examines the current issues restricting chip-on-chip communication efficiency, and explores Network-on-chip (NoC), a promising alternative that equips designers with the capability to produce a scalable, reusable, and high-performance communication backbone by allowing for the integration of a large number of cores on a single system-on-chip (SoC). This book provides a basic overview of topics associated with NoC-based design: communication infrastructure design, communication methodology, evaluation framework, and mapping of applications onto NoC. It details the design and evaluation of different proposed NoC structures, low-power techniques, signal integrity and reliability issues, application mapping, testing, and future trends.

Utilizing examples of chips that have been implemented in industry and academia, this text presents the full architectural design of components verified through implementation in industrial CAD tools. It describes NoC research and developments, incorporates theoretical proofs strengthening the analysis procedures, and includes algorithms used in NoC design and synthesis. In addition, it considers other upcoming NoC issues, such as low-power NoC design, signal integrity issues, NoC testing, reconfiguration, synthesis, and 3-D NoC design.

This text comprises 12 chapters and covers:

The evolution of NoC from SoC-its research and developmental challengesNoC protocols, elaborating flow control, available network topologies, routing mechanisms, fault tolerance, quality-of-service support, and the design of network interfacesThe router design strategies followed in NoCsThe evaluation mechanism of NoC architecturesThe application mapping strategies followed in NoCs Low-power design techniques specifically followed in NoCsThe signal integrity and reliability issues of NoCThe details of NoC testing strategies reported so farThe problem of synthesizing application-specific NoCsReconfigurable NoC design issuesDirection of future research and development in the field of NoC

Network-on-Chip: The Next Generation of System-on-Chip Integration covers the basic topics, technology, and future trends relevant to NoC-based design, and can be used by engineers, students, and researchers and other industry professionals interested in computer architecture, embedded systems, and parallel/distributed systems.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
ISBN: 9781466565265
Number of pages: 388
Weight: 658 g
Dimensions: 235 x 156 x 25 mm


"What makes this book special as compared to the current literature in the field is that it provides a complete picture of NoC architectures. In fact, current books in the context of NoCs are usually specific and presuppose a basic knowledge of NoC architectures. Conversely, this book provides a complete guide for both unskilled readers and researchers working in the area, to acquire not only the basic concepts but also the advanced techniques for improving power, cost and performance metrics of the on-chip communication system."
-Maurizio Palesi, Kore University, Italy

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