Multicore Systems-on-chip: Practical Hardware/Software by Ben Abadallah Abderazek

By Ben Abadallah Abderazek

Traditional on-chip verbal exchange layout usually use ad-hoc techniques that fail to satisfy the demanding situations posed by means of the next-generation MultiCore structures on-chip (MCSoC) designs. those significant demanding situations contain wiring hold up, predictability, assorted interconnection architectures, and tool dissipation. A Network-on-Chip (NoC) paradigm is rising because the resolution for the issues of interconnecting dozens of cores right into a unmarried procedure on-chip. besides the fact that, there are various difficulties linked to the layout of such platforms. those difficulties come up from non-scalable worldwide twine delays, failure to accomplish worldwide synchronization, and problems linked to non-scalable bus-based useful interconnects.

The publication includes 3 components, with every one half being subdivided into 4 chapters. the 1st half offers with layout and method concerns. The architectures utilized in traditional tools of MCSoCs layout and customized multiprocessor architectures aren't versatile sufficient to satisfy the necessities of other software domain names and never scalable sufficient to fulfill diverse computation wishes and varied complexities of varied functions. a number of chapters of the 1st half will emphasize at the layout options and methodologies.

the second one half covers the main severe a part of MCSoCs layout the interconnections. One method of addressing the layout methodologies is to undertake the so-called reusability characteristic to spice up layout productiveness. long ago years, the primitive layout devices advanced from transistors to gates, finite country machines, and processor cores. The network-on-chip paradigm bargains this appealing estate for the long run and may be capable of shut the productiveness hole.

The final a part of this ebook delves into MCSoCs validations and optimizations. A extra qualitative technique of procedure validation is predicated at the use of formal suggestions for layout. the most good thing about formal equipment is the prospect to end up the validity of crucial layout requisites. As formal languages have a mathematical beginning, it really is attainable to officially extract and ensure those wanted homes of the whole summary kingdom house. on-line trying out recommendations for making a choice on faults that could result in approach failure also are surveyed. Emphasis is given to analytical redundancy-based innovations which have been built for fault detection and isolation within the computerized keep an eye on region

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1007/978-94-91216-33-6_3, © 2010 Atlantis Press/World Scientific 35 36 Multicore Systems On-Chip: Practical Software/Hardware Design Issues Node Node Node Node Node Node Node Node Switch Switch Switch Switch Network media is shared by all nodes Fig. 1 Shared-media network Point-to-point network link Fig. 2 Switch-media network A typical example of on-chip shared-media network is an on-chip bus that connects IP cores via a shared wire link on a single chip. On-chip buses have been widely used as traditional on-chip interconnects [Flynn (1997); IBM (1999)].

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