A Topology Design Customization Approach for (STNoC)
Palermo G., Mariani G., Silvano C., Locatelli R., Coppola M.
Article in conference proceedings
To support high bandwidth SoCs, a communication design flow is necessary for the design space exploration respecting tight design requirements. In order to exploit the benefits introduced by the NoC approach for the on-chip communication, the paper presents a design flow for the core mapping and customization of the network topology applied to STNoC, the Network on-Chip developed by STMicroelectronics. Starting from ring topology, the proposed application-specific flow tries to find a set of customized topologies, optimized in terms of performance and area/energy overhead, by adding links. The generated STNoC custom topologies provide a reduced cost with respect to the spidergon topology.
Nano-Nets 07, in proceedings of 2nd International Conference on Nano-Networks (Nano-Nets 2007).
application specific design, mapping, network-on-chip (NoC), STNoC, topology customization