Hardware implementation and evaluation of the Flexible router architecture for NoCs

Hossam El-Sayed, Mohammed Ragab, Mohammed S. Sayed, Victor Goulart

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    Abstract

    The core of the Network on Chips is the router; therefore it is needed to design routers that meet the requirements of performance, area and power. In order to improve its performance, some techniques tend to increase the number of buffers, but it is responsible for a large portion of the router area and power. In the Flexible router architecture, the performance of the router increased in terms of increasing the saturation rate while having the same number of buffers as the Base router. Moreover, it was found that at high injection rates, the Flexible router outperforms the base router by near 14.3% in throughput, 27.6% of Latency and 15% increase in saturation point for uniform random traffic. This Paper focuses on hardware implementation and evaluation of the Flexible Router to verify its functionality and evaluate its performance compared to the base router. We use a cycle-accurate NoC simulation system implemented in Verilog HDL under uniform, neighbor, and hotspot traffic patterns.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication2013 IEEE 20th International Conference on Electronics, Circuits, and Systems, ICECS 2013
    PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
    Pages621-624
    Number of pages4
    ISBN (Print)9781479924523
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2013
    Event2013 IEEE 20th International Conference on Electronics, Circuits, and Systems, ICECS 2013 - Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
    Duration: Dec 8 2013Dec 11 2013

    Publication series

    NameProceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Electronics, Circuits, and Systems

    Other

    Other2013 IEEE 20th International Conference on Electronics, Circuits, and Systems, ICECS 2013
    CountryUnited Arab Emirates
    CityAbu Dhabi
    Period12/8/1312/11/13

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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