By Topic

A Network-on-Chip simulation framework for homogeneous Multi-Processor System-on-Chip

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$33 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

4 Author(s)
Yuan Wen Hau ; VeCAD Research Laboratory, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 81310 Skudai, Johor. Malaysia ; M. N. Marsono ; Chia Yee Ooi ; M. Khalil-Hani

This paper presents a Network-on-Chip (NoC) simulation framework at the Electronic System Level (ESL) design abstraction based on SystemC. The proposed ESL NoC framework extends the NIRGAM NoC simulator by integrating ARM Instruction Set Simulator (ISS) as its application Intellectual Property (IP) cores. This enables the modelling of complex homogeneous Multi-Processor System-on-Chip (MPSoC) by simulating the behaviour of embedded cores using ISSs attached to NoC tiles. The actual traffic patterns are extracted according to the target application for NoC performance analysis. In this paper, we describe the development of the extended NoC framework which includes the definitions of synchronization and data communication protocol, interprocess communication module, network interface architecture design, and device driver. Experimental result shows that the extended platform enables early NoC-based MPSoC system functionality estimation and provides NoC performance analysis with higher accuracy by considering the actual traffic trace according to the target application.

Published in:

ASIC (ASICON), 2011 IEEE 9th International Conference on

Date of Conference:

25-28 Oct. 2011