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ISBN 9781420051728
Published March 31, 2008 by CRC Press
304 Pages 270 B/W Illustrations

 
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Book Description

Chip Design and Implementation from a Practical Viewpoint

Focusing on chip implementation, Low-Power NoC for High-Performance SoC Design provides practical knowledge and real examples of how to use network on chip (NoC) in the design of system on chip (SoC). It discusses many architectural and theoretical studies on NoCs, including design methodology, topology exploration, quality-of-service guarantee, low-power design, and implementation trials.

The Steps to Implement NoC

The book covers the full spectrum of the subject, from theory to actual chip design using NoC. Employing the Unified Modeling Language (UML) throughout, it presents complicated concepts, such as models of computation and communication–computation partitioning, in a manner accessible to laypeople. The authors provide guidelines on how to simplify complex networking theory to design a working chip. In addition, they explore the novel NoC techniques and implementations of the Basic On-Chip Network (BONE) project. Examples of real-time decisions, circuit-level design, systems, and chips give the material a real-world context.

Low-Power NoC and Its Application to SoC Design

Emphasizing the application of NoC to SoC design, this book shows how to build the complicated interconnections on SoC while keeping a low power consumption.

Table of Contents

Preface NoC-Based System-Level Design
NoC and System-Level Design
Introduction to SoC Design
Platform-Based SoC Design
Multiprocessor SoC and NoC
Low-Power SoC Design
System Design with Model of Computation
System Models
Validation and Verification
Hardware/Software Codesign
Codesign
Application Analysis
Synthesis
Computation–Communication Partitioning
Communication System: Current Trend
Separation of Communication and Computation
Communication-Centric SoC Design
Communication Synthesis
Network-Based Design
NoC-Based real Chip Implementation
NoC-Based SoC
NoC
Architecture of NoC
Practical Design of NoC
NoC Topology and Protocol Design
Introduction
Analysis Methodology
Energy Exploration
NoC Protocol Design
Summary
Low Power Design for NoC
Introduction
Low-Power Signaling
On-Chip Serialization
Low-Power Clocking
Low-Power Channel Coding
Low-Power Switch
Low-Power NoC Protocol
Real Chip Implementation
Introduction
BONE Series
Industrial Implementations
Academic Implementations
Appendix: BONE Protocol Specification
Overview of BONE
BONE Protocol
Index
References appear at the end of each chapter.

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