Embedded Multicore/Manycore SoC Interconnection Networks

Track Chair

José L. AbellánUniversidad Católica de Murcia (UCAM), Spain

Topic of Interest

Advances in VLSI technology have enabled an increasing number of logic blocks like processor cores, and memory modules to be integrated on a single chip, and this has facilitated the realization of multicore systems on chip (MCSoC). To connect these logic blocks, several interconnection approaches have been employed. However, as the number of logic blocks increases, the interconnects play a more vital role in the MCSoC performance and operation cost. Consequently, innovative interconnect optimization approaches and design exploration have become essential to reaching performance and efficient MCSoC targets.  The topics of interest of the track include, but are not limited to:

  • Electronic/Photonic/RF NoC Architectures
  • Power and energy issues in NoCs
  • Application specific NoC design
  • Synchronous/asynchronous communication
  • RTOS support for NoCs
  • Modeling
  • Simulation
  • NoC support for MCSoC
  • NoC for FPGAs and structured ASICs
  • NoC design tools
  • Photonic components
  • Virtual fabrications
  • Photonic circuits
  • Routing