Embedded Multicore/Manycore SoC Interconnection Networks

Track Chair

José L. Abellán, University of Murcia, Spain

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, facilitating the realization of multicore systems on a 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.

  • 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