Networks on Chip

  • Axel Jantsch
  • Hannu Tenhunen

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. System Design and Methodology

    1. Axel Jantsch, Hannu Tenhunen
      Pages 3-18
    2. Juha-Pekka Soininen, Hannu Heusala
      Pages 19-38
    3. Andrew Mihal, Kurt Keutzer
      Pages 39-59
    4. Kees Goossens, John Dielissen, Jef van Meerbergen, Peter Poplavko, Andrei Rădulescu, Edwin Rijpkema et al.
      Pages 61-82
  3. Hardware and Basic Infrastructure

    1. Davide Bertozzi, Luca Benini, Giovanni De Micheli
      Pages 107-129
    2. Raimund Ubar, Jaan Raik
      Pages 131-152
    3. Johnny Öberg
      Pages 153-172
    4. Martti Forsell
      Pages 173-192
    5. Ilkka Saastamoinen, David Sigüenza-Tortosa, Jari Nurmi
      Pages 193-213
  4. Software and Application Interfaces

    1. Eric Verhulst
      Pages 217-238
    2. Zhonghai Lu, Raimo Haukilahti
      Pages 239-260
    3. Sungjoo Yoo, Gabriela Nicolescu, Iuliana Bacivarov, Wassim Youssef, Aimen Bouchhima, Ahmed A. Jerraya
      Pages 261-279
    4. Miltos Grammatikakis, Marcello Coppola, Fabrizio Sensini
      Pages 281-303

About this book


As the number of processor cores and IP blocks integrated on a single chip is steadily growing, a systematic approach to design the communication infrastructure becomes necessary. Different variants of packed switched on-chip networks have been proposed by several groups during the past two years. This book summarizes the state of the art of these efforts and discusses the major issues from the physical integration to architecture to operating systems and application interfaces. It also provides a guideline and vision about the direction this field is moving to. Moreover, the book outlines the consequences of adopting design platforms based on packet switched network. The consequences may in fact be far reaching because many of the topics of distributed systems, distributed real-time systems, fault tolerant systems, parallel computer architecture, parallel programming as well as traditional system-on-chip issues will appear relevant but within the constraints of a single chip VLSI implementation.


VLSI architecture computer computer architecture distributed systems operating system processor

Editors and affiliations

  • Axel Jantsch
    • 1
  • Hannu Tenhunen
    • 1
  1. 1.Royal Institute of TechnologyStockholm

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