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A Protocol Stack Architecture for Optical Network-on-Chip

As the Optical Network-on-Chip (ONoC) becomes a candidate solution for the communication infrastructure of the Systems-on-Chip (SoC), the development of proper hierarchical models and tools for its design and analysis, specific to its heterogeneous nature, becomes a necessity. This paper presents a novel protocol stack architecture for the ONoC. The proposed protocol stack is a 4-layered hardware stack consisting of the physical layer, the physical-adapter layer, the data link layer, and the network layer. It allows the modular design of each ONoC building block that boosts the interoperability and design reuse of the ONoC.

Provided by: The Second International Conference on Communications and Information Technology Topic: Networking Date Added: Feb 2012 Format: PDF

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