Date Added: Jul 2012
Multiprocessor system on chip is emerging as a new trend for System on chip design but the wire and power design constraints are forcing adoption of new design methodologies. Researchers pursued a scalable solution to this problem, i.e., Network on Chip (NOC). Network on Chip architecture better supports the integration of SOC consists of on chip packet switched network. Thus the idea is borrowed from large scale multiprocessors and wide area network domain and envisions on chip routers based network. Cores access the network by means of proper interfaces and have their packets forwarded to destination through multichip routing path.