Network-on-Chip Design for High Performance Demanding Multimedia Application
Systems-on-Chip architecture integrates several heterogeneous components on a single chip. A key challenge is to design the communication between the different entities of a SoC in order to minimize the communication overhead. Network-on-Chip (NoC) is a new approach for communication infrastructure of Systems-on-Chip (SoC) design, which provides network based solution for on-chip communication. Networks on Chip can be designed in different ways, according to the network architecture and protocol choice. It is important to balance the communication needs across the different links to avoid congestion and hot spots especially for high performance multimedia application.