Dynamic-Priority Arbiter and Multiplexer Soft Macros for On-Chip Networks Switches

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Topic: Hardware
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On-chip interconnection networks simplify the integration of complex system-on-chips. The switches are the basic building blocks of such networks and their design critically affects the performance of the whole system. The transfer of data between the inputs and the outputs of the switch is performed by the crossbar, whose active connections are decided by the arbiter. In this paper, the authors design scalable dynamic-priority arbiters that are merged with the crossbar's multiplexers. The proposed RTL macros can adjust to various priority selection policies, while still following the same unified architecture.
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