International Journal of Computer Applications
As the technology shrinks, the power consumed by links dominating the power consumed by routers. The authors can reduce power consumed by links by using clock gating and data encoding schemes. Clock gating is one method to reduce switching power in NoC links and they can provide this at the time of synthesis by using EDA tools. The data encoding scheme exploits the wormhole switching techniques and works on an end-to-end basis. That is, flits are encoded by the Network Interface (NI) before they are injected in the network and are decoded by the destination NI.