University of Rome
Due to growing integration densities and increasing use of modular design approaches, embedded systems and System-on-Chip (SoC) are becoming increasingly communication-oriented. Thus, these complex systems necessitate flexible and high-performance communication subsystems capable of handling data rates of multiple Gbit/s. Network-on-Chip (NoC) is a new paradigm for such on-chip interconnection and communication and shows substantial advantages compared to conventional buses or point-to-point interconnects. By splitting up global wires, NoCs mitigate physical problems due to increasing integration densities as discussed in.