European Design and Automation Association
Applications from the embedded consumer domain put challenging requirements on SoC infrastructures, i.e. interconnect and memory. Specifically, video applications demand large storage capacity and high bandwidth while data accesses can be irregular. The System-on-Chip (SoC) architectures used for implementing these applications typically contain a heterogeneous collection of processing elements and use a single interface to off-chip DRAM in order to provide the required storage capacity at a low cost. Proper integration of interconnect and memory architecture is required to achieve the required bandwidths and latencies for accessing memory.