This paper extends the System-on-Chip Wire (SoCWire) Network-On-Chip (NoC) with a reconfigurable router suitable for building FPGA-based NoC. Different configurations of the SoCWireRouter with a varying number of local and multi-dimensional ports have been used to create a number of equivalent networks. The system is prototyped in a FPGA-based PCIexpress board with the NoC connected to a softcore processor that acts as system master and monitor. The evaluation of equivalent networks for a fixed number of computing nodes under a synthetic and realistic traffic loads indicates the ideal SoCWireRouter topology depends on the design objectives and expected traffic pattern.
|Publication status||Published - 2012|
|Event||FPGAworld '12 Proceedings of the Annual FPGA Conference - Stockholm, Copenhagen, Tampere, Sweden |
Duration: 4 Sep 2012 → 5 Oct 2012
|Conference||FPGAworld '12 Proceedings of the Annual FPGA Conference|
|Period||4/09/12 → 5/10/12|