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Analyzing Methodologies of Irregular NoC Topology Synthesis

IJCA Special Issue on Communication and Networks
© 2011 by IJCA Journal
comnetcn - Number 1
Year of Publication: 2011
Naveen Choudhary
Dharm Singh
Surbhi Jain

Naveen Choudhary, Dharm Singh and Surbhi Jain. Article: Analyzing Methodologies of Irregular NoC Topology Synthesis. IJCA Special Issue on Communication and Networks comnetcn(1):35-39, December 2011. Full text available. BibTeX

	author = {Naveen Choudhary and Dharm Singh and Surbhi Jain},
	title = {Article: Analyzing Methodologies of Irregular NoC Topology Synthesis},
	journal = {IJCA Special Issue on Communication and Networks},
	year = {2011},
	volume = {comnetcn},
	number = {1},
	pages = {35-39},
	month = {December},
	note = {Full text available}


Network-On-Chip (NoC) provides a structured way of realizing communication for System on Chip (SoC) with many processing cores, which emphasize a communication-centric, as opposed to a computation-centric, design view. Network-on-Chip architectures have a wide variety of parameters that can be optimized according to the designer’s requirements. Exploration and optimization of these parameters is an active area of research and a large number of methodologies have been proposed for this. In this paper we study the existing techniques and categorize them on the basis of considered optimization objectives.


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