The Nostrum Backbone: a Communication Protocol Stack for Networks Chip
2004 (English)In: 17th International Conference On Vlsi Design, Proceedings - Design Methodologies For The Gigascale Era, LOS ALAMITOS, USA: IEEE COMPUTER SOC , 2004, 693-696 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
We propose a communication protocol stack to be used in Nostrum, our Network on Chip (NoC) architecture. In order to aid the designer in the selection process of what parts of protocols, and their respective facilities, to include, a layered approach to communication is taken. A nomenclature for describing the individual layers' interfaces and service definitions of the layers in the protocol stack is suggested,and used. The concept includes support for best effort traffic packet delivery as well as support for guaranteed bandwidth traffic, using virtual circuits. Furthermore an application to NoC adapter is defined, as part of the Resource to Network Interface, and is used to communicate between the Nostrum protocol stack and the application. An industrial example has been implemented, simulated, and the results justifies the suggested layered approach.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
LOS ALAMITOS, USA: IEEE COMPUTER SOC , 2004. 693-696 p.
Adaptive control systems, Computer architecture, Interfaces (computer), Microprocessor chips, Network protocols, Packet networks, Programmable logic controllers, Virtual reality
Other Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-5697ISI: 000189438600102ScopusID: 2-s2.0-2342620693ISBN: 0-7695-2072-3OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-5697DiVA: diva2:10146
17th International Conference on VLSI Design, Mumbai, INDIA, JAN 05-09, 2004
QC 201011222006-05-112006-05-112014-12-11Bibliographically approved