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Performance evaluation for passive-type optical network-on-chip

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Optical networks-on-chip (ONoCs) represent an emerging technology for use as a communication platform for systems-on-chip (SoC). It is a novel on-chip communication system where information is transmitted in the form of light, as opposed to the conventional electrical network-on-chip (ENoC). This work studies the performance of a class of ONoCs that employ a single central passive-type optical router using wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) as a routing mechanism. The ONoC performance analysis has been carried out both at system-level (network latency and throughput) and at the physical level. In physical-level (optical) performance analysis of the ONoC, we study the communication reliability of the ONoC formulated by the signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) and the bit error rate (BER). Optical performance of the ONoC is carried out based on the system parameters, component characteristics and technology. The system-level analysis is carried out through simulation using flit-level-accurate SystemC model. Experimental results prove the scalability of the ONoC and demonstrate that the ONoC is able to deliver a comparable bandwidth or even better (in large network sizes) to the ENoC.

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Allam, Atef, Ian O’Connor, and Wim Heirman. 2010. “Performance Evaluation for Passive-type Optical Network-on-chip.” In Rapid System Prototyping, 21st IEEE International Symposium, Proceedings. New York, NY, USA: IEEE.
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Allam, A., O’Connor, I., & Heirman, W. (2010). Performance evaluation for passive-type optical network-on-chip. Rapid System Prototyping, 21st IEEE International symposium, Proceedings. Presented at the 21st IEEE International symposium on Rapid System Prototyping (RSP 2010), New York, NY, USA: IEEE.
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Allam A, O’Connor I, Heirman W. Performance evaluation for passive-type optical network-on-chip. Rapid System Prototyping, 21st IEEE International symposium, Proceedings. New York, NY, USA: IEEE; 2010.
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Allam, Atef, Ian O’Connor, and Wim Heirman. “Performance Evaluation for Passive-type Optical Network-on-chip.” Rapid System Prototyping, 21st IEEE International Symposium, Proceedings. New York, NY, USA: IEEE, 2010. Print.
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  abstract     = {Optical networks-on-chip (ONoCs) represent an emerging technology for use as a communication platform for systems-on-chip (SoC). It is a novel on-chip communication system where information is transmitted in the form of light, as opposed to the conventional electrical network-on-chip (ENoC). This work studies the performance of a class of ONoCs that employ a single central passive-type optical router using wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) as a routing mechanism. The ONoC performance analysis has been carried out both at system-level (network latency and throughput) and at the physical level. In physical-level (optical) performance analysis of the ONoC, we study the communication reliability of the ONoC formulated by the signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) and the bit error rate (BER). Optical performance of the ONoC is carried out based on the system parameters, component characteristics and technology. The system-level analysis is carried out through simulation using flit-level-accurate SystemC model. Experimental results prove the scalability of the ONoC and demonstrate that the ONoC is able to deliver a comparable bandwidth or even better (in large network sizes) to the ENoC.},
  author       = {Allam, Atef and O'Connor, Ian and Heirman, Wim},
  booktitle    = {Rapid System Prototyping, 21st IEEE International symposium, Proceedings},
  isbn         = {9781424470747},
  language     = {eng},
  location     = {Fairfax, VA, USA},
  pages        = {7},
  publisher    = {IEEE},
  title        = {Performance evaluation for passive-type optical network-on-chip},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/rsp\_2010.42},
  year         = {2010},
}

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