Parallel VLSI Processors for Robotics Using Multiple Bus Interconnection Networks

Bumchul KIM  Michitaka KAMEYAMA  Tatsuo HIGUCHI  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences   Vol.E75-A   No.6   pp.712-719
Publication Date: 1992/06/25
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Print ISSN: 0916-8508
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Section of Papers Selected from 1991 Joint Technical Conference on Circuits/Systems, Computers and Communications (JTC-CSCC '91))
Category: Robot Electronics
minimum-delay-time architecture,  VLSI processor for robotics,  parallel processing,  parallel communication,  multiple bus interconnection networks,  

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This paper proposes parallel VLSI processors for robotics based on multiple processing elements organized around multiple bus interconnection networks. The advantages of multiple bus interconnection networks are generality, simplicity of implementation and capability of parallel communications between processing elements, therefore it is considered to be suitable for parallel VLSI systems. We also propose the optimal scheduling formulated in an integer programming problem to minimize the delay time of the parallel VLSI processors.