Multi-Core/Multi-IP Technology for Embedded Applications

Naohiko IRIE  Toshihiro HATTORI  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Electronics   Vol.E92-C   No.10   pp.1232-1239
Publication Date: 2009/10/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1353
DOI: 10.1587/transele.E92.C.1232
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: INVITED PAPER (Special Section on Hardware and Software Technologies on Advanced Microprocessors)
SoC,  multi-core,  embedded system,  platform,  

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SoC has driven the evolution of embedded systems or consumer electronics. Multi-core/multi-IP is the key technology to integrate many functions on a SoC for future embedded applications. In this paper, the transition of SoC and its required functions for cellular phones as an example is described. And the state-of-the-art multi-core technology of homogeneous type and heterogeneous type are shown. When many cores and IPs are integrated on a chip, collaboration between cores and IPs becomes important to meet requirement. To realize it, "MPSoC Platform" concept and elementary technology for this platform is described.