Scalable Connection-Based Time Division Multiple Access Architecture for Wireless Network-on-Chip

Shijun LIN  Zhaoshan LIU  Jianghong SHI  Xiaofang WU  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Electronics   Vol.E97-C   No.9   pp.918-921
Publication Date: 2014/09/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1353
DOI: 10.1587/transele.E97.C.918
Type of Manuscript: BRIEF PAPER
Category: Integrated Electronics
Wireless Network-on-Chip,  Connection-based,  Time division multiple access,  Scalable,  

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In this paper, we propose a scalable connection-based time division multiple access architecture for wireless NoC. In this architecture, only one-hop transmission is needed when a packet is transmitted from one wired subnet to another wired subnet, which improves the communication performance and cuts down the energy consumption. Furthermore, by carefully designing the central arbiter, the bandwidth of the wireless channel can be fully used. Simulation results show that compared with the traditional WCube wireless NoC architecture, the proposed architecture can greatly improve the network throughput, and cut down the transmission latency and energy consumption with a reasonable area overhead.