October 14, 2009, 2:00 - 3:00 pm
117 Electrical Engineering Building

Wireless Network-on-Chip:  New Communication Paradigm for Gigascale Heterogeneous MCSoCs

Many-Core System-on-Chip (MCSoC) designs, where hundreds or even thousands of IP cores are integrated on a single die, are rapidly emerging. Such MCSoC devices allow superior performance gains while side-stepping the power and heat dissipation limitations of clock frequency scaling. The main advantage lies in the exploitation of parallelism, distributively and massively. Consequently, the on-chip communication fabric becomes the performance determinant. To bridge the widening gap between computation requirements and communication efficiency faced by gigascale heterogeneous MCSoCs in the coming billion-transisitor era, a new on-chip communication system, dubbed Wireless Network-on-Chip (WnoC) has been proposed by using recently developed RF interconnect technology.


Danella Zhao will present the feasibility study of WNoC from various aspects:  physical layer exploration, system architecture design, RF microarchitecture development, and hardware implementation.


Presented by:

Danella Zhao, Assistant Professor, Center for Advanced Computer Studies, University of Louisiana, Lafayette


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