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Applying UML Interactions and Actor-Oriented Simulation to the Design Space Exploration of Network-on-Chip Interconnects

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DatePublished - 1 Apr 2008
Original languageEnglish


This paper presents an approach supporting designer- driven interactive design space exploration for network-on-chip interconnects. It abstracts the functionality of the interconnect using UML interactions, which are in turn used as reference for the development of an actor-oriented model. Such model can be annotated with timing information, thus allowing the validation of the interconnect performance under a given traffic load. The proposed model allows simpler tuning and modification of the interconnect, improved observability and debugging, while presenting acceptable loss of accuracy with regard to a cycle-accurate RTL model.

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  • UML interactions, actor-oriented simulation, cycle-accurate RTL model, debugging, design space exploration, network-on-chip interconnects, observability, register transfer level, timing information, traffic load, Unified Modeling Language, integrated circuit interconnections, logic CAD, network-on-chip, program debugging, timing

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