Arteris Articles

EDN: Why The Network-on-Chip Has Displaced Crossbar Switches at Scale

Benoit de Lescure, CTO at Arteris IP authors this 2nd article in a new series for EDN:

Why The Network-on-Chip Has Displaced Crossbar Switches at Scale

May 13th, 2021 - By Benoit de Lescure

The NoC interconnect is the SoC architecture.

In my first article of this series about interconnect design, I explained why on-chip communication has become central to a system-on-chip (SoC) architecture. These architectural decisions determine bandwidth, throughput, quality-of-service (QoS), power usage, safety, and cost. Here, the difference between a world-class achievement and a shortcoming starts with the communication architecture choice.

Topics: ARM NIC-400 SoC NoC network-on-chip automotive mobileye AI arteris ip Benoit de Lescure digital eyeq interconnects communications EDN plug-and-play

EDN: The Network-on-Chip Interconnect is the SoC

Benoit de Lescure, CTO at Arteris IP authors this new series of articles in EDN:

The Network-on-Chip Interconnect is the SoC

March 25th, 2021 - By Benoit de Lescure

The NoC interconnect is the SoC architecture.

“The network is the computer,” coined by John Gage of Sun Microsystems back in 1984, proved incredibly insightful. This idea is re-emerging, this time within the SoC realm. Functions in a chip that communicate with each other—not through simple wires but through complex network elements such as switches, protocol converters, packetizers, and so on—are not so different from the set of computers communicating through a network within a cabinet, or a room, back in 1984.

Topics: SoC NoC AMBA network-on-chip automotive CPU AI arteris ip interconnects QoS DDR ic design EDN bus fabric