Network-on-a-chip Circuits Energy consumption Throughput Voltage control Communication system control Dynamic voltage scaling Frequency Power control Delay
Abstract—In complex embedded applications, optimisation and adaptation of both dynamic
and leakage power have become an issue at SoC grain. A fully power-aware globally-
asynchronous locally-synchronous network-on-chip (NoC) circuit is presented in this paper.
Network-on-chip architecture combined with a globally-asynchronous locally-synchronous
paradigm is a natural enabler for DVFS mechanisms. The circuit is arranged around an
asynchronous network-on-chip providing scalable communication and a 17 Gb/s ...