Crosstalk modeling to predict channel delay in Network-on-Chips

Patooghy, A ; Sharif University of Technology | 2010

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  1. Type of Document: Article
  2. DOI: 10.1109/ICCD.2010.5647684
  3. Publisher: 2010
  4. Abstract:
  5. Communication channels in Network-on-Chips (NoCs) are highly susceptible to crosstalk faults due to the use of nano-scale VLSI technologies in the fabrication of NoCs. Crosstalk faults cause variable timing delay in NoC channels based on the patterns of transitions appearing on the channels. This paper proposes an analytical model to estimate the timing delay of an NoC channel in the presence of crosstalk faults. The model calculates expected number of 4C, 3C, 2C, and 1C transition patterns to predict delay of a K-bit communication channel. The model is applicable for both non-protected channels and channels which are protected by crosstalk mitigation methods. Spice simulations are done in a wide range of working conditions to validate the proposed model. Delays extracted from the simulations are compared with those obtained from the model. Comparisons show that the proposed model accurately estimates the delay of NoC channels. In addition, the proposed model accelerates the evaluation phase of any crosstalk mitigation method by at least three orders of magnitude
  6. Keywords:
  7. Analytical model ; Channel delay ; Crosstalk fault ; Crosstalk mitigation ; Evaluation phase ; Nano-scale VLSI ; Network-on-chips ; SPICE simulations ; Three orders of magnitude ; Timing delay ; Transition patterns ; Working conditions ; Communication channels (information theory) ; Crosstalk ; Mathematical models ; Time varying systems ; Computer simulation
  8. Source: Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Computer Design: VLSI in Computers and Processors, 3 October 2010 through 6 October 2010 ; October , 2010 , Pages 396-401 ; 10636404 (ISSN) ; 9781424489350 (ISBN)
  9. URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/5647684