Quality of service in NoC for reconfigurable space applications

Albert Ferrer, Steve Parkes, Peter Mendham

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    Configurable System-on-Chip (SoC) solutions based on state-of-the art FPGA are a good candidate to fulfil the requirements of future high end onboard payload applications. Reliability, performance and flexibility provided by SoCs can be further extended using a new communication paradigm, the Network-on-a-Chip (NoC). NoCs have the potential to solve the scalability problem of traditional on-chip bus systems but may introduce uncertainties due to contention for shared network resources. This paper explores NoC solutions that provide QoS and propose a methodology for the seamless integration of payload data-handling protocols into a NoC architecture.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings - 2009 NASA/ESA Conference on Adaptive Hardware and Systems, AHS 2009
    Place of PublicationLOS ALAMITOS
    PublisherIEEE Computer Society
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Print)9780769537146
    Publication statusPublished - 2009
    Event4th NASA/ESA Conference on Adaptive Hardware and Systems - San Francisco, United States
    Duration: 29 Jul 20091 Aug 2009


    Conference4th NASA/ESA Conference on Adaptive Hardware and Systems
    Abbreviated titleAHS-2009
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    CitySan Francisco
    Internet address


    • System-on-Chip
    • Network-on-a-Chip
    • NoC
    • MPSoC
    • QoS
    • Space Wire
    • FPGA
    • Reconfigurable
    • CHIP
    • DESIGN


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