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Nanoscale Silicon-Aware Network-on-Chip Design Platform

Project description

Design of semiconductor components and electronic based miniaturised systems The objective of this project is to develop an innovative network-on-chip oriented design platform constituting a toolkit for the construction of NoC-based multi-core systems in nanoscale technologies The NaNoC project aims at developing an innovative design platform for future Network-on-Chip (NoC) based multi-core systems. This NaNoC design platform intends to master the design complexity of advanced microelectronic systems by enabling strict component oriented architectural design. A compositional approach to NoC design in future multi-core chips is out of the reach of current design methods and tools due to new design constraints. Requirements for co-design with high-level platform management frameworks facilitates a need for enhanced dynamism and flexibility in NoC composition (e.g., virtualization, power management, thermal management, application management). On the other hand, a higher degree of uncertainty originating from nanoscale integrated circuit fabrication technologies raises the need to build reliable systems out of unreliable components.The NaNoC design platform provides design methods and prototype tools to cope with both challenges and to make NoCs a mainstream interconnect backbone for effective system integration. The platform enables NoC component assembly at each layer of the design hierarchy. Therefore, design for manufacturability techniques and tools are developed to preserve yield in the presence of manufacturing defects and circuit performance/power variability.Above all, the NaNoC design platform fosters tight cooperation between system research, circuit design and process development by means of a silicon-aware decision making at each layer of the design hierarchy. In this direction, NaNoC not only provides a cross-layer approach to tackle composability challenges (e.g., physical design techniques for enhanced reliability combined with architecture-level techniques for fault containment), but also defines an exchange format for interoperability between design tools for cross-layer optimization. Interoperability between developed NoC design methods/prototype tools and mainstream design toolflows will also be pursued.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/civil engineering/architecture engineering

Call for proposal

FP7-ICT-2009-4
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator Contact

JOSE Flich (Mr.)

Coordinator

UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE VALENCIA
Address
Camino De Vera Sn Edificio 3A
46022 Valencia
Spain
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 513 763
Administrative Contact
JOSE ANTONIO PEREZ GARCIA (Mr.)

Participants (7)

iNoCs
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 495 960
Address
Route De Chavannes
1007 Lausanne
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Federico Angiolini (Dr.)
INFINEON TECHNOLOGIES AG

Participation ended

Germany
EU contribution
€ 127 200
Address
Am Campeon 1-15
85579 Neubiberg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Mingxia Wu-Lutzenberger (Ms.)
INTEL DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 113 626
Address
Am Campeon 10-12
85579 Neubiberg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Bernhard Scholz (Mr.)
LANTIQ Deutschland GmbH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 355 131
Address
Am Campeon 3
85579 Neubiberg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Bernd Schneider (Mr.)
TEKLATECH A/S
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 481 650
Address
Prinsesse Maries Alle 17 5
1908 Frederiksberg C
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Tobias Bjerregaard (Dr.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI FERRARA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 412 050
Address
Via Ariosto 35
44121 Ferrara
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Giorgio Vannini (Prof.)
SIMULA RESEARCH LABORATORY AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 425 620
Address
Martin Linges Vei 17
1364 Fornebu
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Tor Skeie (Prof.)