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1 Network-on-Chip A Channel Library for Asynchronous Circuit Design Supporting Mixed-Mode Modeling System-on-Chip Group, CSE-IMM, DTU

2 © System-on-Chip Group, CSE-IMM, DTU 2 Modeling Asynchronous Circuits Balsa Tangram CHP Verilog VHDL SystemC Asynchronous CommunityIndustry Standard

3 © System-on-Chip Group, CSE-IMM, DTU 3 Paper Contribution Modeling and simulation of asynchronous circuits at different and mixed level of abstraction using SystemC Provide a Channel model that supports different data-types and protocols for seamless design flow

4 © System-on-Chip Group, CSE-IMM, DTU 4 Overview Motivation  Modeling Asychronous Circuits at Different Levels of Abstraction Channel Model Requirements  Channel Phases to Capture Communication Order  Translation to Physical Asynchronous Protocol Channel Model Implementation Illustration of Channel Usage in Asynchronous Network-on-Chip Design Conclusions

5 © System-on-Chip Group, CSE-IMM, DTU 5 Design Iteration Producer Send(data) Consumer Receive(data) High-level Model Consumer Handshake Control Data Storage Producer Handshake Control Data Storage Low-level Model Consumer Handshake Control Data Storage Producer Send(data) Mixed-level Model Consumer Producer Mixed-level Model Handshake Control Data Storage Receive(data) Channel

6 © System-on-Chip Group, CSE-IMM, DTU 6 Design Iteration Producer Send(data) Consumer Receive(data) High-level Model Consumer Handshake Control Data Storage Producer Handshake Control Data Storage Low-level Model Consumer Handshake Control Data Storage Producer Send(data) Mixed-level Model Consumer Producer Mixed-level Model Handshake Control Data Storage Receive(data) Channel

7 © System-on-Chip Group, CSE-IMM, DTU 7 Channel Behaviour SETUPRECOVERTRANSFERSETUPRECOVER TRANSFER Channel Phase IDLE Channel Data VALID XXX send(); receive(); send(); receive(); Module Calls VALIDXXX req ack Data VALID Abstract Channel Behaviour Used in High-Level Model Physical Channel Behaviour (4-ph-bd) Used in Low-Level Model

8 © System-on-Chip Group, CSE-IMM, DTU 8 Producer Channel Design ch_phase Data Lines Translator Protocol-Independent Channel 4-phase-bundled-data Channel ack req data send() probe() send_if recieve() probe() receive_if Abstract Interface Consumer Real Interface Abstract to physical data flow

9 © System-on-Chip Group, CSE-IMM, DTU 9 Channel Design ch_phase Data Lines Translator Protocol-Independent Channel 4-phase-bundled-data Channel ack req data send() probe() send_if recieve() probe() receive_if Producer Real Interface Consumer Abstract Interface Physical to abstract data flow

10 © System-on-Chip Group, CSE-IMM, DTU 10 Channel Design ch_phase Data Lines Translator Protocol-Independent Channel 4-phase-bundled-data Channel ack req data send() probe() send_if recieve() probe() receive_if Producer Real Interface Consumer Real Interface Physical to physical data flow

11 © System-on-Chip Group, CSE-IMM, DTU 11 Abstract to Physical Channel Translation send(); SETUP TRANSFERRECOVERIDLE req ack phase Procedural Call data VALIDXXX Consumer Handshake Control Data Storage Producer Send(data)

12 © System-on-Chip Group, CSE-IMM, DTU 12 Channel Usage in NoC Store-and-forward, TorusWormhole, Grid X-bar Abstract Physical Mixed- Mode Channel Library

13 © System-on-Chip Group, CSE-IMM, DTU 13 Conclusions Channel concept: that allows abstract, mixed and physical communication which enables the modeling and simulation of asynchronous protocols Channel implementation: supports seamless design refinement realized in SystemC Channel Usage: Applied in top-down design methodology for asynchronous networks-on-chip design

14 © System-on-Chip Group, CSE-IMM, DTU 14 References 1. J. Sparsø, S. Furber, “Principles of Asynchronous Circuit Design,” Chapter 8, Kluwer Academic Pub M. Pedersen, “Asynchronous Design Using Plain VHDL in a Standard CAD-tool Framework”, ACiD-WG Workshop, A. Saifhashemi, “Verilog HDL: A Replacement for CSP”, ACiD-WG, A. Bardsley and D. Edwards, “Compiling the language Balsa to delay-insensitive hardware”, Hardware Description Languages and their Applications, K. v Berkel, J. Kessels, M. Roncken, R. Saeijs, and F. Schalij, “The VLSI- Programming Language Tangram and Its Translation into Handshake Circuits”, W. J. Dally and B. Towles, “Route packets, not wires: On-chip interconnection networks”, DAC, SystemC Workgroup, 8. T. Grötker, S. Liao, G. Martin, and S. Swan, “System Design with SystemC,” Kluwer Academic Pub., T. Fitzpatrick, “SystemVerilog for VHDL Users”, DATE, 2004


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