Landry, Alexandre (2005) Architecture and circuit techniques for a 2 GHz advanced high-speed bus SoC interconnect infrastructure. Masters thesis, Concordia University.
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A key issue with high performance SoC platforms is how to interconnect their modules to effectively transfer large amounts of data in real-time. Today's most practical communication infrastructures are bus-based due to the small number of processing elements residing on a silicon die. Since the bandwidth of a shared bus goes down with the number of bus masters, hierarchical structures are used to parallelize transfers and to obtain a higher throughput. Hence, a novel shared memory SoC communication infrastructure based on the Advanced High-Speed Bus (AHB) is defined in this thesis. The objective of this dissertation is to explore various avenues to design a bus operating with a clock in excess of 2 GHz when targeting a 0.18 om CMOS process. As a first iteration, the fastest circuit techniques are reviewed so as to traverse the learning curve that a designer must experiment with very high-speed designs. To enhance the understanding of high-speed circuit styles, the main cores of an AHB are implemented from a novel, and aggressive, true-single-phase-clocking (TSPC) circuit style. The 2 GHz AHB arbiter has been laid out to prove the performance of the circuit techniques explored with the full-custom SoC infrastructure. In addition, an innovative 2 GHz pipelined memory has been created to respond to the hard IP requirements.
|Divisions:||Concordia University > Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science > Electrical and Computer Engineering|
|Item Type:||Thesis (Masters)|
|Pagination:||xiii, 103 leaves : ill. ; 29 cm.|
|Degree Name:||M.A. Sc.|
|Program:||Electrical and Computer Engineering|
|Thesis Supervisor(s):||Nekili, Mohamed|
|Deposited By:||Concordia University Libraries|
|Deposited On:||18 Aug 2011 14:21|
|Last Modified:||18 Aug 2011 14:21|
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