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A Manhattan street network implementation for networks on chip

Tayan, O. and Harle, D.A. (2004) A Manhattan street network implementation for networks on chip. In: 2004 International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies: From Theory to Applications, 2004-04-19 - 2004-04-23.

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This paper introduces a new approach for implementing high-speed communications within a chip: in particular, the Manhattan street network (MSN) with the clockwork routing scheme is proposed as a particularly suitable candidate for use in high-speed networks. Significantly, the MSN has a contention-free network layer that removes the need for storage at routing nodes, whilst the throughput is comparable with conventional schemes. Moreover, this paper presents a quantitative comparison of techniques for providing medium access control under stringent performance requirements