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Multiprocessor Systems-on-Chips by Wayne Wolf, Ahmed Jerraya

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6.1. Introduction

The productivity requirements for multiprocessor system-on-chip (MPSoC) design can only be met by systematic reuse of components and subsystems. MPSoC components are specialized to specific tasks, such as a digital signal processor (DSP), a reduced instruction set computing (RISC) processor, or a coprocessor and are connected via an on-chip communication infrastructure ranging from simple point-to-point interconnects to busses to complex on-chip networks. An increasing share of an MPSoC dice is occupied by memories of different sizes and types. Reuse and specialization result in increasingly heterogeneous MPSoC structures.

6.1.1. Complex Heterogeneous Architectures

Architecture templates, called platforms [229], have been introduced ...

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