Comparative Reliability Analysis between AMBA and Network-on-Chip: An MPEG-2 Case Study

Shafik, Rishad Ahmed and Al-Hashimi, Bashir M. (2009) Comparative Reliability Analysis between AMBA and Network-on-Chip: An MPEG-2 Case Study. In, 22nd International System-on-Chip Conference (SOCC), Belfast, Northern Ireland, , 247-250.


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We present comparative reliability analysis between shared-bus AMBA and network-on-chip (NoC) in the presence of single-event upsets (SEUs) using MPEG-2 video decoder as a case study. Employing SystemC-based cycle-accurate fault simulations, we investigate how the decoder reliability is affected when SEUs are injected into the computation cores and communication interconnects of the decoder. We show that for a given soft error rate, AMBA-based decoder experiences higher SEUs during computation due to higher execution time. On the other hand, NoC-based decoder experiences higher SEUs during inter-core communication due to higher channel latency and resource usage in the interconnects. Furthermore, we evaluate the impact of total SEUs at application-level for NoC- and AMBA-based decoders.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Keywords: Network-on-Chip, Reliability Comparison, Advanced Microprocessor Bus Architecture (AMBA), MPEG-2
Divisions : Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering > Electronics and Computer Science > Electronic & Software Systems
ePrint ID: 267318
Accepted Date and Publication Date:
27 April 2009Submitted
Date Deposited: 01 May 2009 21:03
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 14:14
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