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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 At 22nd International System-on-Chip Conference (SOCC). , pp. 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.

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Submitted date: 27 April 2009
Venue - Dates: 22nd International System-on-Chip Conference (SOCC), 0000-02-01
Keywords: Network-on-Chip, Reliability Comparison, Advanced Microprocessor Bus Architecture (AMBA), MPEG-2
Organisations: Electronic & Software Systems


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Date deposited: 01 May 2009 21:03
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 07:05

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Author: Rishad Ahmed Shafik

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