Bergman, K., Carloni, L.P., Biberman, A., Chan, J., Hendry, G.
2014, X, 213 p. 132 illus., 117 illus. in color.
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Provides a comprehensive introduction to the theory and practice of photonic devices for networks-on-chip
Enables readers with design techniques for silicon photonics to overcome the fundamental limitations of electronics for core-to-core and core-to-memory communications
Includes coverage of design automation techniques, supplemented by provided software, Photonic and Electronic
Network Integration and Execution Simulator (PhoenixSim)
This book is a product of an emerging interdisciplinary field that is bringing photonic communications to address many of the challenges associated with scaling computing systems performance. In addressing this cross-disciplinary topic the book bridges the gap among the devices, tools, and architectures for realizing photonic interconnection networks in future computing. This book provides:
A comprehensive discussion on the usage and integration of silicon photonics interconnect technologies, including distinct properties of key photonic devices and recent engineering breakthroughs.
Design methodologies for photonic links and the three main classes of photonic network-on-chip architectures applicable to future computing systems.
A presentation of the design tools and simulation environment used to characterize photonic interconnection network architectures and evaluate the impact on computing performance.
Content Level »Research
Keywords »Embedded Systems - Integrated Circuits and Systems - Interconnect - NOC - Network on Chip - Optical Interconnect - Optical Network on Chip - Photonic Interconnect - Photonic Interconnection Networks - Photonic Network on Chip