%0 Conference Paper %B 4th IEEE International Workshop on System-on-Chip for Real-Time Applications %D 2004 %T Evaluation of MP-SoC interconnect architectures: a case study %A Pande, P P %A Grecu, C %A Jones, M %A Ivanov, A %A Saleh, R %C Banff, Alta., Canada %I IEEE Comput. Soc %K integrated circuit design,multiprocessor interconnection networks,parallel architectures,performance evaluation,system-on-chip %P 253-6 %U http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/IWSOC.2004.1319889 %X Multiprocessor (MP-SoC) platforms are emerging as the latest trend in SoC design. These MP-SoCs consist of a large number of IP blocks in the form of functionally heterogeneous embedded processors. In this design paradigm, IP blocks need to be integrated using a structured interconnect template, for example, according to high-performance parallel computing architectures. A formal evaluation process is required before adopting a specific parallel architecture to SoC domain. Here, we propose an evaluation methodology based on performance metrics that include latency, throughput and silicon area requirements. As a case study, we present the results of such an evaluation for two MP-SoC interconnect topologies, i.e., the mesh and the butterfly fat-tree (BFT). This evaluation methodology can be extended to any other SoC interconnect topology without loss of generality %9 inproceedings