Action-Level Real-Time Network-on-Chip Modeling

Soroosh Gholami, Hessam Sarjoughian

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To simulate time-constrained operations and scheduling for Network-on-Chip (NoC) systems, we introduce a new set of component specifications at flit level grounded in Action-Level Real-Time DEVS formalism. These models capture the dynamics of NoC systems through action-based behavior under strict execution time intervals. These DEVS-based models are well-suited for development and simulation of asynchronous NoC architectures. This is achieved by extending the DEVS-Suite simulator to support real-time executions of ALRT-DEVS models. Representative simulation models capturing structure and behavior of prototypical Mesh NoC systems are developed. A set of experiments are designed, implemented, executed, and analyzed to show the kind of real-time simulation capabilities that can be achieved for Network-on-Chip systems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)272-291
Number of pages20
JournalSimulation Modelling Practice and Theory
StatePublished - Sep 1 2017


  • Action-level modeling
  • DEVS
  • Network-on-Chip
  • Real-time

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Hardware and Architecture


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