Power consumption optimization and delay based on ant colony algorithm in network-on-chip


  • Tao He
  • Yunfei Guo


network-on-chip, optimization, power consumption, delay on chip


With a further increase of the number of on-chip devices, the bus structure has not met the requirements. In order to make better communication between each part, the chip designers need to explore a new NoC structure tosolve the interconnection of an on-chip device. For the purpose of improving the performance of a network-on-chip without a significant increase inpower consumption, the paper proposes a networkon-chip that selects NoC (Network-On-Chip) platform with 2-dimension mesh as the carrier and incorporates communication power consumption and delay into a unified cost function. The paper uses ant colony optimization for the realization of NoC map facing power consumption and delay potential. The experiment indicates that incomparison with a random map, single objective optimization can separately account for (30%~47%) and (20%~39%) of communication power consumption and execution time, and joint objective optimization can further excavate thepotential of time dimension in a mapping scheme dominated by the power.