A parameterizable channel model for Wireless Networks-on-Chip design

Michael, O. A. (2016) A parameterizable channel model for Wireless Networks-on-Chip design. In: 16th Mediterranean Microwave Symposium (MMS2016). IEEE Xplore. 

To alleviate the performance degradation due to the slow non-scalable wirelines in conventional Network-on-Chip Wireless Networks-on-Chip (WiNoCs) have emerged as a promising solution. However, on-chip communication poses several constraints on the wireless layer. Hence, there is the need for simulation and design tools that consider the effect of the wireless channel at the nanotechnology level. In this paper, we present a parameterizable channel model for WiNoCs which takes into account practical issues and constraints of the propagation medium. The proposed channel model demonstrates that total path loss of the wireless channel in WiNoCs suffers from not only dielectric propagation loss (DPL) but also molecular absorption attenuation (MAA) which reduces the reliability of the system.

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