When developing complex Network-on-Chip (NoC) systems we need to ensure that they satisfy their functional requirements. This can be achieved by developing the systems in a structured way using a formal method with tool support. We use the B Action Systems formalism for this purpose. We give a general formal framework for the development of NoC systems avoiding architectures with complex controllers and complex arbiter modules for deciding the routing path of a data packet. The development is performed in a stepwise manner composing more advanced routing components out of simpler units.
|Journal||Nordic Journal of Computing|
|Publication status||Published - 2006|
|MoE publication type||A1 Journal article-refereed|