Integrated Optical Interconnect Architectures for Embedded Systems

  • Ian O'Connor
  • Gabriela Nicolescu

Part of the Embedded Systems book series (EMSY)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Basics for High-Performance Computing and Optical Interconnect

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Wim Bogaerts, Liu Liu, Gunther Roelkens
      Pages 27-78
  3. On-Chip Optical Communication Topologies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 79-79
    2. Christopher Batten, Ajay Joshi, Vladimir Stojanovć, Krste Asanović
      Pages 81-135
    3. Jiang Xu, Huaxi Gu, Wei Zhang, Weichen Liu
      Pages 137-152
  4. System Integration and Optical-Enhanced MPSoC Performance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 177-177
    2. Atef Allam, Ian O’Connor
      Pages 179-200
    3. Wim Heirman, Iñigo Artundo, Christof Debaes
      Pages 201-240
    4. Sébastien Le Beux, Jelena Trajkovic, Ian O’Connor, Gabriela Nicolescu, Guy Bois, Pierre Paulin
      Pages 241-261
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 263-269

About this book


This book provides a broad overview of current research in optical interconnect technologies and architectures. Introductory chapters on high-performance computing and the associated issues in conventional interconnect architectures, and on the fundamental building blocks for integrated optical interconnect, provide the foundations for the bulk of the book which brings together leading experts in the field of optical interconnect architectures for data communication. Particular emphasis is given to the ways in which the photonic components are assembled into architectures to address the needs of data-intensive on-chip communication, and to the performance evaluation of such architectures for specific applications.  

  • Provides state-of-the-art research on the use of optical interconnects in Embedded Systems;
  • Begins with coverage of the basics for high-performance computing and optical interconnect;
  • Includes a variety of on-chip optical communication topologies;
  • Features coverage of system integration and optically-enhanced MPSoC performance;  
  • Offers a single source reference to the latest research, otherwise available only in disparate journals and conference proceedings.


Embedded Systems MPSoC Many-Core Processors Multi-core Processors Network on chip ONoC On-chip Communication Architectures Optical Interconnect Optical network on chip Optically-Enhanced MPSoC Photonic NOC Photonic network on chip System-on-Chip

Editors and affiliations

  • Ian O'Connor
    • 1
  • Gabriela Nicolescu
    • 2
  1. 1.CNRS UMR 5270, Lyon Institute of NanotechnologyEcole Centrale de LyonEcullyFrance
  2. 2.Dpt. Génie Informatique & Génie LogicielEcole Polytechnique de MontrealMontrealCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4419-6192-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4419-6193-8
  • Series Print ISSN 2193-0155
  • Series Online ISSN 2193-0163
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