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A 3D bus interconnect for network line cards

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  • J Engel
  • T Kocak
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2nd Annual IEEE Northeast Workshop on Circuits and Systems, Montreal, Canada
Publisher or commissioning bodyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages257 - 260
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)0780383222
StatePublished - Jun 2004
Event2nd IEEE Northeast Workshop on Circuits and Systems - Montreal, Canada
Duration: 1 Jun 2004 → …


Conference2nd IEEE Northeast Workshop on Circuits and Systems
Period1/06/04 → …


In this paper, we propose a 3D bus architecture as a processor-memory interconnection system to increase the throughput of the memory system currently used on line cards. The 3D bus architecture allows multiple processing elements on a line card to access a shared memory. The main advantage of the proposed architecture is to increase the network processor off-chip memory bandwidth while diminishing the latency otherwise caused by the single bus competition.

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2nd IEEE Northeast Workshop on Circuits and Systems

Duration1 Jun 2004 → …

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