System-on-chip (SoC) designers face the challenge of integrating numerous IP blocks with varying protocols, data widths, and frequencies. Traditional bus-based solutions are challenged to manage modern SoC complexity, leading to the adoption of network-on-chip (NoC) architectures. To streamline NoC design, off-the-shelf solutions like FlexNoC Interconnect IP offer a “push-button” approach, allowing easy configuration and testing of different topologies and traffic profiles. This flexibility enables SoC designers to explore the solution space effectively, optimize performance, and address unique implementation challenges, such as multiple NoCs, power domain partitioning, and smart clock gating.

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