Exploration of 2D EDA Tool Impact on the 3D MPSoC Architectures Performance

Mohamad Hairol Jabbar1,  Abir Mzah2,  Omar Hammami2,  Dominique Houzet3
1Department of Computer Engineering, FKEE, UTHM, Johor, Malaysia, 2ENSTA PARISTECH, France, 3GIPSA-Lab, France


The need for higher performance devices to enable more complex applications continues to drive the growth of electronic design especially in the mobile mar- kets. 3D integration is one of the feasible technologies to in- crease the system’s performance and device integration by stacking multiple dies interconnected using through silicon vias (TSV). NoC-based MPSoC architecture has become the primary technology to provide higher performance to support more complex applications. In this paper, we per- form an exploration and analysis of 2D EDA tool parame- ters impact on the 3D MPSoC architectures (3D Mesh MP- SoC and heterogeneous 3D MPSoC stacking) performance in terms of timing and power characteristics. Exploration results show that the 2D EDA tool parameters have strong impact on the timing performance compared with power consumption. Furthermore, it is also shown that hetero- geneous 3D MPSoC architecture has less footprint area, higher speed and less power consumption compared with 3D Mesh MPSoC for the same number of processing ele- ments suggesting that it is a better design approach con- sidering the limitation capability of 2D EDA tools for 3D design.