Open Core Protocol International Partnership (OCP-IP) released the latest version of the OCP Modeling Kit. Version 2_2x2_2 of the kit features greater robustness of data in payload event queues, a modification of thread-busy signaling API, added support for interrupts, sideband error signaling, sideband user flags, added TLM2-native adapters between TL3 and TL1, and added TLM2-native adapters between TL1 and RTL signals (TL0).
Open Core Protocol International Partnership (OCP-IP) published a white paper titled “A Memory Subsystem Model for Evaluating Network-on-Chip Performance.” The technical paper discusses performance characteristics of DRAM memories that affect NoC evaluation. Work on the white paper was completed by the OCP-IP Network on Chip Benchmarking Working Group led by Tampere University of Technology and Sonics Inc.
Open Core Protocol International Partnership (OCP-IP) introduced the Transaction Generator (TG). The tool is a transaction level (TL) SystemC simulator for benchmarking network-on-chips (NoCs) used in multiprocessor system-on-chip (SoC) applications. The Transaction Generator speeds the simulation of large systems. The results obtained at this higher level can be accurately used as an initial estimate in selecting and fine-tuning NoCs. The tool is freely available to both OCP-IP members and non-members alike through GNU LGPL.