Gemini is designed for SoCs that have cache-coherent clusters of processor cores such as CPUs, GPUs, or DSPs.
Gemini provides the same features and benefits as Orion plus the ability to handle cache-coherent, I/O-coherent, and non-coherent traffic in a single NoC.
Specialized accelerator blocks to speedup IO coherent access
Architectural exploration platform with inbuilt deadlock avoidance
Configurable ports, data widths and coherency participation
Built-in coherency controller with innovative directory
Based on system requirements such as cache capacity and total coherent bandwidth, Gemini adds critical coherency components, and customizes them before placing them in the interconnect. Gemini uses a distributed architecture and an innovative directory-based design that enables architects to scale both the interconnect fabric and the coherency components up or down independently.
Gemini enables innovative cache coherent designs that squeeze more performance from your designs. It offers far more configurability than other coherency solutions with better performance, power and area.
Gemini offers a sophisticated and resilient method for configuring cache in coherent systems that uses automation and algorithms to ensure that the resulting interconnect is high performance, functionally correct and deadlock-free.
Gemini is efficient in handling power, performance tradeoffs. It packetizes data and performs traffic-based optimizations, optimizing every element in the design and uses advanced low-power techniques to reduce static and dynamic power.
Gemini supports all three levels of coherent traffic including cache-coherent, I/O-coherent & non-coherent traffic – in a single on-chip network. Its unique architecture allows it to scale performance to match increasing coherency bandwidth.
NetSpeed Gemini is constructed to be deadlock free. NetSpeed IP uses graph-theory based approach and formal techniques to ensure that there are no cyclical loops in the entire message dependency chain of the system, thereby ensuring a deadlock-free solution.
Gemini’s underlying hardware elements, including its coherency controller, coherency directory and NoC router are designed for higher throughput and can sustain Terabits per second of on-chip bandwidth and clock frequencies of 2 GHz and above.
Gemini brings scalability to multicore and multi-cluster systems. It supports up to 64 fully cache-coherent CPU clusters, GPU blocks and other coherent compute blocks and up 200 I/O coherent and non-coherent agents.
FastPath provides dedicated connections for latency sensitive traffic to reduce arbitration and congestions issues. MultiLayer isolates traffic with different performance requirements to achieve best-in-class latency.
Gemini includes special accelerator components for handling ordered coherent traffic. It achieves higher order throughput by performing coherent lookups in parallel while ensuring ordered completion.
Gemini includes NocStudio, the industry’s first and only interconnect synthesis engine to optimize PPA based on user specifications. NocStudio includes tools that enable architects to design, configure and simulate Orion NoC IP as well as evaluate multiple SoC architectures.
Support for industry standard IP protocols, and custom proprietary protocols.
Robust, configurable end-to-end QoS schemes: Bandwidth allocation, strict non-blocking priority levels, rate limiters.
Up to 32 virtual network support in the NoC; Virtual channels are allocated to ensure QoS, deadlock avoidance and bandwidth intent satisfaction.
Adapts to floorplan and uses placement information to automate timing closure and thus creates a design that is ready for first-pass timing closure.
Support for multiple power domains, voltage domains through industry standard power control interface to support management of power state transitions.
Customize every component of the interconnect from IP interface to routers to topology and interface links using NocStudio.
Graph theory based approach and formal techniques to ensure an application level deadlock-free interconnect solution.
Sophisticated multi-tiered security and firewall support.
Integrated performance simulator that empowers architects to understand the tradeoffs among power, performance, and area with real-time feedback.
Integrated architectural exploration platform simulates various application use-cases and industry benchmarks.
Optimize either memory sub-systems and complete SoC sytems using end-to-end bandwidth, latency and power tradeoff metrics.
Powerful data analytics tools that provide insights on the performance and power bottlenecks in the system.
Perform power, performance,area tradeoff analysis with realtime feedback on SoC bandwidth, latency and power.
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Build Big Data and Hyperscale Storage for Better Performance and Manageability
Deliver Ultra High Performance to Packet Processing Based Networking Designs
Accelerate Advanced Automotive Systems with Reliable Fault Tolterant Designs
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Create Reference Platforms and Custom Designs Across Market Segments Rapidly
Learn more about our customer’s experience with our technology
"This is the way SoC design should be done. NetSpeed’s synthesis engine delivers lower latency by optimizing the design for the specific workloads"
"What took my team 6 months of painstaking excel sheets, we can do that in minutes with NetSpeed’s Interconnect Synthesis Engine - NocStudio"
"NetSpeed method is architecting for physical design. The NoC place-and-routed beautifully and was timing clean the first time"
"The speed of NocStudio is amazing. Within minutes, I was able to generate NoC from specification. This completely redefined my architecture and opened up my entire design space"
"Gemini has comprehensive feature set that meets my safety, security and reliability needs for Automotive market."
"Highly flexible configuration tool with many traffic scenarios modeled. It has rich set of enterprise-level RAS features along with performance/design related outputs for architects."
"This is the way interconnect design should be done. NetSpeed’s interconnect synthesis delivers lower latency by optimizing the design for the specific workloads"
Whether you are a hardware architect looking for cache coherency solutions to realize your ideas into silicon or a SoC designer looking for a high performance and efficient interconnect or a safety manager looking for solutions to build resilient, fault-tolerant systems—NetSpeed has a solution for you.
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