Experiments with the Peripheral Virtual Component Interface

R. L. Lysecky, F. Vahid, T. D. Givargis

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The Peripheral Virtual Component Interface (PVCI) is a standard that is intended to simplify the interfacing of peripheral cores to on-chip buses in a system-on-a-chip, by standardizing the interface between a core's internals and its bus wrapper. We provide the results of experiments that are intended to determine the power, performance and size overhead associated with using a PVCI bus wrapper versus using a non-PVCI bus wrapper, and versus using no bus wrapper at all. The results demonstrate that using a bus wrapper may result in only small performance, power and size overhead versus using no wrapper, though even that performance overhead can be reduced or eliminated by using prefetching. The results also demonstrate that using a PVCI bus wrapper yields no significant additional power, performance or size overhead compared with a non-PVCI bus wrapper.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 13th International Symposium on System Synthesis, ISSS 2000
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)0769507654
StatePublished - 2000
Event13th International Symposium on System Synthesis, ISSS 2000 - Madrid, Spain
Duration: Sep 20 2000Sep 22 2000

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Symposium on System Synthesis
ISSN (Print)1080-1820


Other13th International Symposium on System Synthesis, ISSS 2000


  • Computer interfaces
  • Computer peripherals
  • Computer science
  • Embedded computing
  • Intellectual property
  • Microprocessors
  • Productivity
  • Protocols
  • Silicon
  • System-on-a-chip

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hardware and Architecture


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