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%T IC2IC: a Lightweight Serial Interconnect Channel for Multiprocessor Networks
%A Oliver Faust, Bernhard H.C. Sputh, Alastair R. Allen
%E Peter H. Welch, S. Stepney, F.A.C Polack, Frederick R. M. Barnes, Alistair A. McEwan, G. S. Stiles, Jan F. Broenink, Adam T. Sampson
%B Communicating Process Architectures 2008
%X IC2IC links introduce blocking functionality to a low
   latency high performance data link between independent
   processors. The blocking functionality was achieved with the
   so\-called alternating bit protocol. Furthermore, the
   protocol hardens the link against message loss and message
   duplication. This paper provides a detailed discussion of
   the link signals and the protocol layer. The practical part
   shows an example implementation of the IC2IC serial link.
   This example implementation establishes an IC2IC link
   between two configurable hardware devices. Each device
   incorporates a process network which implements the IC2IC
   transceiver functionality. This example implementation
   helped us to explore the practical properties of the IC2IC
   serial interconnect. First, we verified the
   blocking capability of the link and second we analysed
   different reset conditions, such as disconnect and

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