Everything about on-chip and inter-chip communication

OpenSource Implementations



  • Ethernet Components - Collection of Ethernet-related components for gigabit, 10G, and 25G packet processing (8 bit and 64 bit datapaths).
  • Corundum - Corundum is an open-source, high-performance FPGA-based NIC.
  • Compute Express Link aka CXL Compute Express Link (CXL) is a new breakthrough high-speed CPU interconnect that enables a high-speed, efficient performance between the CPU and platform enhancements and workload accelerators.





  • Lightwave Research Laboratory - Research programs on optical interconnection networks for advanced computing systems, data centers, optical packet-switched routers, and nanophotonic networks-on-chip for chip multiprocessors

Industry Standards

  • CCIX Consortium - Develop and promote adoption of an industry standard specification to enable coherent interconnect technologies between general-purpose processors and acceleration devices for efficient heterogeneous computing.

Research avenues

  • Hot Interconnects - Symposium on High-Performance Interconnects
  • International Symposium on Networks-on-Chip (NOCS) is dedicated to interdisciplinary research on on-chip, package-scale, chip-to-chip, and datacenter rack-scale communication technology, architecture, design methods, applications and systems.
  • NoCArc - Held in conjunction with MICRO, NoCArc provides a forum for researchers to discuss implementation of multi-core systems on chip.