Graphene-enabled wireless networks-on-chip
Document typeConference report
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
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Graphene-enabled Wireless Communications (GWC) advocate for the use of graphene-based plasmonic antennas, or graphennas, which take advantage of the plasmonic properties of graphene to radiate electromagnetic waves in the terahertz band (0.1-10 THz). GWC may represent a breakthrough in the research areas of wireless on-chip communications, i.e., among the different processors or cores of a chip multiprocessor, and of these cores with the memory system. The main advantages of the resulting Graphene-enabled Wireless Networks on-Chip (GWNoC) are twofold. On the one hand, the potential of GWCto radiate in the terahertz band provides a huge transmission bandwidth, allowing not only the transmission of information at extremely high speeds but also the design of ultra-low-power and low-complexity schemes. On the other hand, the size of graphennas can be greatly reduced with respect to metallic antennas with the same resonant frequency, allowing the integration of graphennas within individual processing cores and the implementation of core-level wireless communication. In addition to these physical layer advantages, GWNoC represent a clear opportunity from the multicore architecture perspective. Due to their native implementation of broadcast and multicast communications, GWNoC will enable not just the alleviation of the latency or power bottlenecks of traditional on-chip networks, but also the devising of novel multicore architectures.
CitationLlatser, I., Abadal, S., Mestres, A., Albert Cabellos-Aparicio, Alarcon, E. Graphene-enabled wireless networks-on-chip. A: IEEE International Black Sea Conference on Communications and Networking. "2013 First International Black Sea Conference on Communications and Networking (BlackSeaCom 2013): Batumi, Georgia: 3-5 July 2013". Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 09/2013.
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