CoreLink NIC Family

The ARM® CoreLink™ Network Interconnect offers highly configurable topology with Network on Chip (NoC)-like properties that enable you to build high performance, optimized, AMBA®-compliant SoC connectivity.

Low Power AMBA 4 AXI Interconnect

Rapid design

CoreLink NIC-450 offers a fast, automated, verified subsystem creation that is correct-by-construction when used with the Socrates™ CoreLink Creator. It allows monitoring of true master-slave-master performance through the interconnect system and SoC designers can be assured the use of correct algorithms to ensure a deadlock-free design.

Silicon proven

CoreLink NIC can be tailored to suit your system requirements, having been successfully used in billions of devices

Low power, low latency

CoreLink NIC are the lowest power AXI interconnects with QoS enhancements that ensure low latency communication across the chip

CoreLink NIC-450 Network Interconnect for non-coherent data
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Configurable System Interconnect

The ARM CoreLink NIC-450 Network Interconnect is a system interconnect that offers a tool-driven flow for rapid, optimized configuration. It ensures deadlock-free operation and partitioning across multiple power/voltage domains to build the lowest latency, highest area applications for AMBA 4, AMBA 3 and AMBA 2.

CoreLink NIC-450 delivers key technologies that create vast on-chip networks, such as:

  • Ability to distribute switching and routing functions between many and complex IP blocks
  • Predictability of physical implementation
  • Communication control for system performance optimization
  • Communication visibility for software optimization
  • Reliable integration of complex system containing third party IP core

Use Cases

Premium Mobile or Tablet big.LITTLE

  • Quad-core big with quad-core LITTLE processor
  • Mali GPU

Mid-range Mobile big.LITTLE

  • Dual-core big and quad-core LITTLE processor
  • Mali GPU

Entry Level Mobile

  • Octa-core LITTLE solutions
  • Mali GPU

Smart TVs and Set-top boxes

  • Dual quad-core big processor and dual or quad-core LITTLE
  • Mali GPU

Wearable devices

  • Single cluster design requiring low power and low latency

Rich embedded applications

  • Single board computer


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