At least one main initiator for each bus.
Bus bridges provide full or partial connectivity and some may write post.
Global address space, non-uniform access time (NUMA).
Some busses might be slower, narrower or in different clock domains.
Max throughput is three (no initiator for low-speed bus).
Actual throughput: traffic pattern dependent.
How and where to connect DRAM is always a key design issue (device 4 contains a cache ?).
Bus bridges and top-levels of structural wiring automatically generated: example tool ARC Architect2.
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