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Which one is better NOC or SOC?

An apple is not better than a carrot. You cannot compare NoC with SoC because a SoC is the whole system and a NoC is an interconnect (network on chip) that could be part of a SoC but isn’t required.

NoC = network on chip = connecting masters and slaves.

SoC = system on chip = master and slaves and interconnect.

Complex systems benefit from a NoC for easier layout. So, it adds extra features like controlling different power domains as well. It catches an access to a powered down part of the chip. Hence, a NoC can be part of a SoC, that is the conclusion here.

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