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Ripple-Precharge TCAM A Low-Power Solution for Network Search Engines

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Ripple-Precharge TCAM A Low-Power Solution for Network Search Engines
A novel low power ripple-precharge Ternary CAM (RPTCAM) architecture is proposed for applicationsin longest prefix matching tasks. The main motivation behind this research is to reduce the dynamic power consumption in TCAM due to frequent charging and discharging of the highly capacitive match line. This issue is addressed by exploiting the fact that when we compare only the first four bits of incoming packet’s destination address we can identify up to 80% mismatches in the forwarding table. A selective precharge scheme was devised exploiting the above fact wherein the match line is charged only when there is an exact match in the first four bits of TCAM word, thereby significantly reducing the number of transitions in the match line. The parasitics for simulation were extracted from the layout implemented for a 64 ¢32 RP-TCAM architec
Deepak S. Vijayasarathi, Mehrdad Nourani, Mohammad
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Type Conference
Year 2005
Where ICCD
Authors Deepak S. Vijayasarathi, Mehrdad Nourani, Mohammad J. Akhbarizadeh, Poras T. Balsara
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