Design of low-power FinFET-based TCAMs with unevenly-segmented matchlines for routing table applications

Meng Chou Chang, Kai Lun He

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Abstract

The paper presents the design of FinFET-based TCAMs with unevenly-segmented matchlines (USM). Each matchline in the TCAM is partition into uneven segments based on statistical profile gathered from routing tables. In the USM scheme, those segments with all TCAM cells storing 'don't care' do not involve in the charging and discharging of the matchline, leading to lower power dissipation. Four types of FinFET TCAM cells are considered in this work. With the USM scheme, a FinFET TCAM using Hybrid-2 TCAM cells can reduce power dissipation by 35.2% when the matchline is partitioned into three segments.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2015 IEEE 11th International Conference on ASIC, ASICON 2015
EditorsJunyan Ren, Ting-Ao Tang, Fan Ye, Huihua Yu
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781479984831
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Jul 21
Event11th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Semiconductor Integrated Circuits (ASIC), ASICON 2015 - Chengdu, China
Duration: 2015 Nov 32015 Nov 6

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2015 IEEE 11th International Conference on ASIC, ASICON 2015

Other

Other11th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Semiconductor Integrated Circuits (ASIC), ASICON 2015
CountryChina
CityChengdu
Period15-11-0315-11-06

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Chang, M. C., & He, K. L. (2016). Design of low-power FinFET-based TCAMs with unevenly-segmented matchlines for routing table applications. In J. Ren, T-A. Tang, F. Ye, & H. Yu (Eds.), Proceedings - 2015 IEEE 11th International Conference on ASIC, ASICON 2015 [7517182] (Proceedings - 2015 IEEE 11th International Conference on ASIC, ASICON 2015). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ASICON.2015.7517182