FinFET-based TCAMs with matchline-accelerating sense amplifiers

Meng Chou Chang, Siao Siang Liu

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Abstract

This paper presents the design of a low-power FinFET-based TCAM, which employs the proposed matchline-accelerating sense amplifiers (MLA-SA) to reduce both matchline voltage swing and searchline activity, resulting in lower power consumption. We have performed HSPICE simulations using Berkeley BSIM-CMG FinFET models to measure the performance of FinFET TCAM for three kinds of matchline sensing schemes: the traditional precharge-HIGH scheme, the CR-MLSA scheme, and the proposed MLA-SA scheme. Compared with the precharge-HIGH scheme and the CR-MLSA scheme, a FinFET-based TCAM employing the MLA-SA scheme can reduce power dissipation by 39-64% and 25-62%, respectively.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 IEEE 5th Global Conference on Consumer Electronics, GCCE 2016
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781509023332
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Dec 27
Event5th IEEE Global Conference on Consumer Electronics, GCCE 2016 - Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 2016 Oct 112016 Oct 14

Publication series

Name2016 IEEE 5th Global Conference on Consumer Electronics, GCCE 2016

Other

Other5th IEEE Global Conference on Consumer Electronics, GCCE 2016
CountryJapan
CityKyoto
Period16-10-1116-10-14

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Signal Processing
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Instrumentation

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