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

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

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amplifiers
dissipation
Energy dissipation
Electric power utilization
electric potential
FinFET
Electric potential
simulation

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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

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Chang, M. C., & Liu, S. S. (2016). FinFET-based TCAMs with matchline-accelerating sense amplifiers. In 2016 IEEE 5th Global Conference on Consumer Electronics, GCCE 2016 [7800462] (2016 IEEE 5th Global Conference on Consumer Electronics, GCCE 2016). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/GCCE.2016.7800462
Chang, Meng Chou ; Liu, Siao Siang. / FinFET-based TCAMs with matchline-accelerating sense amplifiers. 2016 IEEE 5th Global Conference on Consumer Electronics, GCCE 2016. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2016. (2016 IEEE 5th Global Conference on Consumer Electronics, GCCE 2016).
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Chang, MC & Liu, SS 2016, FinFET-based TCAMs with matchline-accelerating sense amplifiers. in 2016 IEEE 5th Global Conference on Consumer Electronics, GCCE 2016., 7800462, 2016 IEEE 5th Global Conference on Consumer Electronics, GCCE 2016, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 5th IEEE Global Conference on Consumer Electronics, GCCE 2016, Kyoto, Japan, 16-10-11. https://doi.org/10.1109/GCCE.2016.7800462

FinFET-based TCAMs with matchline-accelerating sense amplifiers. / Chang, Meng Chou; Liu, Siao Siang.

2016 IEEE 5th Global Conference on Consumer Electronics, GCCE 2016. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2016. 7800462 (2016 IEEE 5th Global Conference on Consumer Electronics, GCCE 2016).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

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Chang MC, Liu SS. FinFET-based TCAMs with matchline-accelerating sense amplifiers. In 2016 IEEE 5th Global Conference on Consumer Electronics, GCCE 2016. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. 2016. 7800462. (2016 IEEE 5th Global Conference on Consumer Electronics, GCCE 2016). https://doi.org/10.1109/GCCE.2016.7800462