Low Power Configuration Strategy of TCAM Lookup Table

Sanghyeon BAEG  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E91-B   No.3   pp.915-917
Publication Date: 2008/03/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
DOI: 10.1093/ietcom/e91-b.3.915
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Internet
Keyword: 
TCAM,  power model,  conditional pre-charging,  

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Summary: 
Optimal saving in TCAM search power can be achieved with the combined strategy of both hardware-based techniques and a power friendly TCAM configuration. This letter proposes that a conditional precharging hardware scheme is used with a power aware TCAM configuration. In the traffic simulation results, the proposed scheme conservatively saved 72% of energy with unbiased traffic compared to no energy saving schemes for a sample design of 51272 TCAM block.