Impact of Initialization on Gate-based Area Efficient Ternary Content-Addressable Memory

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)32_Refereed conference paper (with ISBN/ISSN)

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2018 International Conference on Computing, Electronics & Communications Engineering (iCCECE)
EditorsMahdi H. Miraz, Peter S. Excell, Andrew Jones, Safeeullah Soomro, Maaruf Ali
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages328-332
ISBN (Electronic)9781538649046, 9781538649039
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2018
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameProceedings - International Conference on Computing, Electronics and Communications Engineering, iCCECE

Conference

Title1st IEEE International Conference on Computing, Electronics and Communications Engineering (iCCECE 2018)
LocationUniversity of Essex
PlaceUnited Kingdom
CitySouthend
Period16 - 17 August 2018

Abstract

Ternary content-addressable memory gives an address at the output after searching for the word that is provided at the input. The word ternary means that the said memory is capable of storing 'X' which represents the presence of '1' as well as '0'. Gate-based area efficient TCAM (G-AETCAM) uses flip-flops as storing media in the form of storing as well as masking element. These flip-flops are millions in number in the latest FPGA devices and are used only 1% in implementing G-AETCAM of size 64×36. In this paper, we have initialized the flip-flops to some binary value ('1' or '0'). Technically, these flip-flops are made SET when we want to initialize it by '1' and are made CLEAR if we need to store '0' in the corresponding storing or masking element. The said algorithm of initialization is implemented successfully on Xilinx Virtex-6 FPGA for 64 × 36 configuration which resulted in 3.45% decrease in power consumption and 0.83% increase in speed of the whole architecture.

Research Area(s)

  • Content-addressable storage, Field-programmable gate arrays, Flip-flops, Memory, Ternary content-addressable storage

Citation Format(s)

Impact of Initialization on Gate-based Area Efficient Ternary Content-Addressable Memory. / Irfan, Muhammad; Ahmad, Aftab.

Proceedings - 2018 International Conference on Computing, Electronics & Communications Engineering (iCCECE). ed. / Mahdi H. Miraz; Peter S. Excell; Andrew Jones; Safeeullah Soomro; Maaruf Ali. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2018. p. 328-332 8658961 (Proceedings - International Conference on Computing, Electronics and Communications Engineering, iCCECE).

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)32_Refereed conference paper (with ISBN/ISSN)