High-Performance Classification Using Embedded Ternary Content Addressable Memory (TCAM)
With port speeds exceeding 100Gbps, route lookups that are a fundamental application to all routers have relied on ternary content addressable memories (TCAM) to provide a lookup response within a clock cycle. However, these devices in “discrete form” suffer from limitations in terms of power, cost and real estate and to some extent lack the required flexibility. Embedding a TCAM block along with the rest of the system in a single device should overcome these disadvantages. This paper provides an overview of advantages of embedded TCAMs and describes a few applications that could take advantage of embedded TCAM technology. [View more white papers]
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