TCAM and BCAM Compilers
eSilicon embedded binary and ternary content addressable memories (BCAMs and TCAMs) have been provided to networking customers for over 10 years, helping these customers meet the demand for wire-speed packet processing, access control lists and other requirements of high-bandwidth delivery. eSilicon binary and ternary CAMs are available in geometries from 16nm to 180nm.
They are available now through eSilicon. eSilicon is participating in TSMC's Open Innovation Platform™ IP Alliance Program, which includes quality assessment of this eSilicon IP through the TSMC9000™ Program. All 28nm memory compilers are silicon-proven and available through this program.
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16FinFET TCAM (TSMC 16FF+)
- 1GHz operation
- Up to 1.6 BSPS, typical operating conditions, TSMC 28HPM
- 800 million searches per second (MSPS), worst operating conditions
- Latency of one to two clock cycles
- Hardened priority encoders
- Multiple options to lower power
- Column redundancy for higher yield
- Multi-width search mode to switch dynamically between IPv4 and IPv6 searches
- Built-in self-test (BIST) and built-in self-repair (BISR) for higher test coverage during wafer sort and production
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High-Performance, High-Density Embedded CAM Compilers for Network Applications
eSilicon offers a broad range of feature-rich, high-performance, high-density eFlex™ embedded CAM compilers. Our eFlexCAM™ compilers provide high-efficiency, cost-effective solutions for applications such as network search engines, cache for network processors, QoS services, classifications, Ethernet, ATM switches and other diverse networking applications.
In addition to a full set of standard features, our eFlexCAM compilers provide a comprehensive set of user-selectable features that are chosen at compile time. Customers can choose just the features that they need for a specific application to optimize performance, power or area (PPA).
eSilicon's philosophy for developing TCAMs is to customize the CAMs to end-customer requirements. This usually involves building custom logic and turning on multiple knobs to fine-tune the performance, power or area to customer application requirements. The chart below shows some of the elements that eSilicon has successfully used in the past to meet customer targets.
16FinFET+ TCAM and BCAM Features
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