Issue No.04 - July/August (2005 vol.25)
Mehrdad Nourani , University of Texas at Dallas
Mohammad J. Akhbarizadeh , University of Texas at Dallas
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MM.2005.73
A novel design for IP packet forwarding based on a new ternary content-addressable-memory configuration offers an efficient hardware solution for the longest-prefix matching problem in Internet routers. The architecture has lower update complexity, lower cost, and shorter search latency compared to the conventional TCAM structure.
Internet Protocol, IP Forwarding Engine, Longest Matching Prefix, Prefix Segregation, Route Lookup Table, Ternary Content Addressable memory
Mehrdad Nourani, Mohammad J. Akhbarizadeh, "Prefix Segregation Scheme for a TCAM-Based IP Forwarding Engine", IEEE Micro, vol.25, no. 4, pp. 48-63, July/August 2005, doi:10.1109/MM.2005.73