Issue No. 02 - March/April (2004 vol. 24)
Ravikumar V.C. , Texas A&M University
Rabi N. Mahapatra , Texas A&M University
Ternary content-addressable memory (TCAM) is a popular hardware device for fast routing lookup. Though useful, TCAM arrays have high power consumption and heat dissipation, problems alleviated by reducing the number of routing-table entries. The authors present an approach that exploits two properties of prefixes to compact the routing table.
R. N. Mahapatra and R. V.C., "TCAM Architecture for IP Lookup Using Prefix Properties," in IEEE Micro, vol. 24, no. , pp. 60-69, 2004.