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dc.contributor.authorSeyedi, Azam
dc.contributor.authorKarakostas, Vasileios
dc.contributor.authorCosemans, Stefan
dc.contributor.authorCristal Kestelman, Adrián
dc.contributor.authorNemirovsky, Mario
dc.contributor.authorUnsal, Osman
dc.contributor.otherBarcelona Supercomputing Center
dc.identifier.citationSeyedi, Azam [et al.]. "NEMsCAM: A novel CAM cell based on nano-electro-mechanical switch and CMOS for energy efficient TLBs". Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2015.
dc.description.abstractIn this paper we propose a novel Content Addressable Memory (CAM) cell, NEMsCAM, based on both Nano-electro-mechanical (NEM) switches and CMOS technologies. The memory component of the proposed CAM cell is designed with two complementary non-volatile NEM switches and located on top of the CMOS-based comparison component. As a use case for the NEMsCAM cell, we design first-level data and instruction Translation Lookaside Buffers (TLBs) with 16nm CMOS technology at 2GHz. The simulations show that the NEMsCAM TLB reduces the energy consumption per search operation (by 27%), write operation (by 41.9%) and standby mode (by 53.9%), and the area (by 40.5%) compared to a CMOS-only TLB with minimal performance overhead.
dc.description.sponsorshipWe thank all anonymous reviewers for their insightful comments. This work is supported in part by the European Union (FEDER funds) under contract TIN2012-34557, and the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under the ParaDIME project (GA no. 318693)
dc.format.extent6 p.
dc.publisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Enginyeria electrònica
dc.subject.lcshNano-electro-mechanical systems
dc.subject.lcshEnergy consumption
dc.subject.otherContent Addressable Memory (CAM)
dc.subject.otherNano-electro-mechanical (NEM)
dc.subject.otherHighly energy efficient
dc.titleNEMsCAM: A novel CAM cell based on nano-electro-mechanical switch and CMOS for energy efficient TLBs
dc.typeConference report
dc.subject.lemacSistemes nanoelectromecànics
dc.rights.accessOpen Access
dc.description.versionPostprint (author's final draft)
dc.relation.projectidinfo:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/FP7/318693/EU/Parallel Distributed Infrastructure for Minimization of Energy/PARADIME
local.citation.contributorIEEE/ACM International Symposium on Nanoscale Architectures, Boston, MA, 8-10 July 2015
local.citation.publicationNameProceedings of the 2015 IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Nanoscale Architectures

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