• TCAMs: primarily used for forwarding. • Sorting and searching are classical operations. – May be required at high speeds. • Range search applications. – Address range locking – Virtual to physical address mapping – Port number search • Priority queues, Sorted lists are common data structures. – Special purpose chips are available
—This short report first indicates a design flaw in the contention resolver unit proposed in  and then proposes an improved design which is simpler and faster.
As the computing world evolves, the need for faster, feature-rich, and cost-effective solutions increases. To obtain higher performance , designers are building more features in hardware using application-specific integrated circuit and field-programmable gate array technology. Many applications encounter sorting and range search problems. For example, in… (More)
Background. A deleterious fetal stress response, although not fully elucidated, may account for poor outcomes after experimental fetal cardiac surgery. We set out to characterize this fetal stress response and its potential role in placental dysfunction. Methods. Fifteen ovine fetuses at gestational day 100 to 114 were placed on extracorporeal support for… (More)