Is it possible to use a prototype using CAM architecture?
Really interesting. Is it possible to use a prototype using CAM architecture?
Lon Shapiro
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Building a CAM prototype

Lon Shapiro,

I think you meant, “is it possible to MAKE a prototype of a CAM architecture?” The answer is yes. The first step, though, is deciding what the use will be. If it’s just testing how it would improve some application, there are small commercial CAMs that can be bought off the shelf. The last I checked, they were 4096 words of memory. What my breakthrough does is scale that to any size — 1meg, 1 gig, 1T etc. So, a prototype of small memory can be easily and cheaply built and then math used to simulate large scale. Small CAMs are used for high speed routers.

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