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This¿paper describes an FPGA implementation which features a hardware-oriented Scale Invariant Feature Transform (SIFT) algorithm, a scalable architecture with high-speed mode and high-accuracy mode, and highly parallel datapath modules. The proposed FPGA implementation can generate a SIFT descriptor vector with 50 MHz for VGA resolution¿video¿(640 ×(More)
We have developed a low-power VLSI chip for 60-kWord real-time continuous speech recognition based on a context-dependent Hidden Markov Model (HMM). Our implementation includes a cache architecture using locality of speech recognition, beam pruning using a dynamic threshold, two-stage language model searching, highly parallel Gaussian Mixture Model (GMM)(More)
We have engineered a metal-binding site into the novel artificial β-propeller protein Pizza. This new Pizza variant carries two nearly identical domains per polypeptide chain, and forms a trimer with three-fold symmetry. The designed single metal ion binding site lies on the symmetry axis, bonding the trimer together. Two copies of the trimer associate in(More)
In this study, 12 healthy males were exposed to various light conditions (2300K, 3000K, 5000K and dim) for 1.5h at midnight. The conditions of 3000K and 5000K were created by commercial fluorescent lamps. The light at 2300K was achieved by fitting a 3000K fluorescent lamp with a special filter that absorbed short-wavelength light. The vertical illuminance(More)
This paper demonstrates that an 8T memory cell can be alternative design to a 6T cell in a future highly-integrated SRAM, in a 45-nm process and later with large threshold-voltage variation. The proposed voltage-control scheme that improves a write margin and read current, and the write-back scheme that stabilizes unselected cells are applied to the 8T(More)
Type-2 diabetes is characterized by obesity-related insulin resistance. Insulin resistance and accompanying hyperinsulinemia have been reported to play an important role in pathogenesis of the metabolic syndrome. Conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), a mixture of positional and geometric isomers of linoleic acid, has attracted considerable attention because of(More)
The modular structure of many protein families, such as β-propeller proteins, strongly implies that duplication played an important role in their evolution, leading to highly symmetrical intermediate forms. Previous attempts to create perfectly symmetrical propeller proteins have failed, however. We have therefore developed a new and rapid computational(More)
A readily sedimentable nuclear fraction from Chinese hamster embryo fibroblast (CHEF/18) cells catalyzes incorporation of 14C-rCDP into DNA. Data indicated that this incorporation is made possible by the conversion of rCDP into a small and functionally compartmentalized, rather than a large and freely diffusible, pool of dCTP. This catalytically active(More)
In order to examine whether the spectral compositions of light source may affect sleep quality, sleep architecture under different color temperatures of light sources was evaluated. Seven healthy males were exposed to the light sources of different color temperatures (3000 K, 5000 K and 6700 K) for 6.5 h before sleep. The horizontal illuminance level was(More)
We propose a low-power non-precharge-type two-port SRAM for video processing. The proposed memory cell (MC) has ten transistors (10T), comprised of the conventional 6T MC, a readout inverter and a transmission gate for a read port. Since the readout inverter fully charges/discharges a read bitline, there is no precharge circuit on the read bitline. Thus,(More)