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In merged DRAM/logic LSIs, the DRAM portion could suffer from shorter data retention time because of heat and noise caused by the logic portion. Frequent refreshes increase power consumption. Also, they disturb normal DRAM accesses leading to performance degradation. In order to overcome this problem, we propose several DRAM refresh architectures. The basic(More)
This paper presents the low power architecture and design techniques for the mobile handset LSI Medity<sup>TM</sup> M2. M2 is a second-generation mobile handset LSI which integrates a digital baseband and application processor on a chip. M2 is capable of supporting 3.2 Mbps HSDPA, WCDMA communications, and rich, high-resolution multimedia applications,(More)
srfA is an operon required for the synthesis of surfactin and the development of genetic competence in Bacillus subtilis. We observed that the expression of srfA is downregulated upon treatment with H2O2. Thus, we examined the involvement of several oxidative stress-responsive transcription factors in srfA expression. Our DNA microarray analysis revealed(More)
pgsB encodes gamma-poly glutamic acid (gamma-PGA) synthetase and constitutes an operon with pgsC, pgsAA, and pgsE. Genetic analysis revealed that degQ and swrA, the known regulators of pgsB, are not required for pgsB expression when high cellular concentrations of phosphorylated form of the response regulator DegU (DegU-P) are present. However, swrA(More)
We propose a speculative multi-threading processor architecture called Pinot. Pinot exploits parallelism over a wide range of granularities without modifying program sources. Since exploitation of fine-grain parallelism suffers from limits of parallelism and overhead incurred by parallelization, it is better to extract coarse-grain parallelism. Coarse-grain(More)
During the course of screening for competence-deficient mutants in the mutant collection constructed by the Japan Consortium of Bacillus Functional Genomics, a disruption mutant of sodA encoding superoxide dismutase was identified as a mutant with decreased transformation efficiency. In fact, in the sodA mutant we observed a severe decrease in the(More)
The Bacillus subtilis yrkP gene encodes a response regulator of a two-component regulatory system of unknown function. A previous DNA microarray experiment suggested that multicopy yrkP greatly enhanced the expression of yrkN, the ykcBC operon, and yrkO, which encodes a putative transporter. Here, lacZ fusion analysis confirmed these results and also(More)
This paper presents the low power architecture and design techniques for the mobile handset LSI Medity#8482; M2. M2 is a second-generation mobile handset LSI which integrates a Digital baseband and Application processor on a chip. M2 is capable of supporting 3.2 Mbps HSDPA, WCDMA communications, and rich, high-resolution multimedia applications, while power(More)
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