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QuickLogic announced today the immediate availability of its new ArcticLink III VX6 solution platform device. This product integrates QuickLogic's Visual Enhancement Engine and Display Power Optimizer technologies along with LVDS, MIPI, and RGB interfaces into a single chip bridging and connectivity solution for consumer mobile devices.
QuickLogic Corporation announced the signing of an agreement with the Munich, Germany-based Data Display GmbH to bring the company's unique Visual Enhancement Engine (VEE) and Display Power Optimizer (DPO) technologies to the Industrial and Digital Signage markets.
The recent addition of high-speed UARTs to the library of functions for QuickLogic's low-power, configurable Customer Specific Standard Product (CSSP) logic platforms for consumer electronics, is providing a versatile upgrade path for smartphone developers. It offers a power-efficient single-chip solution to expand the interfacing capability of a mobile application processor to support high-datarate Bluetooth, as well as the integration of further high-desirability peripherals such as GPS.
QuickLogic's innovative connectivity platform targeting the handheld electronics product market, ArcticLink, is now available in compact wafer level chip scale packaging (WLCSP). ArcticLink reduces design time and risk for mobile product developers by embedding hard-wired host controllers with a programmable fabric – all in a single, low power device. The new 4.42 x 5.74 mm WLCSP version of this device saves considerable PCB space compared with conventional BGA packaging, helping developers to pack more features into smaller form factors.
QuickLogic has enhanced its SDIO host controller solution by providing it with the ability to handle multiple, independent memory cards. The enhanced host controller solution is a Proven System Block for the company's Customer Specific Standard Product (CSSP) solutions platform library, addressing the needs of handheld system designs. The first delivered implementation handles four independent cards, but the company can configure the PSB for as many card slots as a customer requires. Target applications include storage for personal navigation devices and portable media players.
Engineering samples of QuickLogic's latest customer specific standard product (CSSP) platform for the connectivity, intelligence, and logic requirements of handheld applications are now available. Based on QuickLogic's patented ViaLink technology, PolarPro II offers ultra low power consumption combined with small-footprint packages. A very low power (VLP) mode freezes system operation, during which the static current drops to less than 5 microamps. Entry and exit from the VLP mode are as fast as 10 microseconds, allowing systems to conserve energy by shutting down in between bursts of activity.
QuickLogic is partnering with Israel-based avionics technology leader Sital Technology to optimise Sital's MIL-STD-1553 controller design with QuickLogic's ViaLink programmable fabric. The MIL-STD-1553 bus is used in military and avionics applications such as head-up displays, radar, and weapons systems. The controller design will become part of QuickLogic's Proven System Block (PSB) library for military-grade solutions using the PolarPro family of programmable platforms.
To support the development of mobile devices, QuickLogic has developed an UltraDMA (UDMA) system block for its Customer Specific Standard Product (CSSP) platforms. Created in conjunction with CSSP customers, the UDMA block speeds data transfers to mass storage peripherals while reducing system power requirements.
QuickLogic has announced the Visual Enhancement Engine (VEE) to enable next generation multimedia products. The proprietary VEE technology provides high quality contrast optimisation for a wide range of mobile consumer and prosumer devices. It specifically addresses the mobile industry's need to provide consumers with a TV-quality viewing experience while extending battery life at the same time.
Continuing its commitment to the mobile device market, QuickLogic has partnered with UK-based imaging technology company Apical Limited, to bring Apical's proven iridix display enhancement technology to QuickLogic's Customer Specific Standard Product (CSSP) platform families. The iridix core forms the basis of QuickLogic's Visual Enhancement Engine (VEE) proven system block (PSB).
QuickLogic has announced a new customer specific standard product (CSSP) platform for applications in mobile and portable products. PolarPro II extends the popular PolarPro ultra low power programmable device concept with a more flexible I/O structure, increased responsiveness for its Very Low Power (VLP) standby mode, more configuration flexibility for the device's embedded SRAM, plus other new features to reduce PCB space and system bill-of-materials.
QuickLogic is showcasing the design flexibility that is enabled by its Customer Specific Standard Product (CSSP) technology during Mobile World Congress, by showing real-life OEM/ODM products and demonstration systems. Some of the consumer and prosumer products on display include:
QuickLogic is showcasing the design flexibility that is enabled by its Customer Specific Standard Product (CSSP) technology during CES, by showing real-life OEM/ODM products and demonstration systems. Some of the consumer and prosumer products on display include:
Handheld product developers can now add simultaneous video output without sacrificing battery lifetime or burdening the host application processor. The solution - developed by QuickLogic and Chrontel - has already been adopted by a leading smart phone manufacturer and may be customised easily to match a wide range of design needs required by other adopters.
Keeping its commitment to the industrial, military and high reliability market, QuickLogic has now achieved volume production of its PolarPro QL1P1000 in a mil-spec temperature rating. QL1P1000 integrates one million gates of the industry's lowest-power configurable logic technology, together with embedded memory built-in FIFO control, and advanced clock management control units.
QuickLogic has announces the addition of a SPI (serial peripheral interconnect) Host Controller to its customer specific standard product (CSSP) functional library. The SPI interface gives mobile device designers a low pin-count alternative to SDIO or mini-PCI for implementing high speed connections to wireless modules and other popular peripheral functions.
QuickLogic today releases a proven system block for an SDIO client, expanding its applications potential in the mobile electronics market. Part of QuickLogic's functional library for its Customer Specific Standard Product (CSSP) platforms, the new SDIO function enables a range of unique accessories for mobile devices utilising the popular SD memory card and SDIO peripheral interface.
QuickLogic announces that the one million gate version of PolarPro, the industry's lowest power programmable logic technology, is now available in a mil-spec temperature rating. This innovative programmable device, incorporating embedded memory with built-in FIFO control, and advanced clock management control units, offers unparalleled design security.
QuickLogic has announced a UART (universal asynchronous receiver/transmitter) proven system block for use with its Customer Specific Standard Product (CSSP) platforms. The high-performance core supports the full 3Mbits/second data rates required for compatiblity with the Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR (Enhanced Data Rate) specification, and may be configured rapidly with other proven functions to provide a low-power, single-chip connectivity solution.
QuickLogic has added a suite of digital rights management (DRM) security functions including AES encryption, to the library of IP available for its programmable connectivity platforms. The technology greatly enhances design flexibility for handheld electronics products. It allows developers to extend the capability of their chosen embedded systems processor with both the security and peripheral interfaces they need, via a single low power consumption IC.
QuickLogic has launched a new website that will help mobile electronics product development teams to bring designs to market more quickly, and with lower risk. The site details QuickLogic's capability in Customer Specific Standard Product (CSSP) technologies and platforms.
QuickLogic has announced an addition to its integrated programmable connectivity solution portfolio targeting mobile devices. The company has released a full Compact Flash host controller to provide designers with simple access to this common memory technology. Compact Flash was introduced in 1994 initially as an interface to flash data card storage. Over time, it has been enhanced to support micro hard disk drives and peripheral devices such as Wi-Fi, Global Positioning Systems (GPS) and Scanner modules. Although the Secure Digital (SD) card has gained more popularity due to its simpler interface, Compact Flash is still required for devices such as Enterprise PDAs, portable industrial ePOS, and high-end digital cameras.
QuickLogic has announced what it says is a revolutionary solution that enables the application processors in mobile products to boot directly from managed NAND devices and memory cards, eliminating the need for NOR flash and thus reducing BOM cost and PCB area.
It is predicted that over 40% of all smartphones will include 'TV-out' functionality by 2010, allowing devices to drive an external monitor, projector or TV. This application presents many design challenges in the areas of power management, device interoperability, and user interaction. QuickLogic has developed a flexible solution based on its unique low-power programmable technology, PolarPro, and published an explanatory white paper. The paper details a small-BOM design for a video subsystem with a device capable of X/Y swap and frame rate conversion. It consumes very little static and dynamic power and has the flexibility to interface to multiple application processors and TV-Out encoders.
QuickLogic announces it is now shipping the ArcticLink programmable connectivity platform for embedded systems processors targeting the handheld electronics product market. It reduces design time and risk for the mobile market by embedding high performance host controllers, a programmable fabric for implementing additional controllers and peripheral connectivity, as well as a selectable processor interface - all in a single, low power device.
QuickLogic Europe today announces ArcticLink, a programmable connectivity platform for embedded systems processors targeting the handheld electronics product market. ArcticLink reduces design time and risk by embedding high performance controllers, programmable fabric for implementing additional controllers and peripheral connectivity, and a selectable processor interface, in a single low power IC.
QuickLogic Europe has announced that it has enhanced its proven SDIO host controller solution with the ability to handle Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) memory cards. The host controller can be implemented in QuickLogic's PolarPro or Eclipse II programmable logic device families, and is part of the company's low-power connectivity companion device solutions that address the needs of handheld and embedded system designs.
QuickLogic Europe announces that its customisable SD/SDIO/CE-ATA host controller solution is a core component in Marvell's PXA3xx 3G smartphone concept platform, code-named Dracut, being demonstrated at the 2007 3GSM World Congress in Barcelona.
QuickLogic Europe announces the introduction of a full featured NAND Flash memory controller solution for its ultra-low power programmable logic families. One of many storage solutions offered by QuickLogic, the NAND solution is designed to interface with a host of application processors used in portable applications, such as the Marvell PXA2xx applications processor and Analog Devices' Blackfin DSP. This introduction extends the spectrum of QuickLogic's storage solution portfolio from various flavours of micro hard disk drives and SD Card memory to raw NAND Flash.
QuickLogic Europe is making its low power FPGA devices available in smaller 6x6 and 8x8 mm form-factor FPGA packages. The advanced packaging meets the aggressive requirements of handheld electronics integrating storage, wireless, mobile TV and other emerging technologies.
QuickLogic Europe announces its 'Power Comparison Resource Package' that includes a low power programmable logic video, power comparison demo platform, a white paper created by a third-party consultant and a micro website. The purpose of this package is to help designers compare FPGAs and CPLDs between the leading vendors, in order to make the best decisions based on design power constraints and requirements.
QuickLogic Europe announces the availability of ultra-low power connectivity solutions between SDIO and CE-ATA-based peripherals and Marvell's newest-generation PXA3xx processor family. The solutions have been system-proven through a QuickLogic daughter board connecting to a PXA3xx-based evaluation board from Sophia Systems.
QuickLogic Europe has released of 300,000- and 200,000-gate versions of the PolarPro device. Designated QL1P300 and QL1P200, these large FPGAs with embedded SRAM are the third and fourth members of the PolarPro family to reach full production status. They complement existing versions with 100,000 and 75,000 gates. By combining the flexibility and fast development times of FPGAs with ASIC-like density and very low power consumption, QL1P200 and QL1P300 create solutions for consumer electronics products such as smartphones, personal media players (PMPs) and portable navigation devices, as well as industrial handheld products.
QuickLogic Europe announces that its low-power QuickIDE bus-to-bus bridging IC interoperates with Hitachi Global Storage Technologies' one-inch Microdrive hard drive, delivering a complete mass storage peripheral solution for portable consumer products based on Intel embedded processors.