SOURCE: QuickLogic


August 17, 2010 12:42 ET

QuickLogic Announces Mass Production of Longer Battery Life and Higher Resolution Display Viewability Solutions

ArcticLink II VX2 Solution Platform Includes VEE and DPO PSBs, Featuring RGB Input/Output Interfaces Enabling Greater Design Flexibility and Quicker Time-to-Market

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - August 17, 2010) -  QuickLogic Corporation (NASDAQ: QUIK), the leader in low power Customer Specific Standard Products (CSSPs), is proud to announce mass production of the ArcticLink® II VX2 CSSP Solution Platform with the integrated Display Power Optimizer (DPO) and the second generation Visual Enhancement Engine (VEE) Proven System Blocks (PSBs). This platform offers mobile device designers and manufacturers the integration and flexibility necessary to accelerate time-to-market and create differentiation in the mobile market.

The ArcticLink II VX2 Solution Platform includes VEE and DPO PSBs, featuring RGB input/output interfaces and is controlled through an I2C-like interface. VEE 2.0 technology greatly enhances the viewability of displays up to WXGA resolution (1366 x 768) under challenging conditions, such as bright ambient lighting, while dynamically optimizing video characteristics on a pixel-by-pixel, frame-by-frame basis to produce a natural viewing experience to the user. Used in conjunction with VEE, QuickLogic's DPO technology enables consumer device developers to reduce system battery consumption by as much as 25% through lowering display backlight or power intensity without compromising the viewing experience.

The customer-specific programmable fabric portion of the chip can include multiple PSBs. These PSBs include High Speed UARTs for Bluetooth, Pulse Width Modulators for driving general purpose and backlight LEDs, SPI and I2C host, display-specific needs such as RGB-split and Frame Recycler, or memory management needs for SD cards, eMMC devices, or other memory form factors. 

A complete list of PSBs can be found at The variety of PSBs offered by QuickLogic allows system integrators to combine multiple discrete chips onto a single CSSP, simplifying design and board layout, lowering BOM cost, and accelerating time-to-market.

"The production qualification of the ArcticLink II VX2 Solution Platform represents an important step for QuickLogic's continued success in the consumer device market," said Brian Faith, VP of worldwide marketing for QuickLogic. "We have been sampling this device with great interest to multiple tier 1 and 2 OEM and ODMs. With this qualification, customers can be assured of a high-quality, tried-and-true solution for improving the user experience of their end products."

CSSPs provide a unique combination of hard logic and ultra-low power programmable fabric based on QuickLogic's patented ViaLink® technology. This combination allows customers to quickly integrate CSSPs as market conditions change, resulting in faster time-to-market and integration of the latest technologies to address ever-changing market trends. QuickLogic's VX2 Solution Platform is designed for consumer device applications such as smartphones, tablets, netbooks, and smartbooks. 

ArcticLink II VX2 Solution Platforms are available immediately for inclusion in CSSP small footprint packages. Contact QuickLogic or visit our website at for more information on the VX2 Solution Platforms or any of the PSBs mentioned.

About QuickLogic
QuickLogic Corporation is the inventor and pioneer of innovative, customizable semiconductor solutions for mobile and portable electronics OEMs and ODMs. These silicon plus software solutions are called Customer Specific Standard Products (CSSPs). CSSPs enable our customers to bring their products to market more quickly and remain in the market longer, with the low power, cost and size demanded by the mobile and portable electronics market. For more information about QuickLogic and CSSPs, visit

QuickLogic, ViaLink and ArcticLink are registered trademarks and the QuickLogic logo is a trademark of QuickLogic Corporation. All other brands or trademarks are the property of their respective holders and should be treated as such.

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