Smartphone & wearable OEMs and mobile application developers envision a near-term future where our mobile devices, even when idle, are always aware of our activities and surroundings. Called Always-on Context Awareness, this is delivered through the fusion of data from a number of sensors in a device.
QuickLogic’s ArcticLink 3 S1 Ultra-low Power Sensor Hub (ULPSH) is the first device to meet the power thresholds and support the sensor processing functions required to make always-on sensing in smartphones, wearables and tablets a mainstream reality. Supporting run-time re-configurablity, the ULPSH supports the use of multiple sensor algorithms for different contexts (walking, running, in a car, on an elevator, phone in pocket/hand, etc...).
OEMs desire always-on context awareness, but only at less than 2% of system battery life – QuickLogic’s ArcticLink 3 S1 enables that
|Flexible Fusion Engine (patent pending)|
Software, sensor and sensor algorithm engineers can customize the functionality of the ArcticLink 3 S1 through QuickLogic’s Integrated Development Environment (IDE) and Development Board. The IDE, called the Flexible Fusion Engine Algorithm Tool (FFEAT), enables engineers to:
FFEAT is specifically tailored for engineers familiar with sensor algorithms and software, these tools speed time-to-market by providing an abstraction layer between the sensor algorithms and software (typically expressed in a C-like language) and the hardware implementation. The IDE and Development boards supports algorithm development and real-time board-level debugging, and can be used to port internally-developed or properly-licensed 3rd party sensor algorithms to the sensor hub.
For access to FFEAT, contact QuickLogic.
QuickLogic’s Sensor Hub Development Boards complement FFEAT by providing a proven hardware platform for sensor hub hardware development, testing, and debugging. The boards were designed with platform flexibility in mind, supporting connectivity to host systems in a variety of ways, including PC via USB and directly to a DragonBoard by Qualcomm. The boards also have flexible connectors that can be used to connect 3rd party sensor boards for easy sensor bring-up, algorithm development and hardware debug.
The standard ArcticLink 3 S1 CSSP contains all the necessary system blocks for customers to port their code into. This flexible design allows customers to choose 1 or multiple algorithms that best suit their use cases and needs. QuickLogic's Integrated Design Environment provides a hardware and software environment for porting OEM- or 3rd party-developed algorithms into the sensor hub.
The needs of wearable OEMs differ from that of other markets -- the S1 Wearables Sensor Hub Catalog CSSP offers wearable-specific use cases and contexts, delivering the maximum user experience at the ultra-low power levels required for long battery life.
Learn more about S1 Wearables Sensor Hub
A catalog version of the ArcticLink 3 S1, this device is available off-the-shelf running Sensor Platform Inc.’s FreeMotion™ library, providing always-on context awareness below the 2% of system power OEM threshold.
Learn more about Always-on Context Aware Sensor Hub
|Product||ArcticLink 3 S1 ( WLCSP package)||ArcticLink 3 S1 ( VFBGA package)|
|Embedded PSBs||Flexible Fusion Engine, Sensor Manager, Communications Manager|
|RAM Module Size||8K|
|I/O Voltages||1.8V, 2.5V, 3.3V|
|Package Dimensions||2.09mm x 2.54mm||3.5mm x 3.5mm|