QuickLogic’s Jupiter application reference design focuses on maximizing data storage performance through USB sideloading (transfer of files between a computer and a mobile device) to and from nonvolatile embedded memory such as Embedded Multimedia Cards (eMMCs) and removable memory such as Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC) cards, as well as protecting premium content, including personal and corporate data. In addition to faster transfer times, sideloading offloads processing requirements from the host application processor during data transfers to and from nonvolatile storage, enabling more processor cycles to be allocated for running other applications.
As computing and storage capabilities on mobile devices continue to increase, so do security threats. Protecting premium content, including personal and corporate data stored locally, is a significant area of concern for users. Accordingly, the Jupiter application reference design supports hardwired Advanced Encryption Standard (AES), completely off-loading the data protection function from the CPU.
The Jupiter application reference design is based on the ArcticLink® II CX solution platform. It accelerates evaluation by system designers and architects making it easier to perform real-world performance benchmarking for capabilities such as fast sideloading and data security. Additional functions such as Secure Hashing Algorithm (SHA) can be added for Secure Authentication.