SPIDA is the Smart Programmable Integrated Data Aggregator technology that is at the heart of QuickLogic’s strategic initiative to bring a better user experience to the mobile consumer market. SPIDA is a scalable, proven system block that can be implemented in many of QuickLogic’s solution platforms, establishing a direct data path between peripheral and mass storage interfaces.
By decoupling the data transfers from the system’s main memory, transfers can happen in less than half the time and with substantially less power consumption and CPU loading. The first generation SPIDA engine is based on QuickLogic’s patented programmable fabric, allowing QuickLogic’s System Solution Group (SSG) to tune the SPIDA engine to the exact specifications of the mobile processor and peripherals being used in the system. The SPIDA engine is compatible with ArcticLink® II CX, ArcticLink II VX, ArcticLink, PolarPro® II and PolarPro solution platforms.
Achieving substantially higher performance is directly proportional to decreasing the amount of time required to sideload or download multimedia content from a PC/Laptop/Notebook to a handheld device including Smartphones, Tablets, Broadband Data Cards, Mobile Enterprise, and other Mobile Devices. Figure 1 illustrates the performance improvement achieved through the use of the SPIDA engine. Increased sideload speeds mean lower energy per byte transferred, which directly yields longer battery life before recharging.