Today we unveiled details on a significant design win for QuickLogic’s ultra-low power EOS S3 voice and sensor processing SoC platform. Specifically, Kyocera has chosen our platform for its Torque G04 smartphone – a ruggedized handheld device made for demanding outdoor work and play applications. The reasons they chose the EOS S3 are manyfold, but one of the most significant is its extremely low power consumption. Because our platform has a heterogeneous multi-processor architecture, the Kyocera engineers were able to partition their sensor fusion software in a way that enabled further power reduction without sacrificing performance. Obviously, lower power consumption translates directly into longer battery life, which is critical for smartphones in general but even more important for a phone likely to be used far away from charging infrastructure for many hours, or even days, at a time.
In addition to choosing the EOS S3 device for its ultra-low power consumption, Kyocera also appreciated the fact that our embedded FPGA fabric can be customized to add special features to address unique use cases. Kyocera is well known for being a very innovative company and having flexibility built into the platform was particularly appealing for them. In fact, Kyocera developers have long appreciated the opportunity for innovation provided by QuickLogic products and it is one of the many reasons why our two companies have had such a great working relationship over the years.
For more information, please see the press release.