Context Awareness and Wearables…

To me, wearable’s are still in exploring mode; meaning, market winners and losers are still to be decided.   Certainly the fragmentation of the market proves this.  However, what is becoming clear is that always-on sensing and context awareness are becoming “must haves” going forward. The folks at Gigaom and IBM think so: http://gigaom.com/2014/03/01/for-the-next-wave-of-wearables-context-will-be-king/ It is […]

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CISC vs RISC Architectures on Sensor Hubs

Happy Monday to everyone.  As Mobile World Congress 2014 is in full swing, I wanted to share an article that was recently published in Design News: The Pros & Cons to Sensor Hub & Sensor Sub-System Management The article details specifically with pros and cons of the various approaches to sensor hub management, including AP-based, […]

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5 Things…About CES 2014

Welcome to a new, semi-regular feature here at QuickLogic HotSpots, “5 Things”, where we’ll discuss 5 topics on recent events, products, news, etc… So, rather than belabor the point, lets roll with: “5 Things About CES 2014” (1) Curved televisions aren’t the answer to low margins in the flat panel industry.  The incremental viewing experience […]

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A Few Recent Articles on QuickLogic

Greetings! For those who haven’t yet seen these, a couple of very good articles were published on QuickLogic and our new Ultra-Low Power Sensor Hub in the past few days.  Links to the articles are below. From SeekingAlpha.com: QuickLogic: Is The New Sensor Hub A Game Changer? From Globes.co.il: Thoughts on Las Vegas From eejournal.com: […]

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From the “Request Line”, a Q&A on QuickLogic Device Voltages

Hello to our readers.  Hopefully you survived Black Friday with life and limbs intact, and thanks for visiting amongst the frantic Amazon.com Cyber Monday discount shopping (here’s a couple of gift idea: the VEE-enabled Galaxy Tab 3.0 or the iPico projector for iPhone). Through the ‘submit a question’ link to the right, we received a […]

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Want to See the AL3 S1 Catalog CSSP in Action?

The newest video posted to our YouTube channel is embedded below for your viewing pleasure. The video demonstrates only a few of the capabilities of the QuickLogic’s ArcticLink 3 S1-based Always-on Context Aware Sensor Hub Catalog CSSP.  Yes — its a true sensor hub — it interfaces with the 9DOF sensors within the device, collects […]

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What Does Always-on Context Awareness Enable?

I’ve spoken in previous blogs about how the ArcticLink 3 S1 enables always-on context awareness through it’s ultra-low power consumption.   Let’s talk about specific use cases and applications it can enable: Health & Wellness Monitoring Smartphones with environmental sensors (temperature, humidity, pressure) can be used to provide well-baby monitoring.  Many parts of the world are […]

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Sensor Hubs: Why Power Matters

One point we’ve constantly made about our new Sensor Hub line is that we consume significantly less power than competing solutions — in fact, we are 1/30 the power of existing microcontrollers.   However, a lot of people have asked, and likely will ask: how big of a deal is low power?  We think its a […]

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The Paradigm Shift in Our Sensor Hub Approach

Semiconductor design engineers live and die by Moore’s Law – every 18 months, your device should shrink by 2 and be twice as powerful.  That law has served consumers well for many years, demonstrated by the fact that our smartphones today are significantly more powerful than the desktop PCs we worked on even last decade.  […]

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