On the Snapdragon…

Welcome back to QuickLogic HotSpot. QuickLogic announced today that we now have a daughter card available that connects to the DragonBoard (based on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Processors).  Our card accepts the MIPI-DSI output of the DragonBoard.  It embeds a QuickLogic ArcticLink III VX5 CSSP device that converts the MIPI-DSI signal to LVDS.  As it’s a VX device, […]

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On the ArcticLink III for Cameras…

Today’s blog deals with an adjacent market for the ArcticLink III (AL III), digital cameras, and specifically the embedded display. As I start, I should be clear and say that we are not talking about putting VEE and DPO into the image capture (camera) path.   As many of you know, we license the core of […]

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How the ArcticLink III VX MIPI2 to MIPI4 Enables Lower-cost 720p Displays

Of the 13 different silicon variants of the ArcticLink III VX devices, the one that gets the most questions is the VX3B2F, or the MIPI 2-lane to MIPI 4-lane bridge with VEE and DPO.  In particular, we are asked ‘why would a customer need this?’  Here’s why: Often in the smartphone market, OEMs ramp to […]

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Display Resolutions…

A hot topic in the consumer device world, post iPad 3 (err…new iPad…which begs the question of what the next one will be called…newer iPad?) is where displays are going, resolution-wise. There are too many variables (technology, content needs, apps, “specsmanship”, etc…) for anyone to say for sure.  I will say that you should expect […]

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Why an OEM Would Use a Bridge Chip (and Why They Wouldn’t)

Upon seeing the ArcticLink III VX RGB->LVDS demo at the recent Linley conference, a very astute attendee asked me ‘why do some OEMs use bridge chips and some don’t?’ This was a very good question, and one we’ve gotten before.  Accordingly, it makes good blog fodder, so here we go… From the outset, this would […]

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On MHL and HDMI: How Do VEE and DPO Fit?

QuickLogic’s new ArcticLink III VX devices, revealed last December, features LVDS, MIPI, and RGB interfaces.  Combined with our legacy ArcticLink II VX products with MDDI and RGB, we think we’ve got the interface needs of tablet and smartphone OEMs locked up for the foreseeable future. When we say this, people do ask us: why not […]

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Smartphone ‘Injustices’

www.gadgetbox.msnbc.msn.com/technology/technolog/7-worst-smartphone-injustices-how-fight-them-523772 Read this article yesterday, and was pleasantly surprised to see battery life as the top ‘injustice’ of smartphones. Now, ‘injustice’ is a very strong word, but I do agree with the authors assertion that battery life is horrible on smartphones However, are removable batteries the way to fight that?  Let’s get real—how many of […]

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On BCC…

Sorry for being late with this blog, especially for those interested and keeping track… We announced BCC, or Background Color Compensator, last week.  This technology enables OEMs of pico projectors to design in an automatic compensation for other-than-white backgrounds. So the obvious question is: “Is this important?”  We believe so, and here’s why: Standard projectors […]

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One More For the Road…

…so I may have been a bit premature when I said it was the last blog of 2011 in my last entry… Before the break, I wanted to quickly give our readers a summarized list of questions we’ve gotten regarding the ArcticLink III VX in the last month or so of press and investor interviews.    […]

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Pico’s: Why Our Dual Output ArcticLink III VX6 Matters

Whether in our earnings calls, or here on HotSpots, we’ve talked a lot about pico projectors in the last few months. Well…as much as we’ve only recently externally talked about them, they’ve been a hot topic internally here for quite some time.  So much so, in fact, that we dedicated 2 of the 13 devices […]

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