What is the CUB?

Talking about our press announcement today of our new CUB system reference design… The CUB Mother Board The CUB, as the announcement and information page attest to, is a series of boards designed specifically to speed the integration, test, and calibration of ArcticLink III VX devices into a customers system.  Essentially, the CUB is a series […]

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Supporting On-board and External Displays in a One Output World, Part II (QuickLogic Strikes Back)

In a blog not too long ago, I spoke in detail on our new VX6BxG variants of the ArcticLink III family, which support an MIPI input to LVDS and RGB output architecture.   This product is targeted primarily at tablets with a need for a secondary video output, most often used for MHL or HDMI purposes.   […]

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CES 2013 Press

Following up on our CES 2013 show coverage, here is an embed of an interview with QuickLogic and EngineeringTV, hosted by Joe Desposito, editor-in-chief of Electronic Design. The original video can be found at http://www.engineeringtv.com/video/Quicklogics-Visual-Enhancement It was my pleasure speaking with Joe about VEE, DPO, and the ArcticLink III VX.     […]

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On the 13 Variants of the ArcticLink III VX…

The question arose today of alternative input/output architectures the ArcticLink III VX that aren’t explicitly listed. First, let’s start by listing the 13 variants Click the chart to embiggen I should also note that the interfaces which the customer requires are determined by their choice of processor and display–while we’ve address this ad nauseum before, […]

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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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On Moving the BX to a VX

A question was asked yesterday about the scope of work/complexity of a customer moving from an ArcticLink III BX design to an ArcticLink III VX design.  This chart provides an easy primer (click to embiggen) As you can see, the scope of work is not great.  The pinouts are identical, meaning there are no (read: […]

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On the BX….

As Andy Pease mentioned in our Q3 2012 earnings call just now, QuickLogic has formally announced the ArcticLink III BX family of devices for display bridging applications. As a bit of background, which is familiar to those who attended the call, a customer decision to use a display bridge device is made very early in […]

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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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