Convergence of Voice Control and the One-Watt Initiative Driving Unique Requirements in Smart TVs and Home Appliances

The primary application for QuickLogic’s EOS S3 Ultra-Low Power Voice and Sensor Platform is mobile, battery-powered devices that require both always-on wake word detection and extended battery life. As recently as a year ago, if anyone told me there would be a compelling use-case for wall powered devices I wouldn’t have believed it, or at […]

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QuickAI™ Platform Covered by Linley Group

As you know, we launched the QuickAI™ platform for endpoint Artificial Intelligence (AI) applications a couple of weeks ago. The editorial community has been very interested in this new platform which provides an all-inclusive low power solution and development environment to economically incorporate the benefits of AI in endpoint applications. Mike Demler, Senior Analyst at […]

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Leveraging Ecosystem Partnerships

  Today we issued a press release announcing a reference design that we developed in partnership with Nordic Semiconductor.  Nordic specializes in developing ultra-low power devices that enable wireless communications for long periods of time using small power sources.  Does their ultra-low power message sound familiar?  It should, as it’s the same message we’ve been […]

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Can You Hear Me Now?

During Q1, I discussed our first significant engagement for a hearable device, and during Q2, I announced that we won that and other hearable designs that are currently scheduled for production during Q4 2017. I am pleased to state we have seen a substantial increase in hearable engagements during the last four weeks. To keep […]

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Win, win, win, and win

This past week, I was invited to participate in a panel discussion at the MindMotion Developer Conference in Shenzhen, China.  Other participants included several semiconductor industry veterans and luminaries, one of whom was the very well respected “father of MCUs in China”, Mr. George Zhou.  The discussion that followed reinforced what we have been promoting […]

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Machine Voice Recognition Becomes More Human

In a typical day, we each probably have dozens (and sometimes many dozens) of conversations.  Part of the natural art of conversation is our ability to speak and listen to a single individual, even when there is background noise such as music playing or other conversations in progress.  We instinctively focus our attention on the […]

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It’s Good to Be Understood – The Always Listening Home

The dream of having a truly “smart” home has finally started to materialize in a meaningful way.  One aspect of the smart home concept which has been severely underestimated until very recently, though, is the emergence of voice-activated systems and their ability to make sense of spoken commands and requests from humans.  Speech is a primary […]

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