Rest of the Hearables Market to Follow now That Apple has Caught On

Recently Apple introduced a new second-generation version of their popular AirPods wireless headphones. These headphones not only deliver a great audio experience, but they now offer enhanced hands-free voice-controlled features. Specifically, a new chip design dramatically improves talk time through lower power consumption leading to longer battery life. It also gives users the ability to […]

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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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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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QuickLogic’s New Partnership with GLOBALFOUNDRIES Brings Big Benefits

Recently QuickLogic announced that it has joined a cadre of industry leaders in partnering with GLOBALFOUNDRIES for its FDXcelerator™ Program.  (Other members of this program include key technology companies such as Amkor Technology, Mentor Graphics, Rambus, Synopsys, Amkor Technology, ASE Group, Infosys, Mentor Graphics, Rambus, Sasken, Sonics and Cadence.)  The partners will together provide a suite […]

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Battery-Powered Voice Processing for IoT Applications

Smartphones with integrated sensors have really helped drive down the cost and power consumption of sensor-based solutions. Lower cost and lower power sensor-based solutions have, in turn, enabled the “Internet of Things” (IoT) market to become established. However, IoT applications are different than smartphone applications in many ways. One of the most important is how […]

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