Supporting On-board and External Displays in a One Output World

With the recent rise of popularity of adding MHL or HDMI interfaces to tablets, already-overburdened system designs now face another challenge—how to integrate a secondary video output into a system designed to support only the on-board display? This is a huge challenge, primarily so based on (1) the number of concurrent outputs that CPU’s generally […]

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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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