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 URBANO PROGRESSO…

The hot news at QuickLogic today is the announcement of our new production smartphone, the Kyocera “URBANO PROGRESSO”.  As our press release mentioned, the URBANO PROGRESSO uses a QuickLogic ArcticLink II VX4 device, featuring an MDDI Type II to RGB bridge, as well as VEE and DPO.   Key to note here is that VEE and […]

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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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Presentation from FPD

If you are unable to make it, you are welcomed to view the PDF version of today’s FPD Technology and Application Forum presentation here. A video of the actual presentation should be available in a few short weeks. Look for new blogs on the ArcticLink III VX starting tomorrow […]

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Introducing the ArcticLink III VX…

For those who haven’t seen today’s release, we did in announce (a couple of days ahead of expectations) QuickLogic’s newest product family, the ArcticLink III VX, featuring VEE HD+ and DPO HD+ in interface bridging, interface pass-through, and interface duplication and bridging options.  This product family targets smartphones, tablets, and embedded pico projector applications. In […]

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A Few Random Items

Happy (belated) Halloween from QuickLogic.  As you recover from the hoards of freeloading kids in search of sugary goodness, a few random items and thoughts for today: (1)    So…battery life is important to users? http://www.zdnet.com/blog/hardware/iphoneios-5-battery-saver-tips/15712 http://www.taiwannews.com.tw/etn/news_content.php?id=1738691 http://www.cnn.com/2011/10/19/tech/mobile/iphone-4s-problems/index.html http://www.mercurynews.com/business/ci_19234280 (2)    CES We’ve been asked, and yes, we will be at CES this year.  More information will […]

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Mobile Video on Smartphones

A quick link today here at QuickLogic Hotspots: http://www.comscoredatamine.com/2011/08/whos-watching-video-on-their-mobile/ One thing about the study I find very interesting the demographics.   Mobile video is something that is relatively new to most people in the US (where the study is focused).   Normally, for a new, tech-based application, most would assume that the younger generation become the early […]

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As Promised…

As I alluded to at the end of my last blog, today we announced our DPO 2.0 technology; I wasn’t kidding when I said ‘VERY’ soon. So, rather than waste a bunch of space with my often over-loquacious prose, I’ll go right to a FAQ-style blog… Q: What makes DPO 2.0 different from DPO 1.0? […]

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How to Mute CNBC and Play a Movie at the Same Time…

Brian, one of our frequent readers and commentors here on QuickLogic’s HotSpots inquired on my last blog with the question below: The RGB-split accepts one incoming signal and splits the signal between to two displays (i.e. one image spread over two displays). Down the road do you envision an RGB-split capability (or a market need) […]

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The RGB-split Competitive Landscape

Building on today’s “RGB-split for Foldable Tablets and Smartphones” press release, I wanted to spend a bit of time talking about current competitive approaches to splitting display signals. First, a bit more on RGB-split. What is does: it accepts a single incoming MDDI or RGB display signal (from the applications processor/CPU) and splits it to […]

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