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 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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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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What Does Android 3.0 Support Do for QuickLogic?

As always, thanks for visiting us at QuickLogic HotSpots.  The steadily growing traffic we see is very encouraging, and we hope you find this useful.   Now onto business… Following up today’s press release on Android 3.0 support… The jump from Android 2.3 (or 2.2, as my phone stubbornly refuses to relinquish–here’s looking at you, AT&T!) […]

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Smartphone Battery Life: A Consumer POV

Some interesting statistics on smartphone battery life: JD Power’s survey says only 8% of smartphone users are satisfied with their battery life: https://rohansood.wordpress.com/2011/03/19/iphone-takes-top-spot-in-us-smartphone-satisfaction-stats/ Only 6.6% of Japanese smartphone users are completely satisfied with their phone battery life, with more than 65% dissatisfied: http://whatjapanthinks.com/2011/02/15/battery-dissatisfaction-high-amongst-smartphone-users/ 80% of Nokia customers in China dissatisfied with battery life of their […]

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A New QuickLogic-Authored Article

From Communications Components Magazine’s (Taiwan) special June issue on mobile phone components, I bring you “QuickLogic’s Visual Enhancement and Display Power Savings CSSP Chips Integrated into a Mobile Device”. A link to the original simplified-Chinese text is up at http://www.quicklogic.com/in-the-news/, or you can access the file directly at http://www.quicklogic.com/assets/press/CCM-Article.pdf While this article is perhaps more […]

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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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Adding Silicon to Reduce Power?

During Uplinq last week, visitors to our booth were, among other things, given demonstrations of VEE and DPO.  One of the curious things that kept occurring was people trying to understand how we can reduce power with silicon.  I suppose for most techies, “adding silicon to reduce power” is in the vein of “jumbo shrimp” […]

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New QuickLogic Interview from Electronic Design

Here’s a link to recent interview I did with Electronic Design http://electronicdesign.com/article/digital/Improving-Display-Quality-and-Efficiency.aspx Questions and comments always welcomed […]

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In the Age of Standardization, How Can a Tablet Be Different?

In Goldman Sachs’ recent market release “The disruptive nature of tablet computing: A comprehensive analysis of the winners and losers in global TMT and Retail” (April 18, 2011), they very rightly point out the lack of differentiation amongst non-iPad tablets.    Specifically, they claim “We see very little differentiation between the hardware specifications of non-Apple […]

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