How the ArcticLink III VX MIPI2 to MIPI4 Enables Lower-cost 720p Displays

Of the 13 different silicon variants of the ArcticLink III VX devices, the one that gets the most questions is the VX3B2F, or the MIPI 2-lane to MIPI 4-lane bridge with VEE and DPO.  In particular, we are asked ‘why would a customer need this?’  Here’s why: Often in the smartphone market, OEMs ramp to […]

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PC Magazine Reviews PoP (and VEE!)

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2405437,00.asp PC Magazine has published their review of the PoP Video, and mentions VEE… “…Visual Enhancement Engine.The results are good and I mostly left the Auto-Enhance option on, as it made somewhat-dim images a bit easier on the eyes.” […]

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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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PoP is Shipping…

For those US-based folks who ordered a PoP video (featuring VEE) you should likely be receiving it any day now, as the PoP’s are now shipping.  According to the fine folks over there, shipping to Europe will commence shortly, followed by Asia. More to come from us in the coming days, including some connectivity-related items! […]

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VEE on Higher Lumen Projectors

While the PoP Video is proof-positive that VEE can enhance the viewing experience of a lower-lumen projector, many people have asked what VEE can do for higher lumen systems.    To answer this, we sent a prototype 50 lumen projector (from an ODM partner) to PicoPros.com and let them test it.  The link below, as well […]

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Effective Lumens, and How the PoP Video with VEE Outperforms the Competition

So, the title pretty much says it all.   We’ve loaded a new video blog to our YouTube channel, and embedded it here for your viewing pleasure. The crux of the video: Lumens, as a measure of the light source brightness of a pico projector, is scientific Lumens, as a measure of the viewability (thus, image […]

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A Few Links…

Thanks to our friends over at picopros.com for the brief, but very kind article on our technology. http://www.picopros.com/article/pico-projectors-bolster-future-growth-quicklogic-according-bloomberg We appreciate their support of QuickLogic, and definitely agree with their assessment of how VEE and BCC can add to the user experience with pico projectors. Also, a gentle reminder of other links where you can find […]

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On MHL and HDMI: How Do VEE and DPO Fit?

QuickLogic’s new ArcticLink III VX devices, revealed last December, features LVDS, MIPI, and RGB interfaces.  Combined with our legacy ArcticLink II VX products with MDDI and RGB, we think we’ve got the interface needs of tablet and smartphone OEMs locked up for the foreseeable future. When we say this, people do ask us: why not […]

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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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