Smartphone-based Remote Control Features

Programmable Fabric Implementation Enables Product Differentiation

QuickLogic's programmable fabric-based Infrared Data Association (IrDA) remote controller provides mobile device OEMs a low-cost, proven method of implementing remote control features on their devices with a QuickLogic CSSP.

As Smartphone and Tablet OEMs continue to innovate and strive to provide hardware-differentiated products, they continue to look at ways to integrate commonly-used consumer devices into a single platform. Previously, OEM design efforts have moved the functions and usage of formerly discrete devices like GPS systems and MP3 players into smartphones and tablets. Consumers have shown an overwhelming desire for continued integration, which has pushed system designs to continue to examine what commonly–used devices can have their functions integrated into smartphones and tablets in a cost- and size-effective manner.

One particular solution that has been identified has been the integration of home audio/video remote control functions into smartphones. However, while many devices have existing Infrared LEDs required for transmission, todays application processors lack the logic space and control software necessary for the implementation of a remote control function.


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Programmable Fabric-based IrDA Remote Controller

Available Platforms

Sensor Hub

Platform Features
ArcticLink® 3 S2

The ArcticLink 3 S2, the second generation sensor hub platform from QuickLogic, features a processing platform ideal for the needs of power-conscious OEMs. Featuring 4x the computational performance, 4x the on-board algorithm capacity and 8x sensor data buffer storage plus programmable fabric, the S2 is the sensor hub of choice for smartphone and wearable OEMs. 

ArcticLink 3 S1

The ArcticLink 3 S1 Ultra-Low Power Sensor Hub (ULPSH) is the first device to meet the power thresholds and support the sensor processing functions required to make always-on sensors in smartphones, wearables and tablets a mainstream reality. Available as a Catalog CSSP featuring Sensor Platform Inc's FreeMotion library or as a fully OEM-configurable CSSP, the ArcticLink 3 S1 sensor hub is the best choice for power-conscious system designers.


Platform Features
PolarPro® 3E

The PolarPro 3E is the latest generation of QuickLogic's mobile programmable logic devices. It improves upon previous generations by adding embedded standard blocks commonly used in mobile FPGA designs. Featuring 3,500 effective logic cells in an extremely small 2.19 mm x 2.47 mm package, the PolarPro 3E is ideal for low power applications where long battery life is key to a positive user experience.

PolarPro 3

QuickLogic’s PolarPro 3 programmable logic devices are designed to address the next generation needs of mobile designers. Featuring 1,019 logic cells in an extremely small 2 x 2.5mm package, the PolarPro 3 operates on as little as 55µA static power, making it ideal for low power applications where long battery life is key to a positive user experience

PolarPro and PolarPro II

The PolarPro and PolarPro II solution platforms offer a spectrum of PSBs such as SDIO/SD/MMC, high speed UARTs, keyboard control, SPI and I²C ports, advanced clock management and others   in low cost, small form factor packaging .

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