QuickLogic's CSSPs Enable TI's Sitara(TM) AM335x ARM(R) Cortex(TM)-A8 Processor to Support High-Resolution Cameras

SUNNYVALE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- Jul 23, 2012 -- QuickLogic Corporation (NASDAQ: QUIK)

  • Complete, ready-to-use parallel Camera Interface solution (CAM I/F)
  • Supports up to 5MP camera for latest generation of industrial handheld / mobile devices
  • QuickLogic BeagleCam Camera Cape eliminates the need to use scarce USB resources

QuickLogic Corporation (NASDAQ: QUIK), the innovator of ultra-low-power programmable Customer Specific Standard Products (CSSPs), today announced a complete, ready-to-use solution for the Sitara™ AM335x ARM® Cortex™-A8 processor from Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI). The QuickLogic solution enables TI's AM335x processor to support high-resolution cameras through a low-power parallel Camera Interface (CAM I/F) port. By eliminating the need for cameras to consume sometimes-scarce USB ports, and by reducing total system power consumption, the QuickLogic CSSP CAM I/F solution expands the application space for the TI processor in the mobile enterprise (including AIDC, or Automatic Identification and Data Capture, and ruggedized handhelds), portable consumer, industrial tablet and industrial smartphone markets.

TI's new low-cost, low-power, feature-rich AM335x processor enables new robust end products. The AM335x processor is ideal for a variety of portable devices that support high-resolution cameras. While many cameras require the standard USB interface, the processor's USB controllers are often already used by other peripherals. Moreover, the processor's USB controller can consume up to 150mW more power than QuickLogic's CAM I/F-enabled CSSP solution, making it impractical for many handheld and mobile applications. QuickLogic's CSSP provides the CAM I/F, connecting the TI general-purpose memory controller (GPMC) and the camera sensor. The GPMC includes direct memory access (DMA) capability, allowing QuickLogic to support high-resolution cameras. With this new low-power solution, TI can now support up to five megapixel cameras without using sometimes-scarce USB ports, and address a much wider range of applications.

BeagleBone Reference Design Platform
To ease integration of TI's AM335x processor, BeagleBoard.org created BeagleBone, a ready-to-use, open-source hardware platform for rapid prototyping and firmware and software development. This low-cost BeagleBone follows on the heels of BeagleBoard.org's successful BeagleBoard platform for mid-range and upper-end applications. BeagleBone is highly extensible, allowing developers to add many features and interfaces via add-on boards or Capes. The camera cape, including the QuickLogic CSSP, will connect to a BeagleBone and an Aptina image sensor.

"With the launch of the AM335x processor, we have been looking to quickly expand market opportunities for new end-product segments," said Russell Crane, product marketing manager, Sitara ARM processors, TI. "With its CAM I/F solution, QuickLogic has provided an opportunity to make significant breakthroughs into the portable device market where camera and video input is required."

"System designers are constantly challenged with processor interface and peripheral component mismatches," said Mehul Kochar, senior business development manager for QuickLogic. "We have taken full advantage of the flexibility inherent in our CSSPs to deliver a fast time-to-market solution to this market requirement."

The QuickLogic BeagleCam Camera Cape solution is available today as a ready-to-use CSSP, or as a Proven System Block (PSB) for inclusion in other CSSPs. For additional information, please go to www.quicklogic.com/ti-camif.

Stay up to date with QuickLogic and help us spread the word:

About QuickLogic
QuickLogic Corporation (NASDAQ: QUIK) is the inventor and pioneer of innovative, customizable semiconductor solutions for mobile and portable electronics OEMs and ODMs. These silicon plus software solutions are called Customer Specific Standard Products (CSSPs). CSSPs enable our customers to bring their products to market more quickly and remain in the market longer, with the low power, cost and size demanded by the mobile and portable electronics market. For more information about QuickLogic and CSSPs, visit www.quicklogic.com.

QuickLogic is a registered trademark and the QuickLogic logo is a trademark of QuickLogic Corporation. All other brands or trademarks are the property of their respective holders and should be treated as such.

Code: QUIK-G

Image Available: http://www2.marketwire.com/mw/frame_mw?attachid=2045651

Andrea Vedanayagam
Veda Communications 
(408) 656-4494

Email Contact 

Review Article Be the first to review this article

Featured Video
Peggy AycinenaWhat Would Joe Do?
by Peggy Aycinena
H-1B Visa: de Geus’ tragedy looms large
Peggy AycinenaIP Showcase
by Peggy Aycinena
IP for Cars: Lawsuits are like Sandstorms
More Editorial  
Technical Support Engineer EU/Germany/UK for EDA Careers at N/A, United Kingdom
Staff Software Engineer - (170059) for brocade at San Jose, CA
ASIC/FPGA Design Engineer for Palo Alto Networks at Santa Clara, CA
Mechanical Designer/Engineer for Palo Alto Networks at Santa Clara, CA
Lead Java Platform Engineer IOT-WEB for EDA Careers at San Francisco Area, CA
Technical Support Engineer for EDA Careers at Freemont, CA
Upcoming Events
Embedded Systems Conference ESC Boston 2017 at Boston Convention & Exhibition Center Boston MA - May 3 - 4, 2017
2017 GPU Tech Conference at San Jose McEnery Convention Center 150 West San Carlos Street San Jose CA - May 8 - 11, 2017
High Speed Digital Design and PCB Layout at 13727 460 Ct SE North Bend WA - May 9 - 11, 2017
Nanotech 2017 Conference & Expo at Gaylord National Hotel & Convention Center WA - May 14 - 17, 2017

Internet Business Systems © 2017 Internet Business Systems, Inc.
595 Millich Dr., Suite 216, Campbell, CA 95008
+1 (408)-337-6870 — Contact Us, or visit our other sites:
AECCafe - Architectural Design and Engineering TechJobsCafe - Technical Jobs and Resumes GISCafe - Geographical Information Services  MCADCafe - Mechanical Design and Engineering ShareCG - Share Computer Graphic (CG) Animation, 3D Art and 3D Models
  Privacy Policy