QuickLogic's ArcticLink III VX6 Supports Embedded and External Displays From a Single Processor Display Output

SUNNYVALE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- Mar 20, 2013 -- QuickLogic Corporation (NASDAQ: QUIK)

  • Drive on-board display and HDMI/MHL transmitters from a single Application Processor display signal
  • Includes display bridging functions for seamless connectivity of varying interfaces
  • Integrated VEE and DPO technologies allow for sunlight viewability & system-level power savings

QuickLogic Corporation (NASDAQ: QUIK), the innovator in low-power Customer Specific Standard Products ( CSSPs), announced today the immediate availability of its new ArcticLink® III VX6 solution platform device. This product integrates QuickLogic's Visual Enhancement Engine ( VEE) and Display Power Optimizer ( DPO) technologies along with LVDS, MIPI, and RGB interfaces into a single chip bridging and connectivity solution for consumer mobile devices. This enables developers to easily integrate a secondary HDMI and/or MHL video output into systems initially designed to support a single, on-board display.

The VX6BxG is optimized for tablet architecture, offering system designers a solution that bridges the MIPI output of the AP to an LVDS interface for the on-board display, while outputting the same display content to the RGB or MIPI interface of the MHL/HDMI transmitter. This approach eliminates the need for inefficient, multi-chip architectures or the need to upgrade to a more expensive application processor which supports two simultaneous display interfaces.

"The ArcticLink III VX6 family from QuickLogic allows tablet system designers to realize multi-display architectures with processors originally intended to support only a single, on-board display. We believe this flexibility in processor architecture selection can speed time-to-market and keep BOM costs low for OEMs building differentiated HDMI/MHL-enabled products," says Paul Karazuba, senior product marketing manager at QuickLogic.

The solution platform family also optionally integrates QuickLogic's VEE and DPO technologies. Our VEE technology, based on the iridix® core from Apical Limited, delivers outstanding display viewability under any lighting condition by dynamically optimizing video characteristics to provide a natural viewing experience. Our DPO technology has been field-proven to lower total system power consumption through dynamic management of display brightness with no negative user side effects. Used together with VEE, QuickLogic's DPO technology enables system-level battery life extension by an average of 25% without compromising the user experience.

The ArcticLink III VX6 is mass production ready and available immediately for evaluation. Contact QuickLogic at Email Contact or visit http://www.quicklogic.com/platforms/arcticlink-iii-vx/ for more information.

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About QuickLogic
QuickLogic Corporation 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

ArcticLink and QuickLogic are registered trademarks 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.

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