QuickLogic Creates System Block for SDIO Client

Underscoring its commitment to the mobile electronics market, QuickLogic® Corporation (NASDAQ:QUIK), the lowest power programmable solutions leader, released a proven system block for an SDIO client. This block, part of QuickLogic’s functional library for its Customer Specific Standard Product (CSSP) platforms, enables a range of unique accessories for mobile devices utilizing the popular SD memory card and SDIO peripheral interface.

As consumers demand higher levels of integration, more functions are put into single devices such as smartphones, personal media players (PMP) and personal navigation devices (PND). The same trend is also seen in the accessory market. Expansion cards and thumb drives are integrating multiple radios for Wi-Fi, mobile TV, and other wireless technologies, along with flash memory storage for data and multimedia content. The most commonly used interfaces in mobile devices are high speed SD/SDIO and USB. The new SDIO client proven system block allows QuickLogic to greatly expand its served available market from host side applications to the accessory market on the client side.

“This SDIO client system block opens a whole new range of applications for QuickLogic’s CSSP platforms,” says Howard Li, QuickLogic’s senior platform marketing manager. “There are fixed-function SDIO client ASSPs that are available on the market, but with limited functionality and zero flexibility. QuickLogic’s SDIO client block can be integrated into a variety of QuickLogic’s CSSP platforms and can be tailored by QuickLogic to meet customer specific requirements. Mobile market architects and designers now can easily attach Wi-Fi, mobile TV, Bluetooth and NAND flash storage to a standard SDIO interface in a single device.”

The SDIO client block has been added to QuickLogic’s proven system block library for its CSSP solutions platforms. QuickLogic’s CSSP approach blends fixed logic blocks with an array of low-power customizable building blocks (CBBs) for implementing additional standards-based or custom functions. This approach offers development teams a customizable platform that addresses the need to meet cost, battery life and PCB-space requirements, while also maintaining the flexibility to evolve designs as market demands change in the future. QuickLogic’s CSSP platforms include the PolarPro® and ArcticLink® platform families, offering a range of options in size and capacity.

The SDIO client solution is available immediately as part of QuickLogic’s CSSP proven system block library.

About QuickLogic
QuickLogic Corporation (NASDAQ:QUIK) is the leading provider of the lowest power programmable solutions for the portable electronics, industrial, communications and military markets. Our latest products, ArcticLink(TM), PolarPro(TM), Eclipse II(TM) and QuickPCI(TM) are being used to implement bridge and control solutions in embedded systems requiring Wi-Fi, DVB-H and IDE or CE-ATA-based disk drives. QuickLogic’s proprietary ViaLink® technology offers significant benefits for programmable logic, including the lowest power, instant on capability and bulletproof intellectual property security. The company is located at 1277 Orleans Drive, Sunnyvale, CA 94089-1138.

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