QuickLogic Introduces PolarPro II Programmable Solution Platform

Continuing its tradition of innovation in the design of ultra-low power programmable solutions, QuickLogic® Corporation (NASDAQ:QUIK) has announced its next-generation customer specific standard product (CSSP) platform: PolarPro II. This latest addition to the popular PolarPro family of platforms offers a compact, optimized I/O structure, increased responsiveness for its Very Low Power (VLP) mode, and greater embedded SRAM configurability, along with other additional features to reduce PCB space and system Bill-Of-Materials (BOM) costs.

“The PolarPro II family is specifically designed to meet the connectivity, intelligence, security, and system logic requirements of portable and mobile applications,” said Howard Li, Senior Solution Marketing Manager. “It offers a wide range of I/O interfaces for the mobile market. Coupled with a library of proven system blocks for its configurable fabric, PolarPro II addresses critical connectivity, control and intelligence needs in mobile device design, delivering solutions based on our customers’ specific requirements.”

The new family builds on the award-wining PolarPro platform, offering a more compact architecture that allows for higher levels of integration in a single device. It is the ideal silicon platform for delivering customer- or market-specific combinations of QuickLogic’s proven system blocks for storage, wired/wireless communication, video/imaging, security and other custom functions. PolarPro II also enables higher design flexibility. The I/O section, for instance, now offers 8 independently-powered banks to simplify integration into multi-voltage systems, eliminating the need for costly level-shifting circuitry.

PolarPro II also offers a more advanced power management scheme. The core voltage can now scale as low as 1.5V to reduce dynamic power consumption. The platform also offers a VLP mode that freezes device operation, during which the static current drops to less than 5 uA. Entry and exit from the VLP mode are as fast as 10 microseconds, allowing system developers to conserve energy by shutting down the device in between bursts of activity.

The first platform in the PolarPro II family will begin sampling in April 2008, with other family members to follow. Device capacity will range to as many as 27 Customizable Building Blocks (CBBs). The first platform will be available in a package size as small as 5×5 mm (TFBGA) for reduced board space and cost, as well as in known good die configurations.

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.

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