Quickfilter Technologies, Inc. announced the release and general availability of QuickfilterPro4A Software, version 4.0. The software is used to design filters that will be implemented in Quickfilter’s QF4A512 Programmable Signal Converter integrated circuit. Version 4.0 provides users with an enhanced user interface, several new filter types, a free form filter drawing tool, and the ability to create inverse transfer functions with one button click. The user interface has been redesigned to have the same “look and feel” as the Quickfilter development tool for the QF1D512 Simple and versatile FIR engine (SavFIRe [TM]) chip so that the user is working with a familiar format when designing for either device.
“Version 4.0 continues the Quickfilter commitment to provide system designers with a tool which allows them to quickly and easily design complex filters without writing software, thus improving designer productivity and reducing time-to-market. Coupled with the industry leading QF4A512 Programmable Signal Converter integrated circuit, the designer now has an extremely cost-effective and time-effective solution to complex filtering problems.” said Tony Valentino, Quickfilter Technologies COO.
The software may be downloaded from the Quickfilter Technologies website. Existing users will be prompted to download the update when they plug in their development kit (QF4A512-DK) and launch their old software.
Announced in December 2005, the QF4A512 Programmable Signal Converter and QuickfilterPro4A Software allow systems designers to quickly and easily add precision digital filtering to an application. The chip provides an integrated solution including four channels of analog acquisition, on-board analog-to-digital conversion, anti-aliasing filters, programmable gain and FIR filtering. The entire device is reprogrammable and can be controlled via a simple microcontroller. Combined with a wireless controller, the device makes implementing a wireless sensor node extremely easy and effective.
About Quickfilter Technologies
Quickfilter Technologies, Inc utilizes patent pending techniques for implementing a programmable IC that allows an engineer to design a custom circuit for signal processing without the cost and complexity of programming a DSP. Using the Quickfilter solution, it is possible to create and begin operating a custom four-channel analog front end, digital converter and multi-stage digital filter in less than five minutes. Quickfilter’s products are ideally suited for sensors in industrial monitoring and control, medical equipment, homeland security, and engine control applications. The Quickfilter solution comprises over a dozen individual component functions, both analog and digital, into a single integrated circuit (IC) that is programmable using Quickfilter software. This enables customer to rapidly complete a design at significantly lower cost and higher performance. In addition, the IC can be reprogrammed in circuit during design, at the time of shipment or in the field. Quickfilter Technologies Inc. is a private equity funded fabless semiconductor company founded in 2003 by Bob Silco and located in Allen, Texas. The company is developing a family of programmable mixed-signal integrated circuits that convert noisy analog signals into clean, usable digital signals.
SavFIRe is a trademark of Quickfilter Technologies, Inc.