QuickLogic has announced the availability of ultra-low power connectivity solutions between SDIO and CE-ATA-based peripherals and Marvell's newest generation PXA3xx processor family. The solutions have been system-proven through a QuickLogic daughter board connecting to a Sophia Systems Marvell. PXA3xx-based evaluation board.
The QuickLogic solutions are based on PolarPro FPGA technology, and integrate high performance host controllers for the Marvell PXA3xx embedded microprocessors, and SDIO and/or CE-ATA peripherals and/or any SD memories. The inherent benefits of PolarPro FPGAs include fast design times, design flexibility, increased battery life, reduced board space, and a high rate of successful first-time designs. These attributes are critical for components designed into the high-performance, low-power target applications for the PXA3xx processors such as smart phones and portable game/media players.
"We are delighted to collaborate with Marvell and deliver peripheral connectivity solutions in conjunction with the new processor announcement" said Brian Faith, QuickLogic's Senior Director of Marketing. "This gives our mutual customers a competitive edge when introducing new products since they can now avoid the lengthy design times needed for implementing such critical functions in media rich handheld mobile products."
"Today's announcement highlights QuickLogic's commitment to continuously deliver solutions for Marvell's application processors," said Marvell's Gary Forni, Director of Platform Enabling, Cellular and Handheld Business Unit, Communications and Consumer Business Group at Marvell. "We are delighted to have QuickLogic solutions help us extend our reach to standard peripherals such as HDD, Wi-Fi, SD Card, and Mobile TV for the PXA3xx family of application processors. QuickLogic provides hardware-proven solutions allowing customers to quickly define and develop high-quality products without spending significant time verifying peripheral interfaces."
About PolarPro FPGAs
The PolarPro FPGAs features include a Very Low Power (VLP) mode in which the device draws less than 55uA of standby current, a level never before seen for FPGAs of this density. The VLP mode also retains the state of the device, including I/Os, which greatly simplifies system design. The PolarPro family of devices includes a highly flexible embedded RAM block with built in FIFO controller logic, which enables fast guaranteed performance and cost effective implementations. For additional technical details on the PolarPro family of FPGAs, please visit www.quicklogic.com/polarpro.
QuickLogic Corporation is a leading provider of the lowest power programmable logic solutions for the portable electronics, industrial, communications, and military markets. Our latest products, PolarPro, Eclipse II, and QuickPCI, 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.
Marvell is the leader in development of storage, communications, and consumer silicon solutions. The company's diverse product portfolio includes switching, transceiver, communications controller, wireless, and storage solutions that power the entire communications infrastructure including enterprise, metro, home and storage networking. As used in this release, the terms "company" and "Marvell" refer to Marvell Technology Group Ltd. and its subsidiaries, including Marvell Semiconductor Inc. (MSI), Marvell Asia Pte Ltd (MAPL), Marvell Japan K.K., Marvell Taiwan Ltd., Marvell International Ltd. (MIL), Marvell U.K. Limited, Marvell Semiconductor Israel Ltd. (MSIL), RADLAN Computer Communications Ltd., and Marvell Semiconductor Germany GmbH. MSI is headquartered in Santa Clara, California and designs, develops and markets products on behalf of MIL and MAPL. MSI may be contacted at (408) 222-2500 or www.marvell.com.