QuickLogic Corporation, the inventor and pioneer of Embedded Standard Products (ESPs), today announced that they have acquired a number of intellectual property (IP) modules from Netherlands-based Quest Innovations B.V. that have been optimized for use in QuickLogic's high-speed, low-power programmable logic.
These modules, which include disk storage and graphics controller technology, allow QuickLogic to deliver turnkey system solutions for a number of video-over-IP applications and add to the extensive Quick IP library that includes communication, DSP, microprocessor cores, networking, PCI, and voice processing cores.
Primary Focus on Emerging Enterprise and In-Car Applications
The initial focus will be in the integration of Quest's IP modules into the QuickMIPS family of programmable SoCs to deliver system solutions for a range of emerging market segments, including video and data streaming inside the Enterprise and for in-car infotainment systems. The industry-standard I/O interfaces included on the QuickMIPS device allow it to receive and transmit media on a wired or wireless network. The combination of the programmable logic and the powerful on-chip 32-bit CPU core efficiently processes, stores, and displays the video, data or voice information. For additional technical information about the Quest modules, go to
"The use of a QuickMIPS device combined with Quest's IP provides the time-to-market solution needed by designers of the next generation of video-enabled appliances and allows the platform to efficiently accommodate emerging technologies and services," said Ian Ferguson, Vice President and General Manager of QuickMIPS Division at QuickLogic. "Designers can implement system functions such as digital content management between the CPU core and the programmable fabric to improve system performance and ensure content providers' IP is protected."
"Our customers are searching for ready to use, proven IP modules that can be immediately applied in their application and embedded into a single chip. This further improves system performance and development/manufacturing costs" said Richard Meester, President and CEO of Quest Innovations B.V. "We are excited about our partnership with QuickLogic which will deliver additional modules for this application area, including other key I/O interfaces and video compression/decompression and allow us to jointly deliver even more value for customers wishing to participate in this segment. "
QuickCore IP Program
QuickLogic's QuickCore program has generated an extensive library of proven generic and application-specific IP cores, including connectivity and computational modules. These cores can be easily implemented in any of QuickLogic's devices that have programmable logic, including QuickLogic's Eclipse II family of low power FPGAs, the QuickPCI product family, and the QuickMIPS programmable SoC devices. Connectivity solutions include I/O modules such as Utopia and HDLC controllers, that are appropriate for communications systems and general purpose peripherals such as I2C and PCI.
Computational modules such as AES encryption and voice compression engines offload the main CPU allowing a system designer to implement additional features, using the CPU bandwidth that has been freed up. These IP modules, complementary software, and evaluation platforms result in a system solution being completed within weeks instead of the months required by ASIC approaches. For a complete list of cores, go to
QuickLogic Corporation (Nasdaq: QUIK) introduced the Embedded Standard Product (ESP) architecture in 1998, an innovation that delivers the guaranteed performance, lower cost of standard semiconductor products, flexibility, and time-to-market benefits of programmable logic. QuickLogic's proprietary ViaLink metal-to-metal interconnect technology offers high performance and is the foundation of the company's ESP families as well as the core FPGA products. Founded in 1988, the company is located at 1277 Orleans Drive, Sunnyvale, CA 94089-1138. For more information please visit the QuickLogic web site at
About Quest Innovations B.V.
Quest Innovations B.V, a Netherlands based company, develops state of the art and turn-key IP modules for FPGA and ASICs. Quest Innovations' IP modules are targeted at embedded devices, consumer market and industry applications. Quest Innovations' IP modules are in the category Interfaces (IDE/VGA/I2C/I2S), CPU (32-BIT Java CPU), and customer specific requests. A complete range of IP blocks either in development or ready to use are available upon request. Founded in 1998, the company is located at Dr. Sicco Mansholtstraat 7, 1771 CS Wieringerwerf, The Netherlands. For more information about Quest's products please call Quest Innovations B.V at +31 227 604046 or visit the Quest Innovation website at