SAN FRANCISCOQuickLogic Corp. has announced the second generation of its Visual Enhancement Engine (VEE) proven system block (PSB), said to improve consumer viewing experience while also extending the battery life of mobile devices.
QuickLogic (Sunnyvale, Calif.) said improvements to the PSB include performance enhancements that increase the supported display resolutions from wide SVGA (1024x600) to wide XGA (1366x768).
QuickLogic's PSBs are essentially IP blocks that have been qualified by QuickLogic and can be incorporated into the company's customer specific standard product (CSSP) programmable ICs.
The VEE PSB is based on the iridix core licensed from Apical Ltd. According to QuickLogic, VEE improves the user's visual experience by adaptively processing each video frame on a pixel-by-pixel basis. VEE also adapts to the effects of ambient lighting on display viewability, QuickLogic said.
The company claims that VEE saves power and offers a corresponding battery life extensions.
The second-generation VEE PSB will be available as a hard logic implementation in future ArcticLin II VX solution platforms scheduled for availability in August, QuickLogic said.