I am often asked about the differences between ASICs, FPGAs, and ASIC-with-embedded FPGA (eFPGA) blocks and so I thought I would devote a blog article to that topic. Here goes… Once upon a time, there were ASICs (“Application Specific Integrated Circuits”, for the uninitiated). These were (and are) semiconductor devices designed to implement a very […]
Convergence of Voice Control and the One-Watt Initiative Driving Unique Requirements in Smart TVs and Home Appliances
The primary application for QuickLogic’s EOS S3 Ultra-Low Power Voice and Sensor Platform is mobile, battery-powered devices that require both always-on wake word detection and extended battery life. As recently as a year ago, if anyone told me there would be a compelling use-case for wall powered devices I wouldn’t have believed it, or at […]
Now is the Time for eFPGA Technology
Embedding FPGA technology into SoC designs isn’t really a new idea. In fact, at QuickLogic we’ve been doing it for nearly two decades, starting with our FPGA/hard PCI controller SoC all the way back in 1999. The value proposition was the same then as it is now. Higher levels of integration delivering a higher level […]
Software Before Silicon?
One of our mantras at QuickLogic has always been “software before silicon.” Why? Just as a computer is a useless collection of hardware without an operating system and applications software, the same is basically true for FPGAs without our customers’ designs mapped into our architecture. Sure, we provide a lot of clever integrated functional building […]
Can You Hear Me Now?
During Q1, I discussed our first significant engagement for a hearable device, and during Q2, I announced that we won that and other hearable designs that are currently scheduled for production during Q4 2017. I am pleased to state we have seen a substantial increase in hearable engagements during the last four weeks. To keep […]
Press Coverage on eFPGA
eFPGA Video Interview from DAC Mao Wang, eFPGA Product Marketing Director, comments on what is unique about QuickLogic’s eFPGA. Watch Video interview by Gabriele Saucier, Design and Reuse. https://www.design-reuse.com/video/view/437/efpga-comes-of-age.html eFPGA Podcast from DAC Owen Bateman, Director of Sales, North America & EMEA, comments on how an eFPGA is ideal for SoC development by reducing development cost […]
Building Momentum in China!
I’m very excited to announce that our CFO, Dr. Sue Cheng and I will present the QuickLogic story at the Reach China Investment Conference in Beijing on Tuesday, June 27th. The Reach China Investment Conference focuses on small companies with high growth potential. This is our first ever investor presentation in China and more than […]
eFPGA Replaces Crystal Ball
QuickLogic’s CTO Dr. Tim Saxe comments on the emergence of embedded FPGA (eFPGA) technology and why it is happening now. https://blog.globalfoundries.com/efpga-replaces-crystal-ball/ […]
SoC Developers, You Have Our Full Support
You might have seen our recent announcement regarding the fact that we’re opening an eFPGA support center in Taiwan. The reason this announcement is so significant is that it demonstrates the depth of our commitment to eFPGA technology for SoC developers. We’ve already spoken at length about the benefits of embedding FPGA logic in SoCs, […]
QuickLogic’s New Partnership with GLOBALFOUNDRIES Brings Big Benefits
Recently QuickLogic announced that it has joined a cadre of industry leaders in partnering with GLOBALFOUNDRIES for its FDXcelerator™ Program. (Other members of this program include key technology companies such as Amkor Technology, Mentor Graphics, Rambus, Synopsys, Amkor Technology, ASE Group, Infosys, Mentor Graphics, Rambus, Sasken, Sonics and Cadence.) The partners will together provide a suite […]