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Sensor Hub IDE/Development Board allows rapid customization.

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April 18, 2014 - IDE and Development Board are used to customize ultra-low power (ULP) sensor hub and foster presence of always-on context awareness. Flexible Fusion Engine Algorithm Tool (FFEAT) IDE lets engineers develop code and algorithms, compile to QuickLogic’s ArcticLink® 3 S1 ULP sensor hub architecture, and perform clock cycle-accurate simulation and real-time hardware debugging. Complementing FFEAT, Development Board offers hardware platform for sensor hub hardware development, testing, and debugging.

Quicklogic Corporation

1277 Orleans Dr., Sunnyvale, CA, 94089, USA

Original Press Release

QuickLogic Announces Sensor Hub IDE and Development Board for Rapid Customization

Press release date: April 8, 2014

• Allows software, sensor and sensor algorithm engineers to customize functionality of QuickLogic’s ArcticLink 3 S1 sensor hub.

• Complete Integrated Development Environment (IDE) and Development Board supports algorithm development through real-time board level debug for quicker time-to-market.

Sunnyvale, CA – QuickLogic Corporation (NASDAQ: QUIK), the innovator in low-power Customer Specific Standard Products (CSSPs), today announced the immediate availability of its IDE and Development Board for customizing its ultra-low power sensor hub and making always-on context awareness a reality.  Specifically tailored for engineers familiar with sensor algorithms and software, these tools speed time-to-market by providing an abstraction layer between the sensor algorithms and software (typically expressed in a C-like language), and the hardware implementation.

The IDE, called the Flexible Fusion Engine Algorithm Tool (FFEAT), enables engineers to quickly and easily develop code and algorithms, compile to QuickLogic’s ArcticLink® 3 S1 ultra-low power sensor hub architecture, and perform clock cycle-accurate simulation and real-time hardware debugging.

QuickLogic’s Development Board complements FFEAT by providing a proven hardware platform for sensor hub hardware development, testing, and debugging.  The board is designed with platform flexibility in mind by supporting connectivity to host systems, such as a PC via USB, directly to a Snapdragon™ based DragonBoard™ by Qualcomm.  The boards also have flexible connectors that can be used to connect third party sensor boards for easy sensor bring-up, algorithm development and hardware debug.

“QuickLogic’s ultra-low power sensor hub enables always-on context awareness.  By using our IDE and development board, developers can easily create new code, compile, and debug internally-developed sensor algorithms,” said Paul Karazuba, senior product marketing and media manager at QuickLogic.  “The combination of our FFEAT IDE software, the development board, and the ArcticLink 3 S1 sensor hub significantly reduces the engineering time and effort resulting in quicker time-to-market for OEMs and sensor algorithm companies.”

More information on the FFEAT software and the Sensor Hub development board, please go to http://www.quicklogic.com/platforms/arcticlink3s1/

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About QuickLogic
QuickLogic Corporation is the leading provider of ultra-low power, customizable Sensor Hub, Display, and Connectivity semiconductor solutions for smartphone, tablet, wearable, and mobile enterprise OEMs.  Called Customer Specific Standard Products (CSSPs), these programmable 'silicon plus software' solutions enable our customers to bring hardware-differentiated products to market quickly and cost effectively.  For more information, visit www.quicklogic.com.

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