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Background Color Compensator enhances projector images.

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Background Color Compensator (BCC) allows pico projected content to be correctly viewed on projected surfaces of various colors. From on-system color light sensor or user-provided data, BCC technology gathers projected surface color characteristics and modifies projected content via on-chip proprietary color balancing algorithm. Tight coupling with Visual Enhancement Engine (VEE) technology allows color-compensated video to be further enhanced in terms of lumen efficiency.

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QuickLogic Introduces New Background Color Compensator for Pico Projectors

  • Background Color Compensator (BCC) technology adapts projected content for best viewability based on the color of the projection surface

    Sunnyvale, CA - QuickLogic Corporation (NASDAQ: QUIK), the leader in low power Customer Specific Standard Products (CSSPs), is proud to announce availability of a new Proven System Block (PSB) called the Background Color Compensator (BCC.) This technology allows pico projected-content to be correctly viewed on projected surfaces of various colors.

    Hard-mounted projectors, such as those found in movie theatres and conference rooms, nearly always project onto a white screen. Accordingly, these projectors are tuned assuming a white surface. The mobile nature of pico projectors means that they can project anywhere, whether it be on the tan background of an airline seat or the red wall of a living room. Without accommodating for the different background colors, the user may experience viewing issues such as inaccurate color reproduction and reduced contrast.

    QuickLogic's BCC technology gathers projected surface color characteristics either from an on-system color light sensor or user-provided data and modifies the projected content through an on-chip proprietary color balancing algorithm. Additionally, BCC is tightly coupled with QuickLogic's Visual Enhancement Engine (VEE) technology, which allows the color-compensated video to be further enhanced to provide the highest 'effective lumens,' critical to the user's viewing experience.

    According to the Pacific Media Associates 2011 Pico Projector Manufacturer Survey,
    the pico projector market is forecasted to grow from 2.8 million units in 2011 to over 58 million units in 2015. "As the pico projector market moves to mass adoption in smartphones and tablets, we believe our slate of unique technologies including BCC and VEE will enable QuickLogic to be a partner of choice for system designers and OEMs," said Paul Karazuba, senior product marketing manager for QuickLogic. "These technologies directly address important user experience issues, and adopters can be assured they are providing their customers the best possible experience available."

    QuickLogic's BCC and VEE technologies (based on the iridix® core from Apical Limited) are available today as part of the ArcticLink® II VX2 and VX4 platforms and soon in the recently announced ArcticLink III VX6 family of platforms. Contact QuickLogic at or visit for more information.

    About QuickLogic
    QuickLogic Corporation is the inventor and pioneer of innovative, customizable semiconductor solutions for mobile and portable electronics OEMs and ODMs. These silicon plus software solutions are called Customer Specific Standard Products (CSSPs). CSSPs enable our customers to bring their products to market more quickly and remain in the market longer, with the low power, cost and size demanded by the mobile and portable electronics market. For more information about QuickLogic and CSSPs, visit

    QuickLogic and ArcticLink are registered trademarks and the QuickLogic logo is a trademark of QuickLogic Corporation. All other brands or trademarks are the property of their respective holders and should be treated as such.

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