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QuickLogic and SPI Collaborate to Deliver Context Awareness for Smartphones

Thu, 10/31/2013 - 4:59pm
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  • QuickLogic’s ArcticLink 3 S1 ultra-low power sensor hub and SPI’s best-in-class  FreeMotion libraries deliver always-on context awareness – enabling digital sixth sense
  • Ready-to-integrate solution enables immediate OEM integration

Sunnyvale, CA – October 28, 2013 – QuickLogic announced the company is collaborating with Sensor Platforms, Inc. (SPI) to address the mobile device OEM demand for always-on sensor capability enabling context awareness while consuming considerably less than 1% of typical smartphone system battery capacity. The collaboration with SPI is an integral step in QuickLogic’s strategic sensor hub initiative to create an extensive ecosystem, and to expand its solutions portfolio that enhances the user experience in the high-growth, high-volume mobile device marketplace.

Sensors Platform’s FreeMotion Library is a collection of advanced algorithms and heuristics which are optimized for operation in mobile devices. The FreeMotion Library interprets sensor data to determine the position and orientation of the device and the context of the user.  QuickLogic’s ArcticLink 3 S1 ultra-low power sensor hub contains innovative QuickLogic-developed sensor hub technology, as well as provides a vehicle for the hardware implementation and operation of the FreeMotion libraries within a mobile device.

“The advances in MEMS-based sensors and sensor fusion technology are enabling the age of the digital sixth sense or always-on context awareness in mobile devices. Commercializing these technologies requires tightly coupled collaboration between hardware and software partners,” said Brian Faith, QuickLogic’s vice president of worldwide marketing and sales. “We are excited to collaborate with Sensor Platforms, a best-in-class sensor fusion and context awareness algorithm provider, to bring the unique combination of our ultra-low power sensor hub architecture and their FreeMotion library to the mobile market.”

“The next big step in mobile devices is the concept of always-on sensors, enabling ubiquitous context awareness and eventually determination of user intent,” said Frank Shemansky, Sensor Platforms’ vice president of business development. “We are excited to work with QuickLogic, as we share a passion for bringing innovative products, incorporating software enabled sensor technologies, to market to enhance user experience and extend hardware capability.”

For more information, visit www.quicklogic.com

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