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April 21, 2014

QuickLogic Announces Immediate Availability of its IrDA Remote Control Proven System Block

By Deepika Mala, TMCnet Contributor

QuickLogic Corporation, the innovator in low-power Customer Specific Standard Products, recently introduced its IrDA Remote Control Proven System Block.

Designed for use in QuickLogic's programmable logic-based CSSPs, the PSB provides mobile device OEMs with a low-cost, system-verified method of implementing infrared-based remote control features on their devices.

OEMs, with the help of this PSB block can enable their smartphones and tablets to become remote controls for all popular television and home theater brands.

The IrDA Remote Control PSB has been designed to connect directly between the mobile device applications processor and an infrared LED.

Officials said that OEMs which include this technology can provide a hardware-differentiated product versus their competition. They can also offer additional usability and function from a single device to their users.

Available immediately, the PSB can be implemented in CSSPs based on the PolarPro 3 or ArcticLink 3 S1 families of solution platforms.

Company officials said that these platforms are also capable of supporting the integration of other functions such as service LED control, I/O expansion, and SPI/I2C masters, reducing bill of material cost and increasing available PCB space.

"Mobile devices are always in our possession and it is a natural evolution for them to integrate the functionality of the many single-function devices we interact with on a daily basis," said Paul Karazuba, senior product marketing and media manager at QuickLogic, in a press statement. "QuickLogic's IrDA Remote Control PSB enables this evolutionary innovation through the integration of the functionality of a remote controller into a mobile device."

Recently, TMCnet reported that QuickLogic Corporation has announced the immediate availability of its complete Integrated Development Environment (IDE) and Development Board for customizing its ultra-low power sensor hub and making always-on context awareness a reality. 

Edited by Maurice Nagle

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