QuickLogic introduced the Smart Programmable Integrated Data Aggregator (SPIDA) Proven System Blocks (PSBs). The new SPIDA is a family of Proven System Blocks (PSBs) that speed data transfer operations such as media sideloading in mobile devices. SPIDA PSBs create an optimized, dedicated link between high-speed peripheral I/O (such as USB 2.0 High Speed, and storage interfaces) to transfer data between them without requiring significant Application Processor (AP) loading. The SPIDA PSB is available immediately for use with QuickLogic’s ArcticLink, ArcticLink II VX, PolarPro, and PolarPro II CSSPs.
By not requiring the AP to directly handle the data movement, the SPIDA provides a substantial increase in sideload speeds. Increased sideload speeds mean lower energy per byte transferred, which directly yields longer battery life before recharging. The ability to move data with minimal to no AP loading helps system architects maximize system performance while minimizing power demands. QuickLogic’s SPIDA is unlike generic sideloading schemes, because it is highly configurable to match specific interface and timing requirements of the specific AP. This enables tuning of design performance to eliminate wait states and other performance-eroding workarounds for interface mismatches.
SPIDA is the first-generation PSB in a planned family of smart data transfer blocks with ever-increasing capability. As with other PSBs, SPIDA is a fully designed and field-proven system block that can be implemented in the programmable fabric of QuickLogic’s Customer Specific Standard Product (CSSP) solution platforms. These platforms not only give OEMs and ODMs the ability to have customized solutions created for them that solve mobile device design challenges, they also support rapid adjustment of designs to meet changing market and consumer demands – all at standard product pricing and availability.
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