QuickLogic announced an integrated programmable connectivity solution platform targeting mobile devices. The revolutionary ArcticLink platform embeds high performance controllers, a programmable fabric for implementing additional controllers and peripheral connectivity, as well as a selectable processor interface in a single, small form factor low power device. The hardwired interfaces include a USB 2.0 High Speed On-the-Go (OTG) controller with integrated PHY and a SD/SDIO/MMC/CE-ATA host controller. The USB 2.0 OTG controller supports the maximum USB speed of up to 480 Mbps and can be configured as either a host or a device (OTG). The SD/SDIO/MMC/CE-ATA controller provides a SD card 2.0, SDIO host 2.0, MMC 4.1, or CE-ATA 1.10 compliant peripheral interface at speeds of up to 52 MHz. Other functions, such as PCI, IDE, NAND flash controller, additional SDIO host controllers, SPI, Bluetooth 2.0 UART, display controllers and other custom interfaces, can be implemented in the programmable fabric from QuickLogic’s library of solutions. The on-chip programmable fabric can be configured to interface to most application processors. An internal split-bus architecture allows the processor to establish sustained and concurrent data transfers between the various host controllers without further intervention.
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