QuickLogic and Sital Partner to Develop Specialized MIL-STD-1553 FPGA IP Core

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SUNNYVALE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–QuickLogic® Corporation (NASDAQ:QUIK – News), the lowest power programmable solutions leader, is expanding its commitment to its military customer base by partnering with Israel-based avionics technology leader Sital Technology to optimize Sital’s MIL-STD-1553 controller design for QuickLogic’s ViaLink® programmable fabric. The MIL-STD-1553 bus is used in military and avionics applications such as heads-up displays, radar, and weapons systems. The controller design will become part of QuickLogic’s Proven System Block (PSB) library for military-grade solutions using the PolarPro® family of programmable platforms.

The MIL-STD-1553 PSB manages all the communications on the bus to and from an attached device. The PSB can act as a bus controller, remote terminal, or monitor terminal interface to the bus, and offers a choice of interfaces on the back end. The PSB can provide compatibility with older chipsets that have interfaces targeting legacy controllers, replacing the legacy device in an existing design without requiring any software changes. For new designs a simpler, streamlined interface is available, allowing communications over the bus simply by reading and writing registers.

“Our long-standing military customers are looking for proven MIL-STD-1553 solutions that provide cost-effective flexibility with the long product lifecycles required by their market,” said Mehul Kochar, Business Development Manager at QuickLogic. “We chose to work with Sital for their expertise in these solutions and because their optimized PSB designed with flexibility in mind.”

“We are excited to be working with QuickLogic to make our technology more available to the US market,” adds Sital Marketing Director Duli Yariv. “Optimizing our design into a PSB for QuickLogic’s programmable fabric will help give a long life to military and civil aerospace designs by removing the risk of parts becoming obsolete as technology changes.” The partnership includes development of the PSB and will support interface customization for unique designs when needed.


The MIL-STD-1553 interface PSB will be available for QuickLogic’s PolarPro family of solution platforms in Q3, 2008. PolarPro platforms are already available with full military temperature, shock, and vibration rating. For more information, go to QuickLogic’s web site, www.quicklogic.com.

About Sital Technology

Headquartered in Kfar-Saba, Israel, Sital Technology is an industry expert in MIL-STD-1553 design. The company develops silicon intellectual property for military and avionics applications, provides design services, and offers VHDL training. The principal staff are veterans of the Israeli Air Force with in-depth understanding of avionics systems and their needs.

About QuickLogic

QuickLogic Corporation (NASDAQ:QUIK – News) 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 www.quicklogic.com.

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