QuickLogic Joins CHIPS Alliance to Expand Open Source FPGA Efforts

August 11, 2020 Tiera Oliver

QuickLogic Corporation announced that it has joined CHIPS Alliance, the consortium advancing common and open hardware for interfaces, processors, and systems.

In addition, QuickLogic also announced the QuickLogic Open Reconfigurable Computing (QORC) initiative to broaden access to open FPGA technology for embedded systems developers. QuickLogic's initial open source development tools, developed in collaboration with CHIPS Alliance members Google and Antmicro, include support for QuickLogic's EOS S3 low power voice and sensor processing MCU with an integrated embedded FPGA (eFPGA), and its PolarPro 3E FPGA family.

According to the companies, QuickLogic and Antmicro also launched the first fully open source Arm Cortex M4 MCU + eFPGA SoC dev kit, QuickFeather. Antmicro added support for the QuickFeather dev kit into the Zephyr Real Time Operating System (RTOS), as well as in its open source Renode simulation framework. This small form factor development board is ideal for low-power machine learning (ML) capable IoT devices.

QuickLogic's Brian Faith will present "Open Source FPGA Tooling, Our Journey from Resistance to Adoption" at the CHIPS Alliance Workshop, being held virtually on Thursday, September 17.

To see the full CHIPS Alliance Workshop schedule and to register for the event, visit: https://events.linuxfoundation.org/chips-alliance-workshop/program/schedule/.

For more information, visit: chipsalliance.org, linuxfoundation.org, or www.quicklogic.com 

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Tiera Oliver, edtorial intern for Embedded Computing Design, is responsible for web content edits as well as newsletter updates. She also assists in news content as far as constructing and editing stories. Before interning for ECD, Tiera had recently graduated from Northern Arizona University where she received her B.A. in journalism and political science and worked as a news reporter for the university's student led newspaper, The Lumberjack.

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