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QuickLogic -UART and Secure Access Module (SAM) Connectivity for Mobile Enterprise Products Based on the TI Sitara Processor

February 12, 2014

ENP Newswire - 12 February 2014

Release date- 11022014 - Mobile enterprise products tend to have a plethora of lower bandwidth wireless, sensor, and I/O connectivity requirements - often going beyond what is typically deployed in smartphones and tablets.

These UART-based peripherals include 2G wireless modules, high-frequency modules, 1D and 2D barcode scanners, GPS modules, RS-232 ports, IrDA controllers, Bluetooth modules and more. While mobile enterprise product capability is increasing, the TI Sitara application processors currently being used typically do not offer an appropriate number of UARTs for many mobile applications.

Mobile Point-of-Sale Terminals

For products with embedded point-of-sale capability, merchants are moving to upgrade their systems to ensure worldwide payment compatibility and enhanced security through the adoption of SAMs. Commonly used application processors, such as the TI Sitara, either do not have sufficient SAM controllers or do not support the emerging HSP standard. As a result, there is a need for an integrated HSP SAM bridge solution to augment the application processor's functionality.

QuickLogic's Orion Reference Design can be attached to application processor-based systems via a standard SDIO connector. As a result, Orion is a very flexible hardware solution, connecting to most application processor reference designs on the market today and in the future.

Orion reference design is verified on the TI BeagleBoard platform.

BeagleBoard Reference Design Platform

BeagleBoard is a ready-to-use, open source hardware platform for rapid prototyping and firmware and software development.

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Source: ENP Newswire

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