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September 10, 2012

Logic PD Develops New Software that Reduces the Boot Time for Battery-Powered Devices

Logic PD has been successful in developing new proprietary software that enables Logic PD’s customers to reduce the boot time required for battery-powered devices to less than one second.

The company has developed the new fast boot technology by reducing the size of the boot image, optimizing NAND load algorithms and dozens of other advanced optimizations to achieve a much faster boot into Linux.

This boot technology is particularly aimed at companies looking out for an option to develop life-critical battlefield and medical devices (e.g. reconnaissance robots, portable defibrillators) as it makes new technical developments possible.

Logic PD officials said that they have reduced the boot time on the DM3730 Torpedo SOM using DM3730 DaVinci video processor and WiLink 7.0 combo connectivity solution from Texas Instruments (News - Alert) Incorporated (TI) – from about 50 seconds to 500 milliseconds.

With this technology, Logic PD SOM customers can build battery-powered devices that powers on significantly faster than competing end user products, and gives end users the ability to use their devices faster and for longer periods of time.

“This breakthrough has the potential to substantially extend the life of battery-powered devices, and change the behavior of how end users interact with their battery-powered devices,” said Dr. Scott Nelson, executive vice president and CTO, Logic PD. “It also demonstrates the caliber of professionals we have on our team and the level of innovation we can accomplish. This is the epitome of what Logic PD is all about.”

Logic PD officials also claim that its experienced team of creative problem solvers and cutting-edge modular technology products supported by its partner ecosystem enable companies to control costs, reduce risk and deliver innovative products to market faster.

The company is headquartered in Minneapolis, with offices in Austin, Boston and San Diego.

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Edited by Brooke Neuman

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