Fresco Logic F-One™ Technology Enables Sleek Acer Hybrid 2-in-1 Tablet/Laptop

Acer Aspire Switch 12 S unleashes a new era of design

TAIPEI, Taiwan--()--Fresco Logic, a leading technology provider that develops high-speed connectivity ICs and solutions for the computer, mobile, and smart electronic device market, today announced that its F-One™ Technology powers the new Acer Aspire Switch 12 S as the world’s first no-sacrifices hybrid 2-in-1 table/laptop. By using F-One Aggregation Technology combined with Keyssa’s Kiss connectivity, Acer designers were able to successfully maintain the elegance of an ultra-thin form factor without scarifying any I/O performance when compared with a full Notebook.

“The technology helped us to keep our 2-in-1 hybrid design’s ultra-slim form factor without sacrificing performance and while maintaining all of the desired user experiences.”

“Fresco Logic Technology allowed the Aspire Switch 12 S base dock to expand to a variety of I/O protocols via a single SuperSpeed USB3.0 signal over Keyssa’s Kiss Connectivity, without using any mechanical connectors or pogo pins,” said Wason Shyu, Vice President of Acer. “The technology helped us to keep our 2-in-1 hybrid design’s ultra-slim form factor without sacrificing performance and while maintaining all of the desired user experiences.”

Fresco Logic’s F-One Aggregation Technology bridges USB SuperSpeed signaling to a variety of protocols, including VGA, HDMI, and legacy USB. The F-One Aggregation technology enables a wide range of deployment scenarios and use cases that bring SuperSpeed USB over Contactless Kiss connectivity, long-distance fiber optic, Li-Fi communication, and more; finding applications in PCs, Notebooks, zero-clients, and Mobile devices as well as IOT and smart home products. Benefits include:

  • Aggregating multiple protocols onto a single channel, such as USB3.1, USB2.0, I2C, SPI, Power Delivery, Serial Port, GPIO, proprietary protocols, and more
  • Protocol agnostic, and media independent
  • High bandwidth, high reliability, ubiquitous availability

“F-One technology combined with Keyssa’s Kiss connectivity allows the Aspire Switch 12 S to create a new era of industrial design that will impact future product designs,” said Bob McVay, CTO of Fresco. “The power of F-One is not just about moving data quickly between devices, it’s about the ability to do that while also interoperating with legacy devices using multiple protocols simultaneously and efficiently.”

About Fresco Logic

Fresco Logic is a market leader in providing advanced I/O solutions that deliver highly efficient connectivity such as USB 3.1, USB Type-C, and USB Power Delivery for next-generation consumer electronics, personal computing, storage and mobile devices.

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Fresco Logic F-One™ Technology Enables Sleek Acer Hybrid 2-in-1 Tablet/Laptop

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